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Can eczema be treated without medication?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Protect
Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness.
Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.

In brief: Protect
Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness.
Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
Mild eczema can be treated without daily medication.
Eczema is called the "itch that rashes" not the rash that itches. Controlling itching eliminates scratching & permits the skin to heal. Start with daily bathing not showering. Soak for 10-15 minutes. Use cetaphil or cerave cleanser. Then moisturize the entire body with an unscented cream, ointment, or petroleum jelly. Use a lot. Avoid lotions.

In brief: Sometimes
Mild eczema can be treated without daily medication.
Eczema is called the "itch that rashes" not the rash that itches. Controlling itching eliminates scratching & permits the skin to heal. Start with daily bathing not showering. Soak for 10-15 minutes. Use cetaphil or cerave cleanser. Then moisturize the entire body with an unscented cream, ointment, or petroleum jelly. Use a lot. Avoid lotions.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes. Partially.
Eczema often involves dry skin.
Gentle skin care is very important. Use mild skin cleansers, moisturize immediately after bathing using a high quality lotion or cream, and avoid using products with fragrances or dyes.

In brief: Yes. Partially.
Eczema often involves dry skin.
Gentle skin care is very important. Use mild skin cleansers, moisturize immediately after bathing using a high quality lotion or cream, and avoid using products with fragrances or dyes.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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