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Is there a cure for eczema or dermatitis?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

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: No

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
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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a hereditary condition, much like asthma or hay fever.
Most grow out of eczema by 10-11 years old. It is estimated that ~15% continue to have eczema into adulthood. These individuals tend to have allergies to many things, and the disease is chronic. Treatment goal is generally to control flares rather than cure.

In brief: No

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a hereditary condition, much like asthma or hay fever.
Most grow out of eczema by 10-11 years old. It is estimated that ~15% continue to have eczema into adulthood. These individuals tend to have allergies to many things, and the disease is chronic. Treatment goal is generally to control flares rather than cure.
Dr. Karen Han
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