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If eczema is fine on creams, can I wean off the creams to see what happens?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Eczema management

Eczema is known to recur despite adequate treament.
You are lucky to know that yours responds well to cream moisturizers. Use them as often as necessary stopping the application when your skin gets better.If you need to use steroid creams in severe cases, stop its use on the first sign of improvement and continue with a moisturizer. Reduce frequency of soap and water showers and handwashings.

In brief: Eczema management

Eczema is known to recur despite adequate treament.
You are lucky to know that yours responds well to cream moisturizers. Use them as often as necessary stopping the application when your skin gets better.If you need to use steroid creams in severe cases, stop its use on the first sign of improvement and continue with a moisturizer. Reduce frequency of soap and water showers and handwashings.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Eczema

Some patients can.
However the ability to stop moisturizers can be related to the season. A lot of eczema patients do well in the summer and never need any treatment. Others might need to use a moisturizer all of the time. When winter comes and the skin dries many pts flare and need steroids too. Every pt is a little different.

In brief: Eczema

Some patients can.
However the ability to stop moisturizers can be related to the season. A lot of eczema patients do well in the summer and never need any treatment. Others might need to use a moisturizer all of the time. When winter comes and the skin dries many pts flare and need steroids too. Every pt is a little different.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Gradually reduce frequency of application form twice a day to once a day to every other day and every third day.
For a mild case this will keep eczema under control and decrease potential thinning of skin.

In brief: Yes

Gradually reduce frequency of application form twice a day to once a day to every other day and every third day.
For a mild case this will keep eczema under control and decrease potential thinning of skin.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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