Hand eczema? how long will it take to heal? does it take months, weeks? should i eat something different?
Question by Isabella: Hand eczema? how long will it take to heal? does it take months, weeks? should i eat something different?
I’ve had eczema on my left hand pinky, and right hand third finger. I’m starting to get the eczema on my right hand pinky and left hand index finger. I use cream that is prescribed from my doctor but it doesn’t even work and this is the most strongest medicine and it doesn’t look like its doing anything. How this all occurred was because i always love using lotions from bath and body works and i use to wash dishes without gloves. I keep my hands mosturized now especially with the cream mixed with vaseline, but i want this to go away quick! Or if i keep on mosturizing my affected fingers will this take months to heal? I’ve had hand eczema the past two years and its getting worse.
Answer by Donna
My son has the same it’s on his hands ,just before Christmas the doctor sent him for tests down the hospital 36 samples he had on his back thats tape with all different things on that we had to leave on for a week he mustn’t wash his own hair like you said wear gloves washing up etc he has to go back to hospital at Easter now for more tests he has a barrier cream that doesn’t come off ask for that xi it helps good luck x I see my son not nice to constantly itch x
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Question by Kristy: How often should you bathe an infant with eczema?
I have a six week old son with eczema. I bathe him every night. Should I be bathing him every other night? His eczema seems to be getting worse and I’m not sure of proper treatment for eczema. What kind of lotion is best for eczema? I’ve tried Johnsons, Aveeno Baby, Palmer’s, and am currently using Euceran Calming Creme which was recommended by a friend.
Answer by jayjay7717
i’d say every other day, it might be a little better on his skin
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Question by : What should people with eczema avoid eating?
I have Eczema on my hand and little on my neck.My doctor said I should avoid eating some food, but he did not say what foods.Please help form a list that shows what foods people with Eczema should avoid.
Answer by Blueberrygal
Try the pure oil of oregano-got rid of my rash-doctors couldn’t cure. Fill a size 0 gel cap and take internally 2 times a day or so, and, dilute w/olive oil for on the skin. Three days later mine was gone-after 14 months of horror for me. Also, cayenne, hot sauce, alcohol: beer, wine stay away from, mustard/hot. Get well soon! Oh, this oil cures strep throat, ear aches etc,too. Pretty powerful-this might help you-depending on what the reason you have it in the first place. Pure diet, lots of water, vegetarian diet, bland food.
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How long should eczema rash take to clear up after eliminating the allergin from diet. My 3 month old has?
Question by JDMOM: How long should eczema rash take to clear up after eliminating the allergin from diet. My 3 month old has?
had it on face, tummy and legs for about a month now. We figured out he has a milk and soy allergy and have changed his formula so that he is no longer getting those. The rash on his face is better. It started getting better within 12 hours of changing the formula, but his legs and tummy are still pretty bad. Just wondering how long it can take for it to clear up.
He has only been on the new formula for 2 and a half days.
Answer by tasha l
it could also be environmental laudry soap bath soap etc so if it dosen’t clear soon I would start investigating those things you may want to try a non scented detergent and an organic baby soap / lotion alos alot of babies are allergic to corn and corn deravitives in hypoallergenic formulas which can cause excema
EDIT* there was most likely corn syrup in the other formula as well…..
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Adults and children suffer from eczema, though children are often more susceptible. Apart from itching and swelling, the presence of dry and cracked also indicates eczema. Common areas where children are likely to develop eczema are in the creases of skin that covers the elbow and knee joints. Do you have a hard time controlling your skin condition? Well worry no more, I’m going to show you how you can use home remedies for eczema, to help you get relief instantly.
1. to dry up your skin to prevent oil from clogging pores. With eczema, the last thing you want to scrub your already dry skin with is another soap that will dry it even more. In this case, you want to use an all natural, moisturizing soap or facewash. Make sure it is free and clear of any fragrances or other unnecessary ingredients.
2. If you apply vinegar (cider or white) to the area that’s affected, you will see positive results. Let the vinegar dry on the skin, and then rinse it with cold/cool water. When you do this, it will instantly take away the burning and itching you may feel from eczema. Once this is done, the healing process will soon begin.
3. Coconut oil is another great remedy for eczema. When we are thinking about how to clear up eczema at home we immediately wonder what we can apply directly to the affected skin to bring some instant relief. Coconut oil fits the bill perfectly. It’s a natural substance that will help stop the itch and also relieve much of the redness. Just apply it in a thin coat directly onto the skin. Coconut oil can be found in all major grocery stores so it’s readily available.
4. Chamomile is a natural herb, and you can typically find it mixed with a natural oil (such as almond oil). This works well to help relieve pain and bring back moisture in the skin. Just apply this to a cotton ball and dab lightly onto your skin. You’ll feel the pain and itchiness start to wear off instantly.
5. There are many herbs that offer natural cures for eczema. Goldenseal root, pau d’arco, tea tree oil, chamomile, comfrey, camphor, nutmeg, sandalwood and blueberry leaves are among the herbs that provide natural eczema cures. Zinc, flaxseed, vitamin E, evening primrose oil and shark cartilage are also beneficial in reversing the effects of eczema.Chinese herbs that offer natural eczema cures include chan tui, ku shen, shi gao, fang feng and gan cao.
6. Phenols – are naturally present in herbs such as thyme and oregano. These are compounds with similar properties with alcohol but have additional aromatic property, acts as antiseptic and with potent antimicrobial effects. In medicine, phenol is first used in the technique of antiseptic surgery. Thymol and carvacrol are phenols tested to be effective against drug resistant strain of bacteria, effective fungicides and main ingredients in everyday antiseptic solutions such as in mouthwash and medicinal lotions which makes them effective in eczema natural remedies.
7. Another good home remedy for eczema is cornstarch. This is very effective if you put it your bath water. Cornstarch in your bath, will help with the itching and will soothe your skin giving you immediately relief from your condition. This is one of the best home remedies for eczema.
All eczema sufferers will have to take one key decision to decide how they will treat their eczema. The decision of what treatment to use will be decided upon a number of factors. When chosing an eczema treatment, one will come to their decision based on – experience, the severity of their eczema, and word of mouth.
Experience at chosing an may come from knowing someone who has eczema or a family member who has had eczema. This experience will lead you to have a better understanding of steroid creams and other options available. If you have a lot of experience then you will know the disadvantages of steroid creams and you may opt for a natural eczema treatment to help. On the flip side, you may believe that the strength of a steroid cream is exactly what you or your child needs. Steroid creams are reliable and well tested whilst natural eczema treatments are more of a gamble.
The second factor of chosing an eczema treatment will be the severity of eczema. For people who have light eczema a simple natural eczema cream might be the best available option as it will not cause any bleeching to the skin. For more severe eczema treatments most people will not want to take a risk on any unheard of product. People will be more likely to go with a safe topic steroid cream. The area of which eczema covers is also factor, if eczema covers the body and areas where people can’t see, then people will feel free to experiment with more radical eczema treatments. If eczema is covering a area that is easily seen then most people will want to use more well heard of eczema treatments that are medically backed up.
The third factor is all about word and mouth. The fact is that almost everyone will know someone who suffers from eczema and if not you will have heard of someone who suffers from eczema. You will also most likely have heard of an eczema treatment that a sufferer has used. This also means you would have heard of the success or faliure of this treatment. This will help to lead your decision in what to use.
So there we have it, the eczema treatment you chose will depend upon one of those factors. Now all you need to decide is which eczema treatment you will use. It’s important to remember than natural eczema treatments are usually more kind on the skin and they help to naturally treat the skin. Aloe vera are especailly good at calming symptoms of eczema. However, also note that there are many poor natural eczema treatments out there.
Steroid eczema treatments are usually reliable and they have a quick impact on eczema. It is important to realise though that these treatments are strong and contain anti-biotics in many cases. This may bleech or pigment your skin, make sure you speak to a medical professional and ask about any side effects before deciding on your eczema treatment.
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for my ezema.,my medicine are claricort tablet and lodratadine tablet,what is the best medicine i should take?
Question by Anne Lim: for my ezema.,my medicine are claricort tablet and lodratadine tablet,what is the best medicine i should take?
i want to get over this disease because it’s so Itch and scaly..and it’s almost 1yr in this disease.
Answer by fss
Eczema is chronic skin disease, it take long treatment. both the medicine you take is good for dermatitis along with this you need,
Supportive care: Skin care involves moisturizing. Bathing and hand washing should be infrequent, and lukewarm (not hot) water should be used; soap use should be minimized on dermatitic areas because it may be drying and irritating. When toweling dry, the skin should be blotted or patted dry rather than rubbed.
Body oils or emollients such as white petrolatum, vegetable oil, or hydrophilic petrolatum (unless the patient is allergic to lanolin) applied immediately after bathing may help retain skin moisture and reduce itching. Continuously wet dressings (not wet-to-dry) are an alternative for severe lesions.
Coal tar cream or oil can be an effective topical antipruritic but also can be inconvenient because it stains clothing.
Antihistamines can help relieve pruritus.
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