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Eczema treatment

When you hear the word Eczema, the thing that comes to mind is red, dry, itchy, scaly skin. Eczema is a disease which damages the skin barrier which makes skin more prone to infections and dryness which results in blisters and patches on skin which are rough and itchy. It doesn't harm your body and is a noncontagious disease. This can affect anywhere on skin and any age group. Typically visible on ankles, neck, hands, feet, knees, around eyes and inner elbow.

How Does The Therapy Work?

Eczema treatment can be difficult if the cause is something you can't control, like genetics. Fortunately, you can control factors like environment and stress level. Do figure out what worsens or triggers your eczema, and consequently avoid it. The goal is to reduce itching and discomfort and prevent infections.

  • Use mild soaps and fragrance free products, dyes and alcohol. Go for products which are labelled as “sensitive skin” and “fragrance free”.
  • Antibiotics treat skin infections.
  • Antihistamines like diphenhydramine can control the itch.
  • Calcineurin inhibitors like tacrolimus (Protopic) and pimecrolimus (Elidel), minimise the immune response that causes itchiness.
  • Use ceramide products. These moisturizers help in restoring skin barrier.
  • Phototherapy uses UV light, usually ultraviolet B (UVB), from special lamps. The ultraviolet light waves found in sunlight help in certain skin disorders, including eczema.
  • It'll be best to keep room temperature regular as changes in room temperature and humidity can dry the skin.
  • Avoid rubbing or scratching.
  • Use moisturizer multiple times a day.
  • Moisturize your skin using a cream or ointment after you bathe or shower. Use lukewarm water to bathe.

Cost of Eczema Treatment

The cost of Eczema treatment depends on the condition of your skin and the reason for your Eczema.


Eczema cannot spread to other people. Eczema sufferers must to be let to engage in typical playtime with their peers.

Swimming doesn't make you overheat and perspire, which would make you itchy; rather, chlorine is a chemical irritant. Some persons with eczema may feel skin irritation or dryness, while others have no adverse effects .

Even if eczema gets better in the summer, certain precautions should be taken: shade, clothing, a hat, very high protection sunscreen, etc. (as well as specialist recommendations for the child).


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