Treatments for Eczema
Treatment list for Eczema: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Eczema includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.
- Watchful waiting - many children grow out of the condition.
- Symptomatic treatments
- Hydrocortisone creams
- Sedatives - only for severe itching
- Coal tar ointment - for discoid eczema
- Bathing routine changes
- Lubricants after bathing - such as creams or ointments
- Lukewarm bathing
- Avoid lengthy bathing
- Limit or avoid soap
- Non-soap cleanser
- Air-dry skin
- Gently pat dry skin
- Avoid scratching or rubbing
- Distract child when scratching
- Wear soft cotton fabrics
- Maintain a cool environment - sweating or overheating is unhelpful.
- Keep fingernails filed - prevents a child from scratching.
- Treat skin infections promptly
- Avoid skin infections
- Corticosteroid creams and ointments
- Oral corticosteroids
- Injected corticosteroids
- Phototherapy (UV A and B light)
- Photochemotherapy (light and psoralen)
- Immunosuppressive drugs - used to treat adults
- Diet changes - to try to find a suspect and then later to avoid a suspected food allergy.
- Allergy exposure reduction - various methods to reduce exposures to potential allergens such as dust or pollen.
- Avoid cigarette smoke
- Avoid airborne pollens and other allergens
- Avoid animals
- Stress reduction
Treatment of Eczema: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to treatment of Eczema:
- Dermatitis can cause hands to be dry, red, cracked and itchy
- New Chinese herbal drug claims to treat wide range of skin disorders
- Non-steroid eczema cream may prevent development of asthma
- People with certain conditions should be wary of smallpox vaccines
Last revision: April 10, 2003
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