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Quick GuideEczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment
What are home remedies for eczema?
Mild eczema may respond to compresses composed of tepid water followed by room air evaporation. Chronic eczema can be improved by applying water followed by an emollient (moisturizing cream or lotion). Mild eczema can be effectively treated with nonprescription 1% hydrocortisone cream.
Does diet affect eczema?
Is there a cure for eczema?
Each type of eczema requires a specific sort of therapy. The easiest eczemas to cure permanently are those caused by fungi and scabies. Allergic contact eczema can be cured if a specific allergenic substance can be identified and avoided.
Is eczema contagious?
What is the prognosis of eczema?
Most of the patients with eczema do quite well under the care of a dermatologist who has made an accurate diagnosis. Occasionally, eczema can become infected by microorganisms, such a staphylococci or herpes simplex virus. This is because the normal barrier function of the skin has been damaged by the inflammatory condition. In this situation, the infection could be contagious and require antibiotics treatment. An important signal would be the development of fever and pustules, plus pain at the site of the rash.
Is it possible to prevent eczema?
The judicious use of moisturizing creams or ointments can be an effective treatment for many people in preventing certain types of eczema.
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