Eczema treatment how to get rid of it

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Atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis is a chronic dermatological disease that causes skin rashes and itching. This pathology is both very embarrassing from an aesthetic point of view but also in terms of the discomfort generated. The existing treatments against eczema are above all symptomatic, but do not allow a definitive cure. Qare’s medical team gives you advice on how to relieve your symptoms.

What cream for eczema?

Eczema appears in flare-ups forming patches and lesions , sometimes dry, sometimes oozing and itchy. During these outbreaks of eczema , the first treatment consists of applying topical corticosteroid-based creams and/or ointments , prescribed by the doctor. The latter will determine the power of the local treatment according to the condition of your skin. This is an attack treatment aimed at removing the plaques and reducing itching , but it does not prevent recurrences.

If you apply a cream or ointment against eczema, be sure to respect the dosages indicated, without massaging or applying thick layers. You must continue treatment until the lesions disappear , usually between 1 and 3 weeks. The best cream to treat your eczema will be the one recommended by your doctor.

If topical corticosteroid treatment fails, a dermatologist or pediatrician can prescribe an immunomodulator ointment (based on tacrolimus).

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Oral treatment for eczema

Topical treatments for eczema can be supplemented by oral treatments. The doctor can temporarily prescribe antihistamines , used against allergies, to reduce itching when it is severe and interferes with sleep. He may also prescribe stronger topical corticosteroids to be taken by mouth. Local or oral antibiotics are used only in case of bacterial superinfection of the lesions.

How to cure eczema with home remedies?

In the case of eczema that is chronic or triggered by psychological factors, it is also possible to turn to alternative medicine and treatment with plants, in addition to medical treatment. Certain plants or oils , not necessarily essential, have indeed soothing virtues in the treatment of eczema. However, there is no miracle cure for eczema.

The sage used in infusion can relieve the skin. Dip a compress in the infusion and place it on the skin.

Chamomile cream can also soothe damaged skin.

Coconut oil is very moisturizing and helps reduce dryness of the skin.

Aloe vera relieves itching and moisturizes the skin. You can apply it in gel.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a natural treatment for eczema, avoid putting apple cider vinegar or the like on your lesions. Your doctor may prescribe a treatment based on homeopathy to treat your eczema in addition to drug treatment.

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In addition, here are the actions to apply in case of eczema:

do not take too hot or long showers;

wash with soap-free bars or mild soap-free cleansers;

avoid soaps, chemicals, perfumes and cosmetics;

dry yourself by dabbing on the skin (not by rubbing);

wear light cotton clothing , and avoid synthetic or scratchy materials.

Laser treatment for eczema

There is the possibility of laser treatment of eczema reserved for severe and extensive forms of the disease affecting a large part of the skin surface. It would reduce lesions and improve skin hydration. There are also ultraviolet treatments but these can increase the risk of skin cancer. Additionally, some patients respond well to natural sun exposure which promotes healing.

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What is the most effective treatment for my type of eczema?

Contact eczema: how to treat it?

Contact eczema is a skin disease that is acquired after contact with an allergen . It most often affects the wrists, feet or face. It is different from atopic eczema which occurs on an atopic genetic ground in babies and young children . However, the two can coexist.

Treatment for contact eczema includes:

eviction of the allergen in question from the patient’s environment;

local topical corticosteroids .

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Nervous eczema: how to get rid of it?

Over the counter prednisone oral tablet may interact with other medicines, vitamins, or herbs you are taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the medicine from working properly. People with atopic eczema may experience flare-ups or an exacerbation of their eczema during times of stress . The disease is caused by a disorder of the immune system which can also be disrupted by the production of cortisol (the stress hormone). In this case, it is important to maintain a rhythm and a healthy lifestyle to prevent stress and its consequences. Here are a few tips :

take care of your sleep and avoid factors that could disturb it (screen at night, alcohol, etc.);

exercise regularly ;

eat healthy ;

save yourself moments of relaxation ;

integrate relaxation or meditation exercises , and why not sophrology , into your routine.

To help you manage your stress, you can download the MonSherpa psychological support application .

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