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Eczema is a common skin condition hallmarked by itchy and inflamed patches of skin, particularly on faces in infants, as well as inside the elbow and behind the knees of children, teenagers, and adults. Also commonly known as atopic dermatitis, ec...[read article]

Tests for Eczema

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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Eczema

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Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is the use of a specialized machine to emit only a specific wavelength of the light spectrum. Light therapy consists of e...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Eczema

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DIPHENHYDRAMINE (dye fen HYE dra meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It is also used to treat Parkinson's dise...  More
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FLUOCINONIDE (floo oh SIN oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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MOMETASONE (moe MET a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat skin problems that may cause itching, redness, and swelling.  More
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FLUOCINOLONE (floo oh SIN oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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DESOXIMETASONE (des ox i MET a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat skin problems that may cause itching, redness, and swelling.  More
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FLUTICASONE (floo TIK a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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ALCLOMETASONE (al kloe MET a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat skin problems that may cause itching, redness, and swelling.  More
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HYDROCORTISONE (hye droe KOR ti sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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BETAMETHASONE (bay ta METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to treat swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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FLURANDRENOLIDE (flure an DREN oh lide) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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HALCINONIDE (hal SIN oh nide) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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HALOBETASOL (hal oh BAY ta sol) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching.  More
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PREDNICARBATE (PRED ni kar bate) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat skin problems that may cause itching, redness, and swelling.  More
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AMCINONIDE is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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COAL TAR (kohl tahr) is used on the scalp to treat dandruff and other conditions including psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.  More
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DESONIDE (DES oh nide) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat skin problems that may cause itching, redness, and swelling.  More
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DIFLORASONE (dye FLOR a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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DOXEPIN (DOX e pin) is used on the skin to treat itching caused by certain types of skin disorders.  More
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TRIAMCINOLONE (trye am SIN oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to reduce swelling and ulcers in the mouth. It helps treat and relieve mouth sores that are not ...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Eczema

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DIPHENHYDRAMINE (dye fen HYE dra meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It is also used to treat Parkinson's dise...  More
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HYDROCORTISONE (hye droe KOR ti sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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COAL TAR (kohl tahr) is used on the scalp to treat dandruff and other conditions including psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.  More
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Self Care for Eczema

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Application of Moisturizer to Skin
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Topical Application- Soaked Dressing
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Application of Cream to Skin
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Herbs and Supplements for Eczema What's this?

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Zinc has been used since ancient Egyptian times to enhance wound healing, although the usefulness of this approach is only partially confirmed by the clinical data ...  More
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Both marshmallow ( Althaea officinalis ) leaf and root are used in commercial preparations. Herbal formulations are made from either the dried root or leaf (unpeele...  More
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Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and certain plant/nut oils. Fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA...  More
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The thymus is a lobular gland located under the breastbone near the thyroid gland. It reaches its maximum size during early childhood and plays a large role in immu...  More
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There are over 2,000 species of Euphorbia in the world, ranging from annual weeds to trees. Most originate in Africa and Madagascar, and a significant percentage of...  More
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Lavender is native to the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, Russia, and Africa. It has been used cosmetically and medicinally throughout history. In modern time...  More
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Lactobacilli are bacteria that normally live in the human small intestine and vagina. Lactobacillus acidophilus is generally considered to be beneficial because it ...  More
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Evening primrose oil (EPO) contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is believed to be the active ingredient. EPO has been studied...  More
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Zemaphyte® is a produced in the United Kingdom. The remedy contains licorice and nine other herbs. Zemaphyte® is most commonly used to treat steroid resis...  More
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