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Eczema and its treatment in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXXX
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   Hello Dr XXXXXXX
User :   My daughter has Eczema and she is 9yrs old
User :   how long this infection would last
Doctor :   Since how long is she having this?
User :   2yrs
Doctor :   Is she on any treatment?
User :   Treated with steriods for temporary period
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Now we use Lobate GM
Doctor :   Was she relieved
User :   but i see no improvement
Doctor :   has Lobate Gm been prescribed?
User :   yes only for shot duration and it reoccurs
User :   yes lobate gm is prescribed
Doctor :   The main treatments are aimed at controlling and preventing inflammation and itching and include avoiding triggers, frequent bathing and hydrating of the skin, liberal use of moisturizers and lubricants
User :   is there to do with diet
Doctor :   To help with dryness, these creams, such as Nivea, Cethaphil Moisturizing Cream, should be used every day, even when the eczema isn't flaring-up
User :   Dr how logn this might last? I get to hear till her teens she has to suffer
Doctor :   A daily bath for at least 15-20 minutes helps to moisturize the skin and make it less itchy. Be sure to use a mild, nondrying soap, such as XXXXX
Doctor :   Eczema does reoccur in children and flare up
Doctor :   Wet or damp dressings can sometimes help with severe itching. A wet-to-wet dressing can be made by having your child wear wetted pajamas after he takes a bath and then apply a dry layer over th
Doctor :   Keep your child's fingernails cut short to limit the damage caused by scratching
Doctor :   A secondary skin infection can often be to blame for eczema that isn't clearing up. A trial of an antibiotic or a bacterial skin culture might help to see if this is complicating your child's eczema.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Consider getting her examined by a Pediatric Dermatologist
User :   Yes I did that
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was her skin culture done.
User :   No, but she treated with steriods it was ok for some time and flared up. Lobate GM atleast controls for sometime, but we dont see it gone completely
Doctor :   I will advise you to get her examined by a dermatologist and also get her skin culture done, if needed she may require antibiotics.
User :   Any Doctor you suggest
Doctor :   It may be that any infection is flared up along with that
User :   Dr XXXXXXXX already visited
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I would try XXXXX
Doctor :   Yes you can
User :   Thanks Dr. XXXXXX
Doctor :   He also has a private clinic in XXXXXXXX XXXX
User :   Yes I do know, thanks
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   nothing as of now, thanks
User :   have a good day
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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