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Medication for Eczema - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello Doc
User :   hello Doc
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   good morning
User :   hello Doc
Doctor :   go ahead with ur medical query
User :   sure, i need to discuss about eczema
Doctor :   ok
User :   my wife is suffering with it
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   my wife is suffering with it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long u have this problem
User :   Age:29 Gender:Female Occupation: House wife Location: bangalore Marital Status: Married Weight and Height:60KG-5Ft4in Dependents: No.
User :   since last 8-10 years
Doctor :   ok
User :   nothing much, she is applying candiderma and ADerma oinment
Doctor :   is she findinf any improvements with these
User :   not much, sometimes it gets cleared but comes again
Doctor :   ok
User :   the infected area is above ankel right leg
Doctor :   any other medical problems other than this
Doctor :   ok
User :   no doc
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so what would u like to know about eczema now
User :   what is the reason and cure, Is it surable coz i have heard that its not
User :   curable** small typo
Doctor :   exact cause of eczema is unknown, but is likely due to a combination of dry, irritated skin together with a malfunction in the body's immune system. Stress and other emotional disorders can worsen atopic dermatitis, but they don't cause it.
Doctor :   it often occurs along with allergies and frequently runs in families in which other family members have asthma or hay fever
User :   okay
User :   no none of them have these
User :   is it curable?
User :   no none of them have these
Doctor :   treatments for eczema aim to reduce inflammation, relieve itching and prevent future flare-ups. Over-the-counter (nonprescription) anti-itch creams, along with other self-care measures, may help control mild atopic dermatitis.
User :   no none of them have these
Doctor :   there is no permanent cure for
Doctor :   this
Doctor :   It tends to flare periodically and then subside for a time, even up to several years
User :   can it be kept subsided using some medicines/
Doctor :   yes regular medicine, destressing will keep it check
Doctor :   Avoiding dry skin may be one factor in helping prevent future bouts of eczema
Doctor :   Bathe less frequently
Doctor :   Use only certain soaps or synthetic detergents.
Doctor :   Choose mild soaps that clean without excessively removing natural oils.
Doctor :   Moisturize your skin
Doctor :   this tips will help her
Doctor :   keep the problem in check
Doctor :   ok
User :   thanks doc
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   have a nice day
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