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Symptoms and treatment for Eczema - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   do you offer homeopathic medicines also
User :   I mean consulting
Doctor :   we provide you medical
Doctor :   consultation and advice and allopathy school of medicine..
User :   okay
User :   I am suffering from eczema in my elbow, my father has also got that.
Doctor :   k
User :   Could you please give me some advice
User :   i have used Flutivate creame, but no use
Doctor :   yes but there are a few details that i would need
User :   okay, what details?
Doctor :   since when are you having this, which are the areas involved
User :   I have this from long ago, but it is kind of on and off.
User :   only on legs.
Doctor :   can you describe the lesion ? the number ?any discharge from the lesion ?
Doctor :   any blood that comes out?
User :   It is 2 inches in size and very itching most of the times. and when I rub it some fluid comes from it, not blood. it is like water
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any treatment that you are on for it now?
User :   no, I am using "Flutivate" creame
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin.
Doctor :   Eczema is a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the upper layers of the skin.
User :   oh,okay
Doctor :   types of it are
Doctor :   dryness and recurring skin rashes
Doctor :   redness, skin edema, itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding
User :   oh, is there any way to get rid of this
Doctor :   Keeping the affected area moistened can promote skin healing and relief of symptoms.
Doctor :   Moisturizing is one of the most important self-care treatments for sufferers of eczema.
User :   I apply moisturizer after bath everyday
Doctor :   good
User :   but no use
Doctor :   Soaps and harsh detergents should not be used on affected skin
Doctor :   Instead, the use of moisturizing body wash, or an emollient like aqueous cream, will maintain natural skin oils and may reduce some of the need to moisturize the skin
Doctor :   Anti-itch drugs, often antihistamine, may reduce the itch during a flare up of eczema
User :   oh, can u suggest any brands
Doctor :   since this requires examination it will not be right to prescribe these drugs for your own safety..
Doctor :   examination ofthe lesion is important..before starting the treatment..
User :   okay,
Doctor :   pls fill this form tell me when done..
Doctor :   Corticosteroids (Fluticosone /"Fluvate")do not cure eczema, but are highly effective in controlling or suppressing symptoms in most cases
User :   I have filled the form
User :   so what should I do
Doctor :   ok..a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide) will be of help in your case..
Doctor :   Capsaicin applied to the skin acts as a counter irritant...
Doctor :   Topical immunomodulators are in use now for cases like yours
Doctor :   Light therapy using ultraviolet light can help control eczema.
Doctor :   UVA is mostly used, but UVB and Narrow Band UVB are also used
User :   okay
User :   what are immunomodulators
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   they modify the immune system in you..
User :   oh,ok
User :   will there be any side effects with using clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide medicines
Doctor :   these drugs are always associated with side effects like infection
Doctor :   ru there..
User :   yeah
User :   I was reading
User :   ur messeges
User :   what infection
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   where the bacteria or viruses invade and cause deframement of the normal architecture of the body..
User :   oh,okay
User :   Thanks a lot for your time doctor and ur advice as well
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