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Have atopic eczema, dry skin makes me look aged. What should I do?

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Hello Doctor,

I am suffering from Atopic Eczema for more than a year. I used a sun block for jus one time and immediately it got reacted as Sun burn on my face. When consulted a dermatologist, she was diagnosing for Atopic Eczema.

Now I am not able to apply any creams and always having dry skin on ma face. Its looking me aged. Kindly suggest what should be done for getting back the soft and glow skin as i had previously.

Thanks and Regards,
Posted Mon, 24 Sep 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. P V S Prasad 24 hours later
thanks for your query.
ayopic dermatitis is a chronic and recurrent disease.
these patients have excessive sensitivity to most chemicals and other substances.
you may have dry skin in atopic eczema
you can overcome the dry skin by applying moisturizers
Choose a good brand like cetaphil or moisturex creams
apply after wetting your skin and XXXXXXX it dry.
dont use anything else as you may react
choose soaps like neutral pH like dove
you will be alright with this line of treatment
if still not improving after two weeks add steroid creams like hydrocortisone
avoid fish, fish products, egg and nuts if you have atopic dermatitis
I hope you should be better
have a good day
I answered yesterday itself but due to some technical snag I could not post it
Prasad PVS
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Follow-up: Have atopic eczema, dry skin makes me look aged. What should I do? 1 hour later
Hello Dr,

Thank you for the reply. Does this line of treatment restore my original texture of skin? Because I am always looking tanned and reddish. I am quite uncomfortable because soon I am getting married.

Please suggest.

Thanks and Regards,
Answered by Dr. P V S Prasad 2 days later
I am sorry for my late reply. It was due to my busy weak end schedule.
You said that you look tanned and reddish.
sun XXXXXXX could be partly reduced by using sun screens.
but you seem to react to sun screens. so the best way is to wear full sleeves.
for face we still have some other creams, botanicals like kojic acid.
But I would suggest you that to use vitamin C for face. Reddy's company manufactures topical vitamin C in the form of veg caps. one disc with 30 veg caps costs you around Rs 1000/ only
I am sure that it works for you well
I am happy to note that you are getting married soon
Hearty congrats
Prasad Pvs
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Follow-up: Have atopic eczema, dry skin makes me look aged. What should I do? 27 hours later

Thank you, Doctor. I will try the proposed Vitamin C capsules.
Answered by Dr. P V S Prasad 45 hours later
Ok bye
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