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Medicines for eczema - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Dry Skin
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User :   hi... any dermatologist here?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   There are no dermatologists available for chat
Doctor :   Im a GP
User :   oh.. ok
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   actually, i wanted to know how to get rid of eczema
User :   i got it before
User :   then i went to a doctor she prescrobed some medicine
Doctor :   ok..
User :   which worked
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User :   so can u help me here by telling me which medicine works best on eczema?
User :   ok 22 yrs
User :   bangalore
User :   and single
Doctor :   so- you have a recurrence of eczema now?
User :   yes
Doctor :   How bad is your itching?
User :   it is not very bad... but i do fell itchy most of the time
User :   i usually try to control the itch by applying some moisturisers
Doctor :   are you using any medication now?
User :   no
Doctor :   thats very good
User :   i read on net that
User :   using moisturisers helps
User :   so am doing that
Doctor :   see- if you do not have too much of a problem- and can mange with moisturizers is good
User :   but that doesn't reduce the inflammation on the skin
Doctor :   the medications- like steroid creams can only be prescribed after a physical examination
User :   can u suggest any steroid creams?
User :   i want to get compltely rid o fit
Doctor :   Its not allowed to be prescribed without a physical examination- if you have the
User :   moisturisers just seem to control it
Doctor :   eczema is a chronic condition- so you will have periods where it flares up
Doctor :   using steroid creams too often or using it without a physical examination/ prescription can cause more harm than good
Doctor :   if you are finding it too difficult to manage with self care- you will need to go to a doctor for a physical examination
User :   ok
Doctor :   I will mail you a list of self care tips that
Doctor :   you can try that can help
User :   but can u tell what are the causes of eczema? i don't seem to understand why i got it
Doctor :   ok
User :   thank you.. tat wud be really helpful
Doctor :   the exact cause is not known
Doctor :   it is likely due to a combination of dry, irritated skin together with a malfunction in the body's immune system.
User :   i have asthama.. i heard that asthama patients can get it. is this true?
Doctor :   Stress and other emotional disorders can worsen eczema- but not cause it
Doctor :   asthma patients can get it- but there is no clear relation b/w asthma and eczema
Doctor :   that is if you have asthma- it is not a hard and fast rule that you have to get eczema
User :   ok
User :   thank you, doctor, for your advice
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   nothing as of now... thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
User :   and please do mail me the list of self care tips
Doctor :   yes i will
User :   ok . Bye. Have a nice day
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