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Suffering from eczema below penis. Took pimecrolimus and Tacrolimus. How to get cured? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User: i am suffering from skin disease from past 3+ yrs. I have consluted with many dermatologist regarding the same but still it is not cured. Can you pls elaborate if it can be cured.
Doctor:can u mention , what exact condition are you having ?
User:I am having this on the below side of my sense organ they call it eczema with lot of itching, redness and skin got tight with patches.
User:they have prescibed me pimecrolimus for initial 2 months and now Tacrolimus.
Doctor:You mean the nose ?
User:No it is below the penis.
Doctor:you meant sex organ , ok
Doctor:has the medications advised, helped you with regard tot he symptoms
User:to some extent not exactly
Doctor:Eczema or dermatitis is a type of allergic skin condition that causes dryness, scaling & redness with intense itching.
Doctor:With time there occurs flaking and if bacterial, fungal or viral infection is introduced by scratching, the affected lesions begin to ooze.
User:is it curable?
Doctor:this is a form of immune reaction in the body , and since this is a reaction of the body, complete cure is difficult
Doctor:in some cases, complete control can be achieved with medications
User:You mean it is not curable.
Doctor:but there will be recurrences, like ups and downs
Doctor:yes, it is not curable completely, in many individuals
Doctor:this is due to the fact that, they have a hyperactive immune system
Doctor:but in mild cases, it can be controlled
User:so what to do now?
User:I have read somewhr that by homeopathy it can be cured, is it?
Doctor:There are many people who claim that way
Doctor:but i have many patients , who have tried that and failed too
User:ok so, pls suggest what should i do now.
Doctor:the medications Tacrolimus and Picrolimus, prescribed by your doctor, are good immunomodulators and are the best treatment options in such cases
Doctor:in my opinion, you should continue the medications for some time
User:should i continue with the same
Doctor:at least , for 3 -4 months
User:do they have any side effects
Doctor:Eczema is a chronic condition, but you can control it with treatment, by avoiding irritants, and by keeping the skin well-moisturized.
User:irritans mwans
User:sorry by irritants you mean....
Doctor:some irritants, that worsen the condition, include - stress, allergens, mold, recurrent colds, viral infections, dry skin, contaminated water , etc
Doctor:dyes in soaps, etc
Doctor:Avoid scratching the rash or skin if you can
Doctor:Relieve the itch by using a cold compress
Doctor:Keep the skin moist (called lubricating or moisturizing the skin).
Doctor:Use ointments (such as petroleum jelly), creams, or lotions 2 - 3 times a day.
Doctor:Moisturizers should be free of alcohol, scents, dyes, fragrances, or other chemicals.
Doctor:Keep water contact as brief as possible and use less soap than usual. Short, cooler baths are better then long, hot baths.
Doctor:After bathing, it is important to apply lubricating creams, lotions, or ointment on the skin while it is damp. This will help trap moisture in the skin
Doctor:following these measures, will help to a great extent
User:I have gone to cowurine therapy's website aslo
Doctor:ok , i am not aware, how helpful it will be
User:thanks a lot for your advise.
User:bye tc
Doctor:You are welcome
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