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Suffer from eczema. Melacare prescribed. Proper medication?

dear Dr.i've heard eczema for the last 5yrs i have used so many creams but to no avail.i was once prescribed melacare and it seemed to work,it worked but it bleached my arms and my skin colour changed as i am dark could tel from a distance i had done am using ultrabase emolient cream but the eczema is not gone.its now ichy because its hot.i was thinking of going back for melacare cream.would you advise me to.Thank You For Your Time..
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Hi thanks for writing here.Melacare is used as a depigmenting cream in melasma and not in eczema,in fact two of its contents can irritate the skin and worsen your eczema,and direct exposure of sun to melacare can produce reactions.So please do not apply melacare in any condition.As far as your eczema is concerned it is chronic ,and you need proper treatment ,you can consult a dermatologist ,and get correct diagnosis made and then proceed for treatment.You can continue with emollient and also take tab.cetrizine at night for reliving itching.You can try tacrolimus and steroid in rotation therapy for your eczema. Take care.
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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