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What is the treatment for eczema ?

Sir/Madam, My son, just 4 years of age is suffering from eczema ( atopic dermatitis ) from the past 6 months. The worst part of it is that its on his face . We have used homeopathy, herbal treatment. Now we have started useing urine theraphy (external use). The sample we collect and use it on the 4th day. We use it twice a day and in between use petroleum jelly(vaseline) to moisten his skin . Am I on the right track? Is there any beter way to treat him along with this treatment? As i am using petroleum jelly (Vaseline), is it advisable to contiune? A person also advised me to use virgin coconut oil. I did try it, but i found out that his it had an adverse effect . Please help us as to how best can i treat with this. Please Advise Thanking You. With warm regards Mr. Sanjay Gomes
Asked On : Sun, 10 Apr 2011
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  User's Response
Ya its good u consult any ayurvedic physcn ..bcoz virechan one procedure vry helpful in psoriasis along with urine therapy....btr to u take go mutra.fully free ofbacteria .so u can go with divya go mutra etc and dnt mix any thng in vaseline thank u
Answered: Sat, 23 Jul 2011
Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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Please stop doing these things with urine. There is good treatment available. Urine has lots of bacteria and will put your son in risk of severe infection and sepsis if applied to wounds. There is dysregulated immune system in your child which is why he has this problem. You can continue using Petroleum jelly. If there is severe itching he can use 1% hydrocortisone cream to be applied thinly on the lesions to relieve the itch. Also use coconut or Johnson's baby oil which will lubricate the lesions and prevent drying. He can use antihistamines as well for itching relief under medical supervision. He will need a course of steroids which will be prescribed by a Dermatologist once he is examined completely. Please do not get misled by people who will tell you to use urine to cure dermatitis, there is rick pf severe infection. He can avoid wool, polyster mats, carpets, rugs as they trap dust and make allergy more. Let him not ear peanuts, eggs, shellfish or even milk if he has allergy to them.
Answered: Sun, 24 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jitender Chauhan's  Response
Hello, welcome to HCM. The goals for the treatment of eczema are to prevent itching, inflammation, and worsening of the condition. Treatment of eczema may involve both lifestyle changes and the use of medications. Treatment is always based upon an individual's age, overall health status, and the type and severity of the condition. Keeping the skin well hydrated through the application of creams or ointments (with a low water and high oil content) as well as avoiding over-bathing is an important step in treatment. It is recommended to apply emollient creams such as petrolatum-based creams to the body immediately after a five-minute lukewarm bath in order to seal in moisture while the body is still wet. Lifestyle modifications to avoid triggers for the condition are also recommended. Corticosteroidal anti immune suppressing ointment can also be used with good results. You should stop using this urine therapy and consult a pediatric dermatologist to initiate treatment. Wish you good health.
Answered: Sat, 30 Jul 2011
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liquid paraffin mixed with coconut oil works well but also you can try calamine lotion which is also good.
Answered: Sun, 10 Apr 2011
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