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What is the treatment or Eczema in a child?

Hi Doctor. I am asking this question for my son of 14 yrs old. He has an allergic like skin irritation of blackish color of about 2.5 cm area on the leg where the socks comes in contact(just above the angle) and he had itching on it. the doctor said it can be an eczema like change and gave some medicines and ointments after that it was subsided even-though the discolored skin is still there. Now we use only cotton socks. my mother has eczema for years on the legs. So i want to know whether this disease is completely curable or not? what is the latest in eczema management -not for the symptomatic management,but what is the latest treatment for a permanent cure if available? and which place? Thank you
Asked On : Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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Self-care measures, such as avoiding soaps or other irritants and applying creams or ointments, can help. Avoid skin irritations, avoiding extreme temperatures, and using bath oils, lotions, creams or ointments to lubricate your child's skin. Light therapy (phototherapy) is the recent technology, but it has its own sideeffects. Consult a Dermatologist in your area.
Answered: Mon, 21 Dec 2009
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