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Eczema Treatments and Prevention

Learn to control and prevent your child's eczema by avoiding triggers and using moisturizers, topical steroids, or newer steroid free medications, like Elidel and Protopic.
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Moisturizers for Eczema
Moisturizers are one of the main treatments for eczema, both to prevent and treat eczema flares. Learn how to choose and properly use a moisturizer for your child with eczema.

Wet Dressings for Eczema
Although often used for other itchy rashes, such as poison ivy and insect bites, wet dressings can also be helpful to eczema flares under control. Learn how to use wet dressings to treat your child's hard to control eczema.

Review the symptoms, prevention, and treatments that are available for kids with eczema.

Dry Skin
Dry skin is a common problem for kids, especially in the summer and winter seasons. Learn how to prevent and treat your child's dry skin problems.

Hard to Control Eczema
Learn some treatment tips to manage hard to control eczema, including avoiding triggers, using moisturizers every day, and considering the use of an antibiotic for a secondary staph infection.

Eczema in the Winter
Although kids with eczema typically have flares, or times when their skin gets red and itchy, year-round, winter can be a particularly bad time of year for eczema flares.

Parenting Tips
Submit your parenting tips for coping with common issues and problems related to parenting a child with eczema. Do you give your child a daily bath? What moisturizer do you use? What triggers did you find? What works for you?

Elidel and Protopic Drug Warning
Elidel Cream (pimecrolimus) and Protopic Ointment (tacrolimus) are two popular prescription medications that are used to treat children with eczema. Read about the new drug warnings and label changes from the FDA about these medicines.

Daily Baths and Moisturizers for Eczema
Review how taking a daily bath can help to moisten your child's skin and prevent eczema flares, as long as you quickly apply a moisturizer to your child's skin after the bath.

Allergy Testing - Testing Kids for Allergies
Review when kids can and should have allergy testing done, including allergy skin tests or the RAST allergy blood test.

Elidel is a prescription medicine you put on your skin (topical) to treat atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema.

Noxzema and Eczema
Review whether or not Noxzema would be a good moisturizer for children with eczema and which other moisturizers might make better choices.

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) - Adam Health Encyclopedia
Atopic dermatitis, commonly referred to as eczema, is a chronic skin disorder categorized by scaly and itching rashes

My son has ecema and it is fairly hard to control. Can I give him a bath each day? I have heard conflicting advice on this topic. My Pediatician says to only bath him every few days, but other things I have read said it is okay to give a bath everyday. Which is right?

Natural Treatments for Eczema
Learn about using natural treatments to control your child's eczema, including nutritional supplements, herbs, vitamins, and topical applications.

MedlinePlus - Eczema
A collection of resources about eczema, including pictures of eczema, news, clinical trials, and treatment for children and teens with eczema.

National Eczema Association
The National Eczema Association for Secience and Education offers tips on making eczema manageable. The 'Peer Support Scratch Pad' is a great place to read about how other people control and treat their eczema.

Atopic Dermatitis: The Basics
Atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema, is described, including presentation at different ages, symptoms, and diagnosis. Discussion also includes common triggers, both irritant and allergic, known to worsen atopic dermatitis.

Lifestyle Management for Eczema (Atopic Dermatitits) - National Jewi
Suggestions for coping or living with eczema (atopic dermatitis) to reduce symptoms, soothe skin irritation, and moisturize your child's skin from National Jewish Medical and Research Center.

A treatment guide to help you treat your child with eczema.

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