Types of Eczema Treatments
Types of eczema treatments
Eczema refers to a scaly procedure associated with itching that affects the skin.
Dr. B and Dermatologist's Choice team member, Tori, share the treatments for eczema skin.
However, the latest treatments involved in each type of eczema are different, since in each one of them there is a type of alteration in the white blood cells, which leads to a strange immune reaction to external substances.
The main causes of eczema are having some type of allergy, suffering from diseases that affect the skin, being in contact with irritating chemicals and even genetic inheritance can trigger eczema.
Childhood atopic eczema is the most delicate and in certain cases the consumption of certain foods should be avoided to help this condition.
The distinctive skin lesions of the different types of eczema are scaly and reddish plaques, scattered over various areas of the body, which are associated with constant itching.
If an alarming inflammatory reaction occurs, instead of scaly plaques scattered throughout the body, the presence of bladders with serous fluid inside can be observed.
To avoid the appearance of eczema, take into account:
- Avoid contact with chemicals that irritate the skin.
- Wear cotton clothing.
- Wear gloves if you are going to be exposed to hot water.
- Use mild soaps for personal hygiene, especially neutral ones.
- Do not use hot water to bathe.
Common eczema treatments
The treatment used for allergic contact eczema is to completely avoid the substance to which you are allergic. In patients with eczema, foods that may be involved should be avoided, and intercurrent infectious diseases should be treated.
Topical calcineurin inhibitors
Tacrolimus are used as topical inhibitors, their constant use is possibly more likely to achieve better control of symptoms.
An investigation compared tacrolimus with mometasone furoate compound, deducing that both are tolerated with good results in patients with severe eczema.
Corticosteroid creams and ointments
Once triggers are detected and excluded, treatments such as corticosteroid creams and ointments, moisturizers, antihistamines, and certain antibiotics are usually indicated if you are under a bacterial infection. For patients with irritative allergic eczema: creams are usually recommended to protect the affected areas.
Use antipruritic and anti-inflammatory products. Like hydrocortisone lozenges that help eliminate and temporarily relieve symptoms caused by itching, it is the most common treatment among dermatologists. Oral antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine, can also be administered. This type of product can be purchased without a prescription usually.
If your aczema problem is in your hair, use over-the-counter shampoos, made up of selenium sulfide, coal tar, zinc pyrithione, or ketoconazole.
Some products like the Dermatologist's Choice Pre-Bath Oil with natural oils works pretty well to treat Eczema.