Treating childhood eczema
Newly diagnosed: What parents ask
A board-certified pediatric dermatologist answers this question.
If your child has eczema, knowing the answer to this question can help you avoid common pitfalls.
Removing certain foods from your child’s diet can do more harm than good. Find out why.
How to start gaining control of your child’s eczema
To help manage your baby’s symptoms and reduce flare-ups, dermatologists recommend these tips.
Eczema medications applied to the skin Corticosteroid: The most common eczema medication When eczema requires medication, dermatologists often prescribe a corticosteroid. See why it’s prescribed and tips for getting the best results.
TCIs: A possible corticosteroid alternative It can reduce the inflammation, itch, and excess bacteria on your child’s skin. This fact sheet tells you what you need to know.
Coal tar: An age-old eczema treatment For more than 100 years, people have used coal tar preparations to treat eczema. Find out how it’s used and where to never apply it.
3 techniques dermatologists use to improve treatment results If the medication you’re applying to your child’s skin fails to work, tell your dermatologist. One of these techniques may be an option.
Light treatments and eczema medications you take
Phototherapy uses light to treat eczema Studies show that phototherapy can safely and effectively treat children with eczema. See when a dermatologist may recommend it.
An antihistamine can provide real relief. However, it cannot treat eczema or stop the itch. Here’s why a dermatologist may include an antihistamine in your child’s eczema treatment plan. Stronger medication is required for severe eczema. When skin care and medicine applied to the skin (or light treatments) fail to work, your dermatologist may prescribe one of these medications.
Treating skin infections
4 infection fighters to avoid
If your child develops a skin infection, don’t grab the antibacterial soap. It’s on dermatologists’ do-not-use list along with these products.
Antibiotics and other infection fighters
Eczema increases the risk of developing a skin infection. Find out what medications can treat it and how to get the best results from them.
Bleach bath therapy
To treat frequent skin infections, your dermatologist may recommend bleach baths. Here’s how to prepare one.
Eczema treatment that can be harmful
Can some products cure eczema?
It can be tempting to try a product that comes with a claim that it can cure eczema. Before you do, here’s what you need to know.
Herbal remedy can be toxic
They may seem safer than prescription medicines, but some herbal mixtures have caused serious health problems in children with eczema. Find out what can happen.
Complementary and alternative treatments for childhood eczema
Emotional support can benefit a child who has eczema
Research shows that helping your child feel better emotionally can reduce eczema flares. Here are some ideas to try.
Can homeopathic medicine treat childhood eczema?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not review homeopathic products for safety and effectiveness. For this reason, the FDA recommends doing this before giving your child any homeopathic medicine.
Massage, acupressure may help relieve childhood eczema
To improve treatment results, you may want to add a daily massage to your child’s eczema treatment plan. See what the studies show.
Oils, probiotics, and vitamins: Can they heal eczema?
For years, people said that supplements can effectively treat eczema. What researchers found while studying these remedies may surprise you.
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