1. Can eczema be permanently cured?
Eczema is a skin condition in which patches of skin become itchy, inflamed, red, and cracked. Eczema cannot be cured permanently. Treatment is aimed at healing the affected skin while preventing flare-ups of the symptoms. For some people, eczema subsides over time.
2. What are the self-care measures for the management of eczema?
Self-care measures for eczema include taking lukewarm baths, using a mild soap or non-soap cleanser for washing, applying moisturizer every day, using a humidifier in cold or dry weather, and wearing soft and cotton fabrics.
3. Can I use anti-allergic medicines for the treatment of eczema?
Yes, you may take an oral allergy or anti-itching medication. Options include antihistamines (nonprescription allergy medicines) such as cetirizine or fexofenadine.
4. Who should i consult for eczema treatment?
If eczema becomes severe, you need to consult a dermatologist, who is a skin specialist. Dermatologists have experience treating patients with a variety of corticosteroids. You must work closely with a dermatologist for managing eczema.
5. Can anti-itching powders and creams be useful in managing eczema?
Anti-itching powders and creams are useful to treat eczema and relieve itching. Corticosteroid creams, foams, ointments, and solutions are available too to control itching. This treatment relieves itching and reduces inflammation.Using a moisturizer too can help relieve itching.