Dr. Suvash Sahu
MBBS., DNB (DERMATOLOGY,LEPROLOGY& VENEREOLOGY
Cosmetology, Dermatology, Venereology
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I can understand your concern.
Being a dermatologist observes in day-to-day activity few diseases have bad impact on lifestyle, out of which eczema is one of them.
But, with your descriptions it seems to be atopic dermatitis, which becomes better as age progress.
In adults, it involves the flexural surface eventually localizing to the front of elbows and behind the knees.
You need not have to worry that much. Besides medicine, you should do some yoga exercises, which will help you much.
Few general measures you have to follow are:
- Moisturizer (coconut oil) should be applied two to three times daily.
- Not to use hot water for bath and it should be lukewarm.
- Do not rub your skin after bath and it should be slightly wet.
In case of oozing, avoid ointment or cream, corticosteroids in lotion form may be used. When there is no oozing or in dry eczemas, corticosteroid cream is to be applied locally twice a day.
Local antibiotic cream with or without corticosteroid is helpful where bacterial infection is present.
Investigations to be done:
Skin biopsy needs to be done to confirm the diagnosis.Differential diagnosis:
Atopic dermatitis.Regarding follow up:
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