ADVERTISEMENT

Q. Are there any supplements or vitamins that prevent eczema from worsening?

Answered by
Dr. Rashmi Singh
and medically reviewed by Dr. K Shobana
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 10, 2021

Hi doctor,

My girlfriend is 20 years old. She suffers from mild and controllable eczema. But for the past six months, she has some worsening effects due to skin irritation. It has affected her self esteem. She has varied white patches on the skin. It is dry and itchy. Around twenty percent of the body has white patches literally from the shoulder to the toes. Now her eyes and ears start to cause itching. We got a little control after trying millions of different creams and after using Hydrocortisone, it really got flared up and she uses a good moisturizer daily. We tried taking a gluten-free diet and it has helped her. Are there any supplements or vitamins that keep the skin hydrated without dryness and itchiness? Are there any treatments available to get back the young beautiful skin?

ADVERTISEMENT
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

It is necessary to consult a dermatologist soon and get a biopsy done. As it looks like atopic eczema, your history concurs with it and it is good to rule out other possibilities as the disease is widespread. Apply moisturizer multiple times a day on the affected region. There are some immunosuppressant drugs that can control flare-ups. As topical is not working for her, your dermatologist can start giving systemic steroids or any other immunosuppressant like Cyclosporine and you can have control of flare-up after doing blood investigations. She can avoid having sun exposure and she can try phototherapy. Try to control these flare-ups by following the above-mentioned measures as soon as possible.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
My newborn baby was found to have high bilirubin. Kindly advice.

.. understand your concerns. Serum bilirubin of 20 is high for the baby. The value of 18 mg/dL should be indirect bilirubin, because indirect bilirubin is increased in most cases. If direct bilirubin is so much, then the treatment is different. If it...   Read full

What medicine should I take for vitiligo in the lip?

.. vitiligo as you said, but I need to see your lip lesions in personal. If required biopsy will be done, if it is vilitigo. Then there are lots of options to treat vitiligo with a varying prognosis like, 1. Oral medication. 2. Phototherapy. 3. Su...   Read full

Is it fine to use a moisturizer after applying Tretinoin on face?

.. Tretinoin and glycolic acid work by exfoliating the superficial layers of skin. When applied together, they have the potential to irritate the surface for the same reason. But obviously, it also matters glycolic acid is in what concentration 1 or ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Monkeypox Virus - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications, and Prevention
Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease. This virus got its name as it was first noticed in laboratory monkeys in the late...  Read more»
Tomato Fever - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Tomato fever is an unidentified and fast-spreading type of viral infection seen in young children. Scroll down to know m...  Read more»
Histrionic Personality Disorder - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Histrionic personality disorder causes variations in the thinking ability of a person. Read this article to know more.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dermatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.