Eczema Treatment

The treatment for eczema starts with proper moisturizing and using doctor-prescribed medicated creams. Ointments with calcineurin inhibitors such as Tacrolimus are suitable for kids over two years of age. Antibiotic tablets can also help in treating the infection. Cyclosporine, Prednisone, and Methotrexate help in treating severe eczema. Other options, like injectable biologics such as Tralokinumab, can be used in people with moderate eczema who do not respond to other treatments.

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I have large red bumps on the middle finger of my right hand that have turned yellow. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male. On the middle finger of my right hand, I noticed a large red bump that started getting yellow. There are a few more small bumps on the right side of my finger. Any idea what it could be and how it can be treated? Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. It is Eczematous dermatitis with a secondary bacterial infection. I suggest you apply Mupirocin ointment or cream twice daily for 15 days and take the following medications. Take tablet Cefixime 200 mg twice dail...  Read Full »

What could be done to treat eczema on my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I had eczema on my penis. I have been using Anustat for four days, and it is not getting better. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the image you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Are you sexually active and had any unprotected sex? Kindly revert with the answers.  Read Full »

For many years, I have had eczema on my hand, especially on the index and ring fingers. What is the best medication?

Query: Hi doctor,For many years, I have had eczema on my hand, especially on the index and ring fingers. It has worsened over the past few weeks and spreads to the arms. I use Triamcinolone 0.1 % cream. But it did not help. Please suggest a medication.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hand eczema is a chronic condition and requires long-term treatment. The treatment aims to repair your skin barrier and promote healing. The first step is to identify and avoid the triggering agents like detergents, soaps, jewelry, gloves, dust, or chemicals. The second s...  Read Full »

Is Hydrocortisone cream enough for my 8-month-old son's eczema?

Query: Hello doctor, My 8-months-baby has very bad eczema. It started around four months ago, and we got Hydrocortisone prescribed by the general practitioner. I stopped dairies; it improved a little, but now it got out of control suddenly, and his body is full of it. I tried changing his shampoos and soa...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. Unfortunately, your baby is in acute exacerbation. In my opinion, you really need to find the causing factor. It is good that you have stopped dairy products. Also, do not use any chemicals or sanitizer. Use fragrant-free products or soap...  Read Full »

My eczema in my hands got worse recently. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old female, my height is 160 cm, and I weigh 65 kg. I have eczema, and recently, it has got awful. It used to be only on a fingertip, and now it has spread across my hands. Eczema has gotten red, flaky, and painful recently. It is the worst on my right index finger, and it l...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, eczema is bad. I would suggest a few hand care tips, 1) Avoid direct contact with detergents and dishwashing agents (use dishwashing gloves if you have one). 2) Keep hands well moisturized. 3) Avoid sanitizers and other allergens as much as possible. 4) Use a m...  Read Full »

Why am I having painless red rashes on my penis for two weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old healthy male. I got a painless red rash on the penis, which remained there for a couple of weeks. I do not have any other symptoms. I thought that it was eczema. But I got some relief when applying Clotrimazole cream.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a painless red rash on the penis. According to the picture provided here (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you may suffer from atopic de...  Read Full »

What is the best cream for eczema on legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a spot on my leg that is irregularly shaped, slightly darker than the rest of my leg. It is not a mole, it does not hurt or itch, and it is not raised. The spot remains the same since I noticed it. I am just wondering if this is something of concern? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and reviewed the attached photograph (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It looks like a patch of mild eczema associated with dry skin. I would recommend you to apply Cortisone cream on the affected area ...  Read Full »

Is skin rash a symptom of COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having COVID-19 for the last 10 days, and I am getting treatment for the same. Within the last 10 days, first, I got a rash on my penis, and I took Candid-B and Hydrocortisone cream to treat it. And today, while taking a shower, I could feel another rash on my leg in the area where ...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdel Hakam Soliman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), eczema is due to contact and humidity. Do not worry it is a simple issue: it is not related to COVID-19. I advise tablet Desloratadine orally once daily and Betnovate-N cream topical...  Read Full »

What to do for eczema presenting with allergies?

Query: Hi doctor,I have eczema with allergies. It appears as milia. It is present on my eyelids, undereye, half of my face, and severely on my chin. Now my chin and cheek are discolored. There is dryness and it seems to be like psoriasis after using Fluticasone propionate and Desonide .05. The fresh small ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chaitra. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from eczema patches on the face. You have tried using topical steroid creams and now your skin has become dry with bumps. It seems that you have developed acne-like lesions due to long term use of steroid creams. A fungal infection can also develop due...  Read Full »

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