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Joel Schlessinger MD answers common questions about eczema. Read everything you need to know about this common skin concern. Find more advice about eczema on Dr. Schlessinger's blog: ...

Joel Schlessinger MD answers common questions about eczema. Read everything you need to know about this common skin concern. Find more advice about eczema on Dr. Schlessinger's blog: http://drjoelschlessinger.com/joel-schlessinger-md-answers-frequently-asked-questions-about-eczema/.

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  • FREQUENTLY ASKEDQUESTIONS ABOUTECZEMAJoel Schlessinger, MDInterested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Eczema to browse our selection of eczema products.
  • What is eczema?Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis,typically presents itself as an inflamed,itchy rash that can be limited to a fewareas of the body or become widespread.The exact cause of eczema is unknown,but research shows that eczema tends torun in families, particularly in those withallergies, asthma or hay fever.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Eczema to browse our selection of eczema products.
  • How can I treat eczema?LovelySkin.com offers a wideselection of effective moisturizers,cleansers, treatmentsand other productsto help treat dry,itchy skin.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Eczema to browse our selection of eczema products. View slide
  • FixMySkin BalmsDr. Joel Schlessinger and his son,Daniel, formulated FixMySkinHealing Balms with 1%Hydrocortisone to help fight dry,itchy skin. These medicated balmssoothe and heal cracked andirritated skin.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Eczema to browse our selection of eczema products. View slide
  • FixMySkin results Before AfterInterested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Eczema to browse our selection of eczema products.
  • FixMySkin results Before AfterInterested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Eczema to browse our selection of eczema products.
  • What kind of eczema treatments workbest?Ointments typically work better thancreams and lotions. Dr. Schlessingerrecommends EltaMD IntenseMoisturizer to help treat severeeczema. This product seals inmoisture and helps heal the skin.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Eczema to browse our selection of eczema products.
  • Can I use soap on my skin?Any soap you use should be gentle and fragrance-free. Additionally,never use a washcloth or a loofah sponge to wash because it willirritate your already sensitive skin. Joel Schlessinger, MD recommendsVanicream Cleansing Bar as an excellentsoap to use on very dry skin. But rememberthat no soap actually helps eczema as itcan irritate the skin. It is important tominimize your use of soap and alwaysuse a gentle one like Vanicream.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Eczema to browse our selection of eczema products.
  • Will daily showering dry out my skin?It is better to take a bath than ashower, but only if you moisturizeimmediately after you bathe.When you do shower, make sureto use lukewarm water, take aquick shower and towel dry bypatting yourself dry instead ofrubbing.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Eczema to browse our selection of eczema products.
  • What is the best sunscreen for my dryskin?EltaMD UV Pure SPF 47 is sensitivity-freeand non-comedogenic. This gentlesunscreen is also free of dyes, parabens,glutens, hormones, oils and fragrances.This product goes on white and leaves afilm that acts to heal the skin while offeringUVA/UVB broad spectrum protection.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Eczema to browse our selection of eczema products.
  • What is the best shampoo to use?Dr. Schlessinger recommendsFree & Clear Shampoo and Free& Clear Conditioner for patientswith eczema. These products areformulated with dyes, fragrances,parabens, lanolin, formaldehydeand irritating preservatives.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Eczema to browse our selection of eczema products.
  • How can I protect my hands?For patients who have to wash theirhands frequently, Joel Schlessinger, MDrecommends TheraSeal Hand Protectionbecause it acts as a liquid glove toprotect hands. This product is great forhealthcare workers, hairdressers andmoms who wash their hands frequently.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Eczema to browse our selection of eczema products.
  • Are there any medications that will helpthe itching?Yes, oral antihistamines, such asClaritin, can sometimes helpcontrol itching. Joel Schlessinger,MD recommends taking this non-drowsy medication to help treatsevere itching.Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Eczema to browse our selection of eczema products.
  • Here’s how you can find outmore about Dr. Joel Schlessinger:- Facebook http://www.facebook.com/drjoelschlessinger- Twitter http://www.twitter.com/drschlessinger- Blogs http://drjoelschlessinger.com/ http://drjoelschlessinger.wordpress.com/Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Eczema to browse our selection of eczema products.