Your Questions About Eczema

Jenny asks…

Can I use a lotion on top of medicated eczema ointment?

Will it still be effective?
Should I wait for the ointment to dry before applying the lotion?

admin answers:

You can, but it may be more effective to apply them separately. Try applying lotion (for Eczema, use one with Shea Butter) twice daily, and use the ointment as needed. Be sure to wash your hands after using, and use sparingly. Medicated eczema ointment thins the skin tissue, so you do not want to over do it. Also, be sure your lotion either does not have fragrance, or has a very low amount.

Laura asks…

I have this dry patch of skin on my middle finger nuckle on my left hand. What is it?

It gets worse when it gets cold and the skin cracks really bad to the point where there is a large gash across my knuckle that bleeds. It hasn’t gone away for several months, what could it be? The dry skin patch is just over my knuckle no where else. Its not just like flaky dry skin, its thick dry skin.

admin answers:

It could be either eczema or psoriasis (both are dry skin conditions.) Rub Cetaphil moisturizing cream on it as much as you can, up to 10 times a day. It should go away soon.

Thomas asks…

This winter my whole body constanly itches too much even though I am using the same soap for year?

The soap bar I use when I take shower never used to itch before. I try lanacane, gold bond powder, and hand lotion but after a while it still itches

admin answers:

This itchy skin is due to the dry skin which is common in winters. Too much soapy water, exposure to harsh chemicals, the normal aging process and certain types of skin diseases are some of the causes of decreased amounts of protective skin oils which in turn causes dry skin.

The mainstay of management is liberal use of moisturizers after washing with luke warm water. Soap should be used minimally. Moisturizers should be reapplied liberally during the day. You can also use a topical cortisone (steroid) cream or ointment like dermacort (hydrocortisone). Adding a humidifier to the central heating system of your home or using a humidifier also helps.

If still the symptoms persist then possibility of eczema has to be ruled out. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.

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  3. Eddie - December 5, 2014


    thanks for information.

  4. Dave - December 9, 2014


    good info.

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