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Corticosteroid creams. How to use them correctly.

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

This article is especially applicable to Atopic Dermatitis, but you can follow these general rules for any form of dermatitis.
Always use the lowest potency corticosteroid application at the lowest frequency of application that will just control your eczema.
So how do I find the correct potency of corticosteroid and correct frequency of application?

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Itching. How to relieve it.

September 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

There are many reasons for itching. In this article we will asume that you are itching because of your Atopic Dermatitis.
The moment you find yourself thinking that the itching is going to drive you mad, you should immediately also decide if you are applying enough moisturizers.
Remember Atopic Dermatitis is not a condition that can be [...]

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Asteatotic dermatitis and dry skin

September 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Asteatotic dermatitis and Eczema Craqulae refers to the same condition. Asteatotic dermatitis is inflammation of the skin due to skin dryness (xerosis). Not everybody with a dry skin will develop skin inflammation. The more severe the skin dryness and the longer the skin dryness persists the greater the chance of developing skin inflammation. Skin dryness [...]

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Fed up of cream! Now what?

September 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

First, relax….
No, eczema can’t be cured. Yes, there is a chance you can have eczema for life. Yes, you might have to apply creams for perhaps the rest of your life! And yes, you do have one of the most frustrating conditions there is.
Please, have your moments of despair, but never, never, [...]

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