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National Eczema Association

National Eczema Association
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Contact

Telephone:
Address:
800-818-7546
4460 Redwood Highway, Suite 16D
San Rafael, CA 94903
 

Organization website: www.nationaleczema.org

About Us

The National Eczema Association improves the health and quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support and education. The National Eczema Association is a national, patient-oriented organization which is governed by a Board of Directors and guided by a Scientific Advisory Committee comprised of physicians and scientists who donate their time and expertise. NEA is entirely supported through individual and corporate contributions and is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. NEA receives no federal grants or sub grants, or federal contracts or subcontracts.

 

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Switching from a cream to an ointment will help. Ointments usually do not cause burning, even when applied to scratched open skin. One cup of table...
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There is no known way to prevent eczema, but good skin care with a daily bath and use of a moisturizer twice daily can help strengthen the skin...
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The cells in your child’s skin that make the normal color (or “pigment”) don’t work properly when the skin is inflamed from eczema. The good news is...
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Your child should be allowed to participate in normal childhood activities and this includes swimming. However, your child may not tolerate long...
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Children with eczema are encouraged to get all of the usual immunizations. If your child is taking an oral or injectable anti-inflammatory medication...
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Because most eczema is not related to diet, and because current allergy tests do not accurately predict eczema triggers, allergy testing is not...
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Most infant eczema is unrelated to diet, whether breast milk or formula. Many babies with eczema are incorrectly labeled as “milk allergic.” Do not...
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While many parents assume that a particular food is the cause of their child’s eczema, the answer is rarely that simple. Most eczema is unrelated to...
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Gentle skin care and the use of moisturizers, and topical steroids are the most important treatments for eczema. But there are other topical...
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Enough steroid ointment should be applied so that the skin feels tacky immediately after application. Within a few minutes it is will be absorbed by...
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Topical steroids should be applied no more than twice daily. One application should occur immediately after bathing as part of the bathing routine. A...
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Steroid ointments are safe when used appropriately. Some tips for safe application include:Apply topical steroids only to rough affected skin and...
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Very mild eczema may be controlled with a good bathing and moisturizing routine alone. Mild eczema may require the occasional use of a low-potency...
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Most gentle baby shampoos can be used. Fragrance- and dye-free shampoos are preferred. The fewer the ingredients, the better. One example is...
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Moisturizers are classified based on their oil and water content. The more oil a moisturizer has the more effective it is in treating dry skin...