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Treatments for Temperature-related eczema

Treatment List for Temperature-related eczema

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Temperature-related eczema includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Treatment is aimed primarily at avoiding temperature and humidity extremes. Measures that can be utilized if symptoms do occur is moisturizing, steroid creams and antibiotics if secondary infection develops
  • Steps for Managing Eczema:
  • Make lifestyle changes to avoid temperature and humidity extremes
  • Bathe only once every 1-2 days - over-bathing can dry the skin.
  • Use bath oil to help moisturise skin e.g. Dermaveen, Hamilton's Alpha Ker or QV
  • If skin is weeping, avoid bathing with other people to reduce risk of infection
  • Oatmeal baths may sooth the skin - plain rolled oats in a stocking placed in the bath may be used instead of commercial oatmeal based bath products.
  • Keep the nails short and wear a covering over the hands (gloves or socks) to avoid night-time scratching as the patient is often unaware that they are scratching
  • Using low-allergenic washing powders
  • Wear cotton clothing as other materials increase sweating and rubbing on the skin
  • Moisturise twice a day. It may take some experimentation to find a cream that doesn't irritate the skin. Avoid creams with mineral oils. Commonly used brands include: Alpha Keri, Cetaphil, QV, Dermaveen and Hamiltons
  • Oils such as olive oil (extra-virgin) may be used as a moisturizer. Nut oils may be problematic for some people as they may contain protein allergens
  • A topical cream called Pimecrolimus may be used to treat eczema - it is non-steroidal and doesn't cause thinning of the skin. Strong steroid-based topical creams may be needed for more resistant patches.
  • Use 1-3 Condy's crystals in the bath to dry out weeping eczema lesions - NB these crystals can stain porcelain baths and towels pink. Very red dry skin may benefit from using QV Flare Up Bath Oil.
  • Use topical antibacterial cream for infected eczema - oral antibiotics may be recommended in more severe cases.
  • Avoid environments that are excessively hot, cold or dry as they can exacerbate skin symptoms
  • Skin lesions may be wrapped in cotton bandages to reduce scratching and allow topical moisturizers and steroid creams to stay on the skin and absorb better
  • Treatment is aimed primarily at avoiding temperature and humidity extremes. Measures that can be utilized if symptoms do occur is moisturizing, steroid creams and antibiotics if secondary infection develops
  • Steps for Managing Eczema:
    • Make lifestyle changes to avoid temperature and humidity extremes
    • Bathe only once every 1-2 days - over-bathing can dry the skin
    • Use bath oil to help moisturise skin e.g. Dermaveen, Hamilton's Alpha Ker or QV
    • If skin is weeping, avoid bathing with other people to reduce risk of infection
    • Oatmeal baths may sooth the skin - plain rolled oats in a stocking placed in the bath may be used instead of commercial oatmeal based bath products
    • Keep the nails short and wear a covering over the hands (gloves or socks) to avoid night-time scratching as the patient is often unaware that they are scratching
    • Using low-allergenic washing powders
    • Wear cotton clothing as other materials increase sweating and rubbing on the skin
    • Moisturise twice a day. It may take some experimentation to find a cream that doesn't irritate the skin. Avoid creams with mineral oils. Commonly used brands include: Alpha Keri, Cetaphil, QV, Dermaveen and Hamiltons
    • Oils such as olive oil (extra-virgin) may be used as a moisturizer. Nut oils may be problematic for some people as they may contain protein allergens
    • Topical steroids - used for symptomatic relief in the short term, but often unnecessary with adequate skin moisturising and avoidance of temperature extremes
  • Topical immunomodulators - Pimecrolimus and Tacrolimus - may be used as an alternative to topical steroids
    • Use 1-3 Condy's crystals in the bath to dry out weeping eczema lesions - NB these crystals can stain porcelain baths and towels pink. Very red dry skin may benefit from using QV Flare Up Bath Oil
    • Use topical antibacterial cream for infected eczema - oral antibiotics may be recommended in more severe cases
    • Avoid environments that are excessively hot, cold or dry as they can exacerbate skin symptoms
    • Skin lesions may be wrapped in cotton bandages to reduce scratching and allow topical moisturizers and steroid creams to stay on the skin and absorb better

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