• Question: is there a cure for eczema? what is it?

    Asked by bexh96 to Donna, Jo, Mark, Stuart, Tim on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by u871287.
    • Photo: Donna MacCallum

      Donna MacCallum answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      I’m afraid that there is no cure for eczema yet. My sister would be much happier if there was!

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      Joanna Buckley answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      There’s not but there are many creams out there which will help reduce the itch or calm down the inflammation because eczsema isan inflammation of the top layers of skin.

      Do you have it, bex? There’s things out there which can help. 🙂

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      Tim Craggs answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      Hi Bex,

      I am not sure there is a cure for eczema. There are topical steroid creams that you can apply to really badly affected areas (I used to get it really badly in my elbows and the backs of my knees). One other thing you can do is avoid soaps that dry out your skin, and use an emollient shower or bath cream instead.

      Some people find that cutting out certain foods can help a little bit.