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If you are one the 30 million-plus people who live with eczema, you know the itch-scratch cycle all too well.
It starts with an itch that leads to a scratch. The scratch, in turn, makes the rash even worse, causing more inflammation and more scratching.
There is no cure for eczema – an itchy, red rash that can show up anywhere on the body — but treatments are available to soothe the itch, cool inflammation and prevent it from coming back. We swear!
If you are itching for eczema relief, here’s what you need to know about today’s treatments from the pro to the faux.
The Big Guns
Topical steroids are sometimes needed to calm the inflammation associated with eczema,
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Marina Peredo splits here time between her Long Island practice and her beautiful new space on the upper east side. She is a laser surgeon and expert injector, and serves as a national trainer for many aesthetic procedures. She is an associate clinical professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Peredo received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine internship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and her dermatology residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.
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New guidelines from the Academy of Dermatology (AAD) suggest that combination treatments are the best way to treat acne – and prevent it from coming back.
The list of recommended treatments today includes topical therapy, antibiotics, isotretinoin and oral contraceptives. Antibiotics should be used with topical therapy for mild-to-moderate acne, and topicals should be being continued once the antibiotic course is complete, the AAD suggests. What’s more topical medications, such as retinoids and benzoyl peroxide, also may be combined for maximum results.
The guidelines are published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
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