RECOMMENDATIONS FOR:

Preferred SOAPS

  • Dove
  • Tone
  • Oil of Olay
  • Complete
  • Basis
  • Cetaphil
  • Albolene
  • Cerave Hydrating Wash
  • Eucerin Hydrating Wash
  • Aveeno

TIPS:

  • Avoid fragrance soaps.
  • Avoid pump/ liquid soaps. Bars are milder.
  • Try to lather only in really dirty areas, as soap in general is drying.
  • NEVER EVER use Ivory soap.
  • Department store brands are more expensive and definitely inferior therapeutically.

Preferred MOISTURIZERS

  • Cetaphil Cream
  • Eucerin Plus Cream
  • Purpose Cream
  • Udderly Smooth
  • Udder Cream
  • Cerave Hydrating Cream
  • Amlactin
  • Aveeno Cream

TIPS:

  • Always apply directly to moist skin after showering.
  • Reduce shower/ bathing time to less than 3 minutes.
  • Creams are always better than lotion.
  • Avoid department store/ boutique products unless you want to throw your    money away

ECZEMA MANAGEMENT

  • Reduce protein in diet (nuts, eggs, dairy, meat)
  • Reduce bathing
  • Mild soap or no soap if possible
  • All products applied to damp skin
  • Creams not lotions
  • Antihistamines at night
  • Barrier Creams
  • Ointment medications when inflamed, nothing that is white, ie, Vaseline is an ointment, Desitin is a cream.
  • Vitamins to take: Omega- 3 and Omega-6 together
  • Patch test to rule out allergens
  • Avoid fragrances in all topical preparations. Stick with bland emollients, Avoid Aveda products
  • Gluten- Take Allegra or Zyrtec at 9 am and Benadryl at night

Prescriptions

  • Hylira
  • Topical steroids
  • Barrier creams
  • Antihistamines
  • Elidel cream

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

  • Run a humidifier at night
  • Remove all dyes and fragrances from laundry detergent, (use FREE and CLEAR), use a double
  • rinse cycle when washing clothes and do not use dryer sheets.

BrianDry Skin / Eczema