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I have been having eczema problems for a whole year now, I

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I have been having eczema problems for a whole year now, I have tried so much and seems to be getting worse. I moisturise a lot and it's still not working, also I cannot stop itching nowadays it is really difficult for me to stop and even as of today I woke up and couldn't stop itching and my neck and arms are now really bad.
JA: When did eczema first appear? Have you used any medication for this?
Customer: December 2020, I had used some allergy tablets and steroid creams but steroid creams don't work well
JA: Got it. Have you seen a dermatologist about eczema?
Customer: I have only been to a general practice or hospital at a point but not a dermatologist
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Dermatologist should know?
Customer: I have allergies

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What are your age and gender?

Please post some pictures of Eczema?

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18 male
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Thanks for the pictures.

You may consult a dermatologist. The following would help resolve it;

Long-term steroid: a long-term steroid-like Prednisolone is indicated and will help greatly.

Retinoids: systemic Retinoids can be given for this and will be curative

Immunosuppressants: Immunosuppressants like Tacrolimus and Pimecrolimus are the mainstay in intractable eczema

Light therapy: like Ultraviolet and Grenz Ray therapy.

These are the three therapies that dermatologists can prescribe and which will help greatly.

Meanwhile, continue the normal steps of treatment for Eczema:

Antihistaminic: Continue the antiallergics like Avil

Avoid sunlight: This is most important. Avoid going out into the sun as far as possible.

Sunscreen is a must – use sunscreens with 50% SPF or more.
Steroid Ointments: Apply 1% hydrocortisone (OTC) twice daily on the areas for 1 month.
Emollients: Use an emollient, a hand cream twice daily. Combine the Emollient with the Hydrocortisone ointment or one can also alternate the two.

Avoiding the irritant: If some irritant can be identified, then it should be avoided.

I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Is there anything to stop me itching

Benadryl or Claritin will help significantly in itching.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Okay thank you for your help

You are very welcome.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

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