Eczema....does anybody have information?

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Joan M
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   Posted 2/6/2010 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I am a very allergic person and recently came down with eczema.  Hope somebody knows something.  Have to wait til the later part of the month to see a Dermatologist.  Please help me if you know anything.  It started as a allergic reaction to morphine but now it is so itchy and stuff.  Thanks for any information..."goggle" has not helped.  Will be talking to my Pharmacist soon as they do not open til 9:00 a.m.

jujub
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   Posted 2/6/2010 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Until you can get something stronger, try OTC cortisone ointment. And lots of moisturizing cream. The ointment should help the immediate itching and the cream will help keep it from drying out and cracking. Try not to scratch, try just putting pressure with your hand or fingers on the place that itches. Sometimes that will relieve the itching. Scratching really just makes it worse until you damage the skin, then you have the risk of infection.

Red_34
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   Posted 2/6/2010 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Regarding the moisturizing cream - be sure it is "light" and not heavy. Heavy creams can aggravate eczema. Aveeno makes some really great light creams. But Judy gave some really great advice. When you see the derm, they more then likely will prescribe prescription strength steroid cream that may have an antihistamine or an antibiotic.
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couchtater
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   Posted 2/6/2010 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Try cold compresses. They may help.
When I had an allergic reaction to penicillin my doctor put me on vistril (sp?).
I had hives all over my body for over a month!

Joy

Joan M
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   Posted 2/7/2010 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much.
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