Overcoming Eczema On The Face With Corticosteroids?
Can I use corticosteroid cream?
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Eczema or dermatitis is an inflammatory skin disease accompanied by complaints of redness, itching, burning, and sometimes accompanied by a wet rash surface. Eczema can occur in any part of the body, either on the skin of the hands, feet, stomach, chest, or face.
Some types of eczema that often occurs are:
1. contact dermatitis
2. seborrheic dermatitis
3. discoid dermatitis
4. numularis dermatitis
5. Dishidrotic dermatitis
To determine the type of eczema that is experienced by the patient, it is needed a direct examination by a doctor in the area of the rash concerned. With this direct examination, in general, diagnostics can be upheld. Management of patients with eczema, can be given topical anti-inflammatory drugs such as corticosteroid ointments. However, drug administration must be based on prescription by a family doctor or dermatologist.
In connection with your question, if the cause of your complaint has been established is atopic eczema, corticosteroid cream can be applied. However, according to treatment procedures, treatment is only given after the doctor checks and determines the diagnosis, because, the possibility of complaints of this rash is not due to eczema, but can be caused by other conditions, such as fungal infections, viral infections, or infections due to lice or scabies. If the diagnosis has been determined by a doctor, then corticosteroid treatment or other anti-infective drugs can be given according to the indications. So that the treatment and recovery process goes well.
For treatments that you can do at home, which is to maintain skin cleanliness and avoid contact with skin rashes with your hands except when treating this skin rash.
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