What should I do when I have eczema? Best skin treatment for eczema? - Theo10 | Made-In-Singapore Skincare Products

When you have a flare-up of itchy, irritated skin from eczema, you feel like you’d do anything to calm down or prevent your rashes. These days, there are many ways to keep your eczema under control. Let us look at some details about eczema and finding the best eczema cream for babies, kids and adults.

What Is Eczema?

You may hear your doctor call it dermatitis. It’s a red, itchy skin rash. It may go away for a while, then flare up again.

You may have chronic or long-lasting eczema. Or it might just flare up after you touch something or in certain settings.

Dry skin or sweat, scratchy wool clothes, pet dander, hot or cold weather, and harsh soaps and cleansers are common triggers. Some people with eczema also get asthma or hay fever.

Why Do You Get It?

It’s hard to say what causes eczema. Your genes may play a role. If others in your family are prone to these rashes, you may be, too. A weak immune system or allergy can cause a flare-up.

Healthy, supple skin protects you. If yours gets too dry, it may not be able to block out tiny bacteria or allergens that cause eczema.

Some people are more likely to get eczema than others. These include people who work in health care or childcare, and those who live in cold climates or cities with lots of air pollution.

Eczema is very common in babies and kids. You may just call it sensitive skin. You might grow out of it or you could have it on and off for life. Sometimes it may be tough to find a suitable eczema cream for babies and kids as the eczema cream for babies and kids have to be light in their ingredients.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Your doctor can tell if you have eczema based on your symptoms, medical and family history, and what seems to trigger your outbreaks. You may need to see a dermatologist — a doctor who specializes in skin conditions.

There’s no test to prove that you have eczema. But your doctor may try skin patch tests to see if certain foods or products cause a rash.

Work with your doctor to find the right treatments for you. Your symptoms, age, family history, other health problems, and lifestyle help you find treatments that work. Most eczema treatments give you short-term relief.

Your doctor is most likely to prescribe a steroid cream to stop the itch and clear your rash, or topical creams that protect your skin and prevent eczema outbreaks.

What are steroids?

Steroids are a man-made version of chemicals, known as hormones, that are made naturally in the human body. Steroids are designed to act like these hormones to reduce inflammation.

Steroids won’t cure eczema, but they’re very good at reducing inflammation and will ease symptoms such as swelling, pain and stiffness.

Steroids are usually only given for a short time to quickly treat flare-ups of your condition. Depending on which condition you have and what dose you’re prescribed, you may notice an improvement in your symptoms within a few days.

How are they taken?

Steroids are taken in different ways, and the dosage may vary depending on the condition you have. The table below gives an idea of how often you might need to take steroids.

You should always take medication as prescribed by the person treating you.

Tablets, liquids and soluble tablets

  • Usually once a day.
  • Preferably in the morning.
  • Either with or after food to prevent stomach problems.

Creams and gels

  • Usually once or twice a day for a few weeks.
  • Your doctor might suggest taking them less often but for a longer period.
  • Should only be used on affected areas of the skin.

Eye drops and ointments

  • May need to be taken regularly throughout the day.
  • Usually one drop in each eye each time you take it.

You will be given the lowest possible dose for the shortest possible time, to reduce the risk of side effects. Your dose will probably be reduced gradually as your symptoms improve, or your doctor might suggest a weaker medication.

Are steroids good or bad?

As with all medicines, some people will have side effects. These are more likely if you’re on a high dose or if you’re taking steroids for a long time.

A major problem when using steroid creams is that when you start using steroids, you will have to continuously keep using it even if the condition has worn off. This issue has diverted some people to look for an all natural remedy or treatment instead of relying on repetitive use of steroids to cure eczema.

The doctor will make sure you’re on the lowest possible dose to keep your condition under control. You might also be given a drug called a proton pump inhibitor to protect your stomach.

Some of the side effects of steroids are shown below:

Tablets, liquids and soluble tablets 

  • weight gain and increased appetite
  • stomach pains, indigestion or heartburn
  • sleep problems
  • changes in mood
  • bruising easily
  • thinning of the skin
  • stretch marks.

Creams and gels

  • stinging or burning where the cream has been applied
  • changes in skin colour
  • thinning of the skin
  • stretch marks
  • increased hair growth where the cream has been applied.

Eye drops and ointments

  • stinging or burning in eyes after putting drops in
  • weird taste  in the mouth after putting drops in.

Treatment with steroids may cause changes in mood – you may feel very high or very low. This may be more common in people with a previous history of mood disturbance.

Other complications

If you take steroids for a long time or at a high dose, the medication could be absorbed into your blood and increase the risk of side effects that normally only occur with steroid tablets.

Steroids can sometimes affect diabetes, high blood pressure or epilepsy, so you’ll have your blood pressure and blood sugar levels checked from time to time. 

Steroids can sometimes cause diabetes or raised blood sugar in people who haven’t previously had this condition.

Steroids can affect the eyes, for example by making glaucoma worse or causing cataracts. They can also cause a problem with your eyes known as serous chorioretinopathy, which happens when fluid collects in part of the eye. If you notice any changes in your eyesight, such as your vision becoming blurry,

What is the best treatment for eczema suitable for kids, babies and even adults?

While it is important to avoid steroid creams if possible, it is also important to ensure the ingredients in other products are all natural and that you have no allergy to it.

At THEO10, we have developed an all-natural, skin eczema cream for itchiness, flares or redness that is suitable for babies, kids and even adults.

Introductory video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8S7fB0DGys

Theo10 ECZEMA is a non-steroidal cream that relieves intense itch and redness. We use Neem seed oil that is cold pressed with no heat to extract as many benefits without losing its natural properties. Our Peppermint essential oil from America contains at least 50% menthol and this can only be achieved under very strict farming and processing conditions. Our beeswax has been tripled filtered using very fine micron-sized mesh to ensure no impurity without destroying its natural properties and benefits. With the added propolis, it has a soothing effect at the affected area. 

How it works?

Theo10® ECZEMA contains high menthol content that relieves itch to stop the user from scratching. Neem oil comes to contact with the skin and helps improve the skin condition. Beeswax ensures that the oils are in constant contact with the skin. It also lends its water-resistant property for a prolonged duration of protection. It moisturizes the skin as our beeswax lend its water-resistant properties to keep the skin constantly moisturized.

Our ingredients

We use Neem seed oil that is cold pressed with no heat to extract as many benefits without losing its natural properties.

Our Peppermint essential oil from America contains at least 50% menthol and this can only be achieved under very strict farming and processing conditions.

Our beeswax has been tripled filtered using very fine micron-sized mesh to ensure no impurity without destroying its natural properties and benefits. With the added propolis, it has a soothing effect at the affected area.

Things to Note:

– Suitable for children

– Theo10 ECZEMA cream is dark brown in colour with black spots

Method of Application:

– Use regularly when needed

Uses:

  1. Relieves itch
  2. Reduce redness

Ingredients include:

  1. Peppermint Essential oil
  2. Neem seed oil
  3. Triple filtered Beeswax
  4. Bee Propolis

Uniqueness:

  1. No Steroids
  2. Smells like mint honey

Suitable for:

  1. Young children
  2. Adults

As eczemas are persistent, it comes and goes, we can prevent it by using the THEO10 MOISTURISER as well. 

While the eczema creams stop the itch, the mosituriser creates a barrier to prevent the infected area from coming into contact with bacteria in the air, thus preventing further outbreak.

To purchase: https://theo10.com/product/eczema-2/

Adapted from:

https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/treatments/drugs/steroids/

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/eczema/live-better-eczema#3