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Treat Eczema With Steroids? Stop It Right Now!!!!

It is pretty dangerous to treat something with steroids including Eczema. Here are some natural and safe ways that dermatologists can prescribe for Eczema treatment instead of steroids.

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Many people are prescribed topical steroids as eczema treatment. The steroids are used primarily to reduce inflammation. However, they can have side effects that cause skin problems – sometimes the same problems you're trying to heal – and when absorbed into the body, can even be dangerous. Thousands of doctors are finding that a shielding lotion can be an effective eczema treatment, but if your doctor does feel steroids are necessary for an acute condition, you should know what you're up against.

When used for eczema treatment, steroids are available in lotions, creams, and ointments. Although they are considered safe when used as prescribed, they can have several side effects, including:

* Redness

* Thinning of the skin

* Spider veins

* Hemorrhaging under the skin causing the skin to be purple

* Stretch marks

* Acne

* Dermatitis

Additionally, they increase the likelihood of fungal infection, and they can make viral or fungal infections more severe. You can also develop an allergy to them.

One of the worst side effects is the result of absorption through the skin into the rest of the body. The problems this causes vary, but include upper body obesity, a rounded face, increased fat around the neck, and thinning arms and legs. It can also cause growth retardation.

As with several other drugs, you can also build up a tolerance to steroids and have to use stronger medicines in order to achieve the same effect.

Taking drugs is always risky. There are some life threatening situations in which they're justified, but eczema, while annoying and sometimes unsightly, is not life threatening. A natural eczema treatment that does not have severe potential side effects might be a better choice.

Thousands of doctors are now using shielding lotion as an effective eczema treatment. According to Dr. Peter Helton, a dermatologist practicing in Newport Beach, California, some patients are even able to stop using medications altogether. "We have been very excited and happy with the results achieved using a shielding lotion. We have been treating hand eczema patients with it, applying their medication first in the morning, then applying the shielding lotion several times daily. We have achieved good results such that the patients have been able to stop their medications and continue only with the shielding lotion to control their hand eczema condition."

If you have eczema and are looking for an eczema treatment that is safe and natural, give shielding lotion a try.

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