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My son has eczema and plays hockey. The last 2 seasons he…

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Hi. My son has...

Hi. My son has eczema and plays hockey. The last 2 seasons he has developed sores/cuts on his chin from his helmet strap.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

A dermatologist just prescribed tacrolimus, which we are thinking of trying in order to prevent the problem. I would prefer to find a drug-free solution. Do you have any suggestions?

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

He is 12 - has lots of food allergies. Hi eczema is mostly under control except for this...

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 11 months ago

eczema is best treated by moisturizing creams to keep the skin happy and not dry

and also steroid creams to help decrease inflammation of the skin

1%hydrocortisone cream is a milder cream than tacrolimus

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