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How to clear eczema?

Eczema is a general term when the skin becomes red, irritated, and itchy. You are more prone to eczema if your parents a history of eczema and allergic conditions like asthma and hay fever.

Eczema is not contagious; therefore it does not spread from one person to another.

What is the difference between eczema and dermatitis?

The word dermatitis means inflammation of the skin. Eczema is a general term for skin inflammation (dermatitis) and both words are often used interchangeably.


Eczema can be triggered by certain substances such as soaps, detergents, cosmetics, jewellery, or preservatives in products. If the doctor believes there is a possible cause, you may be advised to have allergy testing performed such as prick testing or patch testing.

Signs and Symptoms

Eczema presents as dry/ weepy red, scaly skin and commonly itches or burns. It occurs on the face, neck, and the insides of the elbows, knees, and ankles but can be generalised.


Treatments for eczema include cortisone creams, anti-inflammatory non cortisone creams, tar, phototherapy, tablets and more recently fortnightly injections. In 2021 and 2022, 2 new medications were approved on the PBS for management of eczema in Australia. For more information, contact us.

What is Dr Aron's eczema treatment? Who uses Dr Aron's cream in Adelaide?

I first heard about Dr Aron's eczema cream after a patient asked me about it and I have to admit I had never heard of him or this treatment. After a quick search on the internet, realised he is a South African dermatologist. Dr Aron’s cream is essentially a combination of an antibiotic together with diluted steroid cream. It isn’t omething new but not a combination commonly used in Australia.

Does it work? Well, I wrote a script in an ointment base (cause ALL creams sting) for my son who has chronic eczema and yes, it does work and much quicker than I expected. Is it a cure, unfortunately not.

Conclusion - Great alternative and works very quickly. However, once the skin is clear please stop and start applying a moisturiser.

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