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    infected eczema

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    Hi, i have really back infected eczema for the past 3 months. My doctor gave me $90 antibiotics, i tried them for 4 weeks, 4 tablets a day. With this i also tried Zertec allergy tablets. I've still got this problem, it's located on the back of my leg and I've tried Garlic, Oils, Cremes and it's still not going away? I can't really afford paying $90 a week for tablets.
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    The role of the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc (EAA) is to be a supportive body for eczema sufferers and carers, to increase public awareness … View Profile

    Infected eczema usually responds well to antibiotic treatment.  However, if, as in your case, the antibiotics have not been successful it may be necesary to try other measures.  Bleach baths can be effective in clearing up infection.  It would be a good idea for you to obtain a referral to a Dermatologist who has the most up to date information on the treatment of eczema.

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    Prof Rodney Sinclair

    Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

    Professor Sinclair is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Sinclair Dermatology. He is past-president of the Australasian Society for … View Profile

    If you live near the ocean, swimming every day in the salt water will help enormously.  If you are not able to get the beach regularly then a 10 minute bleach bath once or twice a week will help.
    Instructions

    1.  Add 1 cup White King Laundry bleach to a full bath tub and mix in well.
    2.  Soak for 10 minutes
    3.  Submerge head if desired
    4.  Pat dry and apply moisturiser all over body within a few minutes of exiting bath
    For more informationon eczema treatments see: http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Eczema_explained
     
    Professor Rod Sinclair
    Epworth Dermatology

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