My teen dd has always had really severe ezcema and now acne too. Does anyone have any experience with these 2 conditions combined?
A while back the dermatologist prescribed Epiduo for her acne on her face. It really dried up her skin, reddened and really itched, She would scratch and it became a real problem. I think for Epiduo the skin usually gets worse before it gets better, but it seems really bad for my dd. It got so bad she almost had an eye infection. The eye doctor said it was bad, not an infection, and did prescribe some eye drops and a temporary eye skin ointment. Allergist suggested maybe once a week for Epiduo and a little moisturizer which we now do. The Epiduo does help her acne, but the side effects till you get there, and all the extra work, I just do not think it is worth it for my dd.
Our next step is to either go back to the dermatologist which we might switch, or more likely talk to her allergist at the next visit. So I will not take as medical advice, but does anyone have any experience with Epiduo and severe eczema? Does anyone have any advice for treating acne and very severe ezcema?