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what is the best over the counter medication for eczema

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Moisturizers: Anything over the counter that can help moisturize the skin will be beneficial. I personally like eucerin cream. Its available in large jars and if ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle DeHoratius
18 years experience Dermatology
Depends: This is difficult to answer because it depends on the location on the body. In addition, there are certain moisturizers that we can rec. But when the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Konold
32 years experience Family Medicine
Cortisone: Otc 1% cortisone cream is perfectly safe to use on the face. I've also seen my eczema clients skin improve with increased vitamin d intake. In ohio ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
12 years experience Family Medicine
Hydrocortisone: Most eczema responds to steroid creams, and the strongest over the counter steroid is 2.5% hydrocortisone, in most places. It's safe in areas that are ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Eczema control: Eliminating irritants, fragrances, dyes, using a mild cleanser w/o washcloth or sponge, not using hot water in shower, moisturizing with fragrance-fre ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
None: Clobetasol is a potent steroid, hence such a substitute will not be available OTC
A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin: Fever reducing medications (antipyretics) include tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) and motrin/advil (ibuprofen). Both are equally effective. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
34 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing great OTC: Dyshidrosis affects hands and feet where the skin is quite thick and tough. Hard for medications even to get through to the live layers of skin. Hydro ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ask the pharmacist: At your local drug store, pyrantel is the generic used in the USA OTC, but read the labels carefully, and more importantly is to be sure that it is pi ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
OTC creams, etc...: To treat mild or moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Konold
32 years experience Family Medicine
Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM: Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm has Guaifenesin that breaks up mucous and dextromethorphan that helps stop the cough. Drink plenty of fluids and change your ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lana Long
Dr. Lana Long answered
32 years experience Dermatology
Selsun Blue: Tinea versicolor is caused by the fungus, malasezzia furfura or pityrosporum. We all have it on our skin, but some people get overgrowth causing the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
ANTIHISTAMINE: There is no "best" antihistamine. They all work. Some people respond to bendryl, others to zyrtec or pyrabenzamine or Allegra (fexofenadine) or any ot ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: If you have large breasts and the area under them is moist, then using antiperspirant powder on the area may help. If the area is read and "rashy", ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cetirizine/Zyrtec: Assuming that "allergies" means itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, post-nasal drip caused by contact with inhaled substances to which ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Neti pot: I love neti pot. It works great for me! there are tons of over-the-counter meds used for head congestion, otherwise, such as daiquil, nyquil, alka sal ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Pain medication OTC: There are several pain medication over the counter such as anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen, pain medication like tylenol (acetaminophen). ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: While it does depend somewhat as to what allergy you are treating, zyrtec and Allegra (fexofenadine) (generics are fine) are now both over the counter ... Read More

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