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What is the best over the counter treatment for eczema on the face

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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Treat & Prevent: My basic approach to eczema treatment is to find the cause, which is usually there if you look for it. If eliminating the cause is impossible, medium- ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Moisturizing: Eczema is often controlled by strategies to reduce drying of skin. Avoid irritants (harsh soap, hot water) and apply moisturizer immediately after bat ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Steroid, moistrizer: Initiallyt topical prescription steroids that are strong enough to control problem. This is to be combine with a barrier repair cream so that the freq ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Butenafine: I do a lot of grappling and i always have someone with ringworm. I prefer Butenafine (mentax) because it is once a day. It is now available over-the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the severity and how responsive it is to treatment. Psoriasis is a disease where the body attacks its own wrapper from within. For some ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Calcineurin Agents: Calcineurin inhibitors are often prescribed as an alternative to topical corticosteroids or when other treatments have failed or lead to unwanted side ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
Griseofulvin: Tinea is a fungus, and when it occurs on the scalp it is actually called tinea capitus. Tinea corporis, on the body, is called ringworm, because it ca ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Difficult: resurfacing fractional lasers help reduce the scars but a great result is only 50% improvement, deep chemical peels by a trained MD help as well. Derm ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No miracle: I can't think of any cream which is truly effective in restoring pigment to the skin.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Find the cause: Have your physician tell you what the cause is. This is often tinea versicolor and this is very easy for your physician to treat -- there are over-the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Acne Medications: Acne topical prescription medications include: epiduo, ziana, acanya, retin a (tretinoin) micro, Atralin and others. See your local dermatologist as t ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Acne: Hi, There are several commercially available products but generally, good skin hygiene includes washing frequently with a mild soap and drying. Ointme ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
To shorten the : Duration of these painful sores, an oral, prescription antiviral will be the best. Over the counter, try abreva.
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 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
See ophthalmologist: Corneal scratches are quite painful. They can rarely get infected if the agent causing the scratch was contaminated. However tears are very anti-bac ... Read More
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 member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: I would consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
Dermatologist: May need collagen fillers.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
A few types...: The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Socks should be a synthetic material (i know i'll take heat for this) like ... Read More
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