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A 37-year-old female asked:

I have eczema on my lower arm and i've had it for a while now.i have hydrocortisone valerate but its not working.it wont tan, its just white. help! ): ?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Need another cream: Depending on where you live and your sun exposure, other non-steroidal creams may be a better option for you than a steroid cream such as hydrocortisone, to treat your eczema. The loss of color can be secondary to both your underlying eczema and as a secondary side effect from the steroid cream. Talk to your doctor about other options.

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Last updated Jan 12, 2013

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