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A 30-year-old member asked:

I see there is no way to cure eczema, but how much do antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) clarinex, or zyrtec help prevent eczema?

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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Eczema: Eczema starts with itch so if you can prevent itch with these antihistamines you can also prevent the development of eczema.
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 58 years experience
Eczema - cure: Eczema can go away if it is caused by something like a food or chemical but it requires a thorough investigation by a allergist or dermatologist. Some hereditary forms cannot be cured but only controlled by medications. Antihistamines help to reduce itching but cannot cure this condition.
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Last updated Oct 6, 2017

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