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What is the best over-the-counter cream for eczema?

What is the best over-the-counter cream for eczema?

You can try these: Cerave , cetaphil moisturizing cream , aveeno (oatmeal) , eucerin brand , aquaphor ointment.Use skin cleansers eg cetaphil, moisturel, aveeno (oatmeal), neutrogena or aquaphor skin cleansers instead of soap.Of course , if the eczema is of moderate severity, you will need a script for moderate potency steroids or higher. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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What brands of over-the-counter creams are most helpful, or most recommended by doctors, for dry skin eczema?

What brands of over-the-counter creams are most helpful, or most recommended by doctors, for dry skin eczema?

Ceramide creams: The molecular defect in eczema skin is in the proper generation of barriers. Ceramides are found to be deficient in eczema skin. In addition to topical steroids, i generally recommend applying a ceramide containing cream (cerave or cetaphil restoraderm) first, and then 'seal' it on top with a more moisturizing lotion such as eucerin original lotion, or aquaphor if you are very dry. ...Read more

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Aside from coconut oil, what is the best over-the-counter lotion or eye cream for eczema around the eyes?

Aside from coconut oil, what is the best over-the-counter lotion or eye cream for eczema around the eyes?

Eye care: Eye is very delicate organ and the skin around it is,too. If you are really having Eczema please talk to your PMD for help. If you need OTC eye care to decrease wrinkle then different products are available depending on your budget. ...Read more

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I have hardened skin on two my fingers & after some time it get cracked and bleed, very painful. I tried hand lotion and other over the counter creams, but no luck.I am not sure, if this is hand eczema or something else. Need some advice on medicine.

I have hardened skin on two my fingers & after some time it get cracked and bleed, very painful. I tried hand lotion and other over the counter creams, but no luck.I am not sure, if this is hand eczema or something else. Need some advice on medicine.

Hand eczema?: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information. So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy. My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. Hand eczema can be severe, and water is your deadly enemy. Washing your hands frequently and using ...Read more

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Are there any good excema over-the-counter creams?

Are there any good excema over-the-counter creams?

Not really: Unless it is very mild, you may get away with Cortaid (hydrocortisone) 10 with use of skin cleansers instead of soap for washing. ...Read more

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What is a safe over-the-counter medication that could be used for ezcema, besides a cream or ointment. A pill form maybe?

Pill for eczema: There is no pill for eczema. Antihistamines are sometimes used for itch or swelling. Cortisone creams are the first line of defense for this condition. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good over-the-counter eczema treatment?

Can you recommend a good over-the-counter eczema treatment?

Eczema treatment: Cortisone cream can be useful but consult your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter product for treating eczema?

What is the best over-the-counter product for treating eczema?

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 skin is really bad a topical steroid, usually prescription, is given. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

Olive oil: For our kids in alaska (where we know about eczema!), we just put a little olive oil in their bath water every day and that worked great. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter product is recommended for eczema? For adults and or children.

What over-the-counter product is recommended for eczema? For adults and or children.

Hydrocortisone: Also look for moisterizers with ceremides. Eucerin, aveeno eczema care, etc. First soak in water for a long time----at least until fingers wrinkle----then rub in cream soon after. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will not help eczema nor will it reduce itch. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat Dyshidrosis Eczema over the counter?

What is the best way to treat Dyshidrosis Eczema over the counter?

Not easy: Are the hands the major issues? If so. Avoid antibacterial or scented soap. Use a good moisturizer as often as possible after hand washing. Avoid irritants or solvents- wear non-tatex gloves as precautions. There is no great solution however OTC or Rx. ...Read more

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Dermatologist advice which OTC cream is best for mild eczema?There are many creams OTC which is best that has good reviews from consumers?

Dermatologist advice which OTC cream is best for mild eczema?There are many creams OTC which is best that has good reviews from consumers?

MOISTURISERS/HC1%: Moisturisers available over the counter like eucerine, moisturel, exzaderm, oxyvectin, and many more. For flare ups you can use 1%hydrocotisone cream or oinyment for mild eczema if you need fancy moisturisers recommended by some are 1clinique super defence 2olay definity 3neutrogena healthy defence 4juice beauty 5la mer but expensive ones do not mean they are better.The chepest is crisco shortening. ...Read more

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

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

Treat dry skin: Treating the dry skin often will get rid of most of the eczematous areas. Aquaphor is an extremely greasy lubricant that is often needed to treat moderate to severe eczema. Steroid creams like Hydrocortisone may be needed as well, but they can cause patchy discoloration of the face and so should be used with caution. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter moisturizer for eyelid eczema ?

What is the best over-the-counter moisturizer for eyelid eczema ?

Many options.: There are many options for moisturizing your skin. I like to have my patients use coconut oil as a moisturizer. It usually works great and is usually not irritating the the skin or eye. good luck! ...Read more

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What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter medicine for children with eczema to stop the itching and to heal the rash?

What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter medicine for children with eczema to stop the itching and to heal the rash?

Oil massage: Plenty of fluids, keeping thermostat low avoid prolong hot bath/shower will help drying/ loosing the oil of skin of skin. Which many times is a precursor of eczema. Massaging with olive oil after bath/ shower will help too. If you put oil in bath tub, be careful , may become slippery. ...Read more

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I have eczema on my scalp. What are good over-the-counter treatments. Are there good medications that don't hurt my hair.

I have eczema on my scalp. What are good over-the-counter treatments. Are there good medications that don't hurt my hair.

Are you sure?: Are you sure it is eczema??? Eczema elsewhere? If so, what treatment for it? No eczema treatment will hurt your hair. Use something in the shower which is good for dry skin. There are many. Body wash (Dove, Aveeno, (oatmeal) Eucerin, Cetaphil) can be used in the shower for scalp +face as well as the body. Look for a liquid cortisone. If this is not satisfactory, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a small itchy patch on the neck. Been using OTC Neosporin eczema cream past couple months whenever it is very itchy. No relief. ?

I have a small itchy patch on the neck. Been using OTC Neosporin eczema cream past couple months whenever it is very itchy. No relief. ?

Need to see your MD: As you might need prescription strength medicines, after good history and physical examination, goodluck ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more