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What Is The Best Cream For Eczema
1% Hydrocortisone cr: For a child older than a few months, with mild to moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, available at most stores, and works well. A daily moisturizing cream used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema & to prevent return of the rash. Examples: cetaphil, cerave, eucerin. Some people avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vanicream: Fragrance-free moisturizers like Vanicream, Cetaphil, Eucerin and Aquaphor are all good options. Uses 1-2 times per day, best time to apply is right after getting out of shower. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. I like Dove white bar. ...Read more
Best one: I am not sure that there is a "best one", your need to try serveral ones and see which you like best. Examples are cetaphil, aveeno (oatmeal). Vanicream, cerave. There are even prescription creams such as epicerum. Speak to your dermatalogist who may have samples so you can try several. ...Read more
Many: Every patient responds differently...Aquaphor, jojoba oil, calendula are a few. I found one called "good on ya"...You can google it...May work. Arbonne makes some great creams. A company called si jin bao has one called schmoove that is amazing as well. Diet changes, cod liver oil, probiotics may help. Seeing a homeopath or chinese medicine practitioner can help it heal from the inside out as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As little as possibl: The weakest one that works. Topical steroids decrease inflammation but do not cure, therefore they need to usually be reused. Local and possible systemic side effects are related to strength and amount. Additionally certain part of integument (skin) are moore sensitive, such as the face and vulvar areas. So use the lowest potency, least amount for shortest duration possible. ...Read more
Head eczema meds: You can try derma-smoothe scalp oil. Cream tends not to work well in the hairy area where the medication can't reach the affected skin. Apply with a tooth brush and leave it over night until the rashes go away. If it does not, please see a doctor since it might be something else and not eczema. ...Read more
Oral meds for eczema: If eczema is severe enough to require oral medications, immunosuppressive drugs like neoral, CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) and others can be used, but we try our best to make patients feel better without. Prednisone makes eczema better but it will flare again as soon as Prednisone is done. Keeping a person on Prednisone long term can have drastic consequences to his/her health. Many topical meds to help with eczema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturizers: Like Cetaphil will help.Get a more detailed answer ›
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