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What Is The Best Over The Counter Medication For Eczema
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
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
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
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
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
Aside from coconut oil, what is the best over-the-counter lotion or eye cream for eczema around the eyes?
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
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
I have really dried skin on my pinky and index finger and it peels of. It might be eczema. Is there any over-the-counter medication I can use?
Not sure: Never play expert with the hands- see a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
My 3yr old has been on prescription medication of hydrocortisone & persivate to treat eczema wht else shld use over the counter beside this mixture?
Eczema care: Daily lubrication with petroleum jelly and/or coconut oil can help with the dryness and itching. Bathe every other day. Avoid use of personal care products and clothing detergent with scents and dyes. Wear soft fabrics such as cotton. More about eczema: https://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/health-issues/conditions/skin/Pages/Eczema. Aspx ...Read more
Can you recommend an over-the-counter topical drug (cream ointment or lotion) for fairly severe eczema on my hands also in om my back calves
Eczema treatment: Cortisone cream can be useful but consult your dermatologist. ...Read more
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
What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter medicine for children with eczema to stop the itching and to heal the rash?
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
Which over-the-counter cream is as good as triamcinolone acetonide for eczema? Something I can buy at a walgreen's and or target?
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
OTC creams, etc...: To treat mild or moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (cetaphil, cerave, eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema & to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps. ...Read more
Eczema control: Eliminating irritants, fragrances, dyes, using a mild cleanser w/o washcloth or sponge, not using hot water in shower, moisturizing with fragrance-free cream/ointment for sensitive skin all help with improving eczema. Hydrocortisone ointments may help but care must be taken in where they are used and for how long as they can damage skin. Around eyes, they can increase pressure and lead to glaucoma. ...Read more
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