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

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hydrocortisone

Most eczema responds to steroid creams, and the strongest over the counter steroid is 2.
5% hydrocortisone, in most places. It's safe in areas that aren't around the eyes or in the mouth. There's some debate about whether ointments or creams are better, and it really depends on where you're using it and how much you use. You'll need a doctor for anything stronger.

In brief: Hydrocortisone

Most eczema responds to steroid creams, and the strongest over the counter steroid is 2.
5% hydrocortisone, in most places. It's safe in areas that aren't around the eyes or in the mouth. There's some debate about whether ointments or creams are better, and it really depends on where you're using it and how much you use. You'll need a doctor for anything stronger.
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: 1% Hydrocortisone cr

For acute rash due to eczema you can use any misturisers and over the counter 1%hydrocortisone cream or ointment, but if it is severe or moderate you may need to see your doctor for medium potency to high potency steroid cream moiturisers should be used immidiately after bath to retain moiture in the skin to prevent recurrence of exacarbation of eczema.

In brief: 1% Hydrocortisone cr

For acute rash due to eczema you can use any misturisers and over the counter 1%hydrocortisone cream or ointment, but if it is severe or moderate you may need to see your doctor for medium potency to high potency steroid cream moiturisers should be used immidiately after bath to retain moiture in the skin to prevent recurrence of exacarbation of eczema.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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