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Is there any over counter medicine can treat neurodermatitis? I have ointment containing hydrocortisone 1% here. Thank you very much! eric

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Antihistamines

Most important thing is to stop scratching, itching or rubbing.
Break the itch-scratch-rash cycle. Helps to take antihistamines (allegra, atarax, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, claritin), dozepin (oral and topical), topical steroids (prescription strength). Sometimes hypnotherapy can help.

In brief: Antihistamines

Most important thing is to stop scratching, itching or rubbing.
Break the itch-scratch-rash cycle. Helps to take antihistamines (allegra, atarax, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, claritin), dozepin (oral and topical), topical steroids (prescription strength). Sometimes hypnotherapy can help.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine

In brief: Steroids,mittens

Neurodermatitis is often the result of the itch-scratch-itch cycle.
This can start because of some irritation like poison ivy or an injury, but after the original problem is gone, the skin is still itchy. The constant scratching causes damage and more irritation. So breaking that cycle is key. Otc steroids can help, as can aloe vera, systemic antihistamine and wearing mittens at night!difficult.

In brief: Steroids,mittens

Neurodermatitis is often the result of the itch-scratch-itch cycle.
This can start because of some irritation like poison ivy or an injury, but after the original problem is gone, the skin is still itchy. The constant scratching causes damage and more irritation. So breaking that cycle is key. Otc steroids can help, as can aloe vera, systemic antihistamine and wearing mittens at night!difficult.
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