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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

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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care
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In brief: Hydrocortisone

Over the counter hydrocortisone cream can help.
Also, diphenhydramine cream can help with itching.

In brief: Hydrocortisone

Over the counter hydrocortisone cream can help.
Also, diphenhydramine cream can help with itching.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology

In brief: I

I would try a moisturizer cream that contains ceramides such as cerave cream. I prefer creams as they are more moisturizing and seem to retain moisture better. Also, when bathing, use a soapless cleanser such as cetaphil or cerave since these don't dry out your skin quite as much.
If your eczema doesn't improve, consider a visit to a dermatologist who can possibly prescribe a steroid cream or ointment.

In brief: I

I would try a moisturizer cream that contains ceramides such as cerave cream. I prefer creams as they are more moisturizing and seem to retain moisture better. Also, when bathing, use a soapless cleanser such as cetaphil or cerave since these don't dry out your skin quite as much.
If your eczema doesn't improve, consider a visit to a dermatologist who can possibly prescribe a steroid cream or ointment.
Dr. James Seward
Dr. James Seward
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