11 doctors weighed in:
What can I do to reduce the symptoms of eczema?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Moisturize; HC cream
For 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 due to sensitivity to the ingredients.

In brief: Moisturize; HC cream
For 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 due to sensitivity to the ingredients.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Use Cetafil for cleansing instead of soap & water. Consult a dermatologist for individualized management. If bathing, apply emollients to moist skin- the " 10- second rule."
Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Moisture
Water and solvents wash away your natural oils.
Lachydrin (lactic acid) is very expensive but effective non-prescription lotion.

In brief: Moisture
Water and solvents wash away your natural oils.
Lachydrin (lactic acid) is very expensive but effective non-prescription lotion.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
In brief: Protect
Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness.
Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.

In brief: Protect
Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness.
Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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