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I have nasty eczema. How effective is elidel (pimecrolimus)?

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Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
Dermatology
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In brief: Somewhat

Elidel (pimecrolimus) is an anti-inflammatory cream used to treat eczema.
It works best on mild to moderate eczema and when chronic treatment is needed. For moderate to severe eczema, often a more potent topical steroid cream is used to get the rash under control before switching to the safer, but weaker elidel.

In brief: Somewhat

Elidel (pimecrolimus) is an anti-inflammatory cream used to treat eczema.
It works best on mild to moderate eczema and when chronic treatment is needed. For moderate to severe eczema, often a more potent topical steroid cream is used to get the rash under control before switching to the safer, but weaker elidel.
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology

In brief: It can be

Elidel (pimecrolimus) can help some people and not others it is particularly useful in thin skinned areas such as the face groin and armpits.
The eyelid is another good location for a lelidel.

In brief: It can be

Elidel (pimecrolimus) can help some people and not others it is particularly useful in thin skinned areas such as the face groin and armpits.
The eyelid is another good location for a lelidel.
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dr. Vicki Levine
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