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What brands of over-the-counter creams are most helpful, or most recommended by doctors, for dry skin eczema?
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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
12 doctors agree
In brief: Ceramide creams
The molecular defect in eczema skin is in the proper generation of barriers.
Ceramides are found to be deficient in eczema skin. In addition to topical steroids, i generally recommend applying a ceramide containing cream (cerave or cetaphil restoraderm) first, and then 'seal' it on top with a more moisturizing lotion such as eucerin original lotion, or aquaphor if you are very dry.

In brief: Ceramide creams
The molecular defect in eczema skin is in the proper generation of barriers.
Ceramides are found to be deficient in eczema skin. In addition to topical steroids, i generally recommend applying a ceramide containing cream (cerave or cetaphil restoraderm) first, and then 'seal' it on top with a more moisturizing lotion such as eucerin original lotion, or aquaphor if you are very dry.
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
For true eczema, a steroid cream such as Cortaid 10 (hydrocortisone 1%) can be effective.
Dryness, however, can be treated with multiple different creams. Eucerin and lubriderm are two effective emollients for dry skin conditions. I recommend wetting the skin first, patting it dry (but not completely dry), then putting on the eucerin or lubriderm. See you doctor, however, if not improving.

In brief: Depends
For true eczema, a steroid cream such as Cortaid 10 (hydrocortisone 1%) can be effective.
Dryness, however, can be treated with multiple different creams. Eucerin and lubriderm are two effective emollients for dry skin conditions. I recommend wetting the skin first, patting it dry (but not completely dry), then putting on the eucerin or lubriderm. See you doctor, however, if not improving.
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