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What medication to use to treat ezcema?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Several
The basic treatment for eczema is hydration, hydration, hydration with the use of emolients.
Next if needed is an appropriate steroid cream, used appropriately and for the appropriate amount of time. There are some immune modulating drugs like tacrolimus. This is a difficult dermatologic disorder and if you have done the simple things (adult or child) then see a good dermatologist.

In brief: Several
The basic treatment for eczema is hydration, hydration, hydration with the use of emolients.
Next if needed is an appropriate steroid cream, used appropriately and for the appropriate amount of time. There are some immune modulating drugs like tacrolimus. This is a difficult dermatologic disorder and if you have done the simple things (adult or child) then see a good dermatologist.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Also important to avoid irritants such as perfumes, bubble baths and harsh soaps. Mild soap for sensitive skin is what we recommend (such as Dove). See a dermatologist .
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Eczema ointment
Eczema is often treated by proper skin treatment such as lukewarm water not hot water to cleanse the skin, mild soap such as cetaphil, cera ve, dove, then moisturizer which is applied to the slightly moist skin after bathing.
More problematic skin is treated with thicker ointment base moisturizers such as aquaphor and worse eczema needs corticsteroid cream or ointment, antihistamines by mouth.

In brief: Eczema ointment
Eczema is often treated by proper skin treatment such as lukewarm water not hot water to cleanse the skin, mild soap such as cetaphil, cera ve, dove, then moisturizer which is applied to the slightly moist skin after bathing.
More problematic skin is treated with thicker ointment base moisturizers such as aquaphor and worse eczema needs corticsteroid cream or ointment, antihistamines by mouth.
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