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What is the best way to treat eczema?

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Dr. William Scott
General Practice
5 doctors agree

In brief: Topical steroids.

Depends on the type of eczema.
Moisturizers and topical steroids are most commonly used. Antibiotics may be needed periodically. Immunosuppressives for severe refractory cases.

In brief: Topical steroids.

Depends on the type of eczema.
Moisturizers and topical steroids are most commonly used. Antibiotics may be needed periodically. Immunosuppressives for severe refractory cases.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Steroid

Depends on severity but for flares topical steroids such as 1% Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or prescription strength steroids work well.
For severe case coarse of oral steroid works well.

In brief: Steroid

Depends on severity but for flares topical steroids such as 1% Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or prescription strength steroids work well.
For severe case coarse of oral steroid works well.
Dr. Chris Oh
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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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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: HC cream; moisturize

To treat mild or moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well.
A daily moisturizing cream (cetaphil, cerave, eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema & to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps.

In brief: HC cream; moisturize

To treat mild or moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well.
A daily moisturizing cream (cetaphil, cerave, eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema & to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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