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What is the best over-the-counter treatment for eczema on the face?

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Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine

In brief: Treat dry skin

Treating the dry skin often will get rid of most of the eczematous areas.
Aquaphor is an extremely greasy lubricant that is often needed to treat moderate to severe eczema. Steroid creams like Hydrocortisone may be needed as well, but they can cause patchy discoloration of the face and so should be used with caution.

In brief: Treat dry skin

Treating the dry skin often will get rid of most of the eczematous areas.
Aquaphor is an extremely greasy lubricant that is often needed to treat moderate to severe eczema. Steroid creams like Hydrocortisone may be needed as well, but they can cause patchy discoloration of the face and so should be used with caution.
Dr. Kristi Kohl
Dr. Kristi Kohl
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Dr. Daniel Konold
Family Medicine

In brief: Cortisone

Otc 1% cortisone cream is perfectly safe to use on the face.
I've also seen my eczema clients skin improve with increased vitamin d intake. In ohio 90% of my patients have low vit d levels.

In brief: Cortisone

Otc 1% cortisone cream is perfectly safe to use on the face.
I've also seen my eczema clients skin improve with increased vitamin d intake. In ohio 90% of my patients have low vit d levels.
Dr. Daniel Konold
Dr. Daniel Konold
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