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Do’s and Don’ts of Topical Eczema Treatments

Posted on November 08, 2021
Medically reviewed by
Kevin Berman, M.D., Ph.D.
Article written by
Kelly Crumrin

Do you treat your eczema with prescription topical medications? No matter what type of topical treatment you use for your atopic dermatitis, follow this simple guide to get the best results and avoid potential problems.

Read more about different types of topical treatments and how they work for eczema.

Learn how to make sure your topical treatment is as effective as possible for your eczema.

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

Stop using topical eczema medications if they make your eczema worse. I got a very bad rash when a doctor put Hibiclens on my clear skin prior to surgery. Corticosteroid creams do not help me and… read more

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Kevin Berman, M.D., Ph.D. is a dermatologist at the Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Learn more about him here.
Kelly Crumrin is a senior editor at MyHealthTeams and leads the creation of content that educates and empowers people with chronic illnesses. Learn more about her here.

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