Treatments for Eczema

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for eczema. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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Aclovate (Alclometasone)

Overview
Aclovate is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids in adults and ... read more

Antibiotics

Overview
Antibiotics are medications that kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms, usually bacteria. Antibiotics work by attacking the source of the infection. Antibiotics may be prescribed in cases of ec... read more

ApexiCon E (Diflorasone)

Overview
ApexiCon E is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. ApexiCon E is al... read more

Avoiding triggers

Overview
Science is still unclear on exactly what causes some people to develop eczema, although it seems to involve both genetic and environmental factors. Most people with eczema can identify products, menta... read more

Bathing

Overview
In people with eczema, the skin’s natural moisture barrier is damaged. Loss of moisture causes dry skin – a major trigger for eczema flares. Done correctly, bathing can soothe eczema symptoms and prev... read more

Betamethasone

Overview
Betamethasone is a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin symptoms including inflammation, itching, crusting and scaling. Betamethasone may be sold as a generic drug or ... read more

Clinical trials

Overview
Depending on several factors, you may be eligible to participate in clinical trials studying new treatments for eczema. Eligibility may be based on specifics of your skin condition and the severity of... read more

Cloderm (Clocortolone)

Overview
Cloderm is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Cloderm is als... read more

Complementary and alternative therapies (CAT)

Overview
Complementary and alternative therapies (CAT) are popular with many people who have eczema. CAT treatments for eczema may include acupuncture, mind-body practices, massage, herbal preparations, and nu... read more

Cortizone 10 Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion (Hydrocortisone)

Overview
Cortizone 10 Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion is an over-the-counter topical medication used to temporarily relieve itching and irritation associated with eczema in people two years and older. Cortizon... read more

Cutivate (Fluticasone)

Overview
Cutivate is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Cutivate is a... read more

Cyclosporine

Overview
Cyclosporine is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis and prevent the rejection of transplanted organs. Cyclosporine is som... read more

Derma-Smoothe/FS (Fluocinolone)

Overview
Derma-Smoothe/FS is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat scalp psoriasis in adults. Derma-Smoothe/FS may be prescribed off-label to treat eczema. Derma-Smoot... read more

Dermatop (Prednicarbate)

Overview
Dermatop is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Dermatop is a... read more

Dupixent (Dupilumab)

Overview
Dupixent is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in cases where traditional therapies are not safe or ... read more

Elidel (Pimecrolimus)

Overview
Elidel is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the short-term treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis in people two years and older. Elidel may be prescri... read more

Elocon (Mometasone)

Overview
Elocon is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids in people age 2 ... read more

Eucrisa (Crisaborale)

Overview
Eucrisa is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat mild to moderate atopic dermatitis in people age 2 and older. Eucrisa is also known by its drug name, Crisabo... read more

Exederm Flare Control Cream (Hydrocortisone)

Overview
Exederm Flare Control Cream is an over-the-counter topical medication used to soothe and heal itchy, red skin associated with eczema in people two years and older. Exederm Flare Control Cream contains... read more

Exercise

Overview
According to a recent article, people with atopic dermatitis are less likely to exercise than those without an eczematous condition. Since sweat, rapid temperature changes, and dry skin are some of th... read more

Halog (Halcinonide)

Overview
Halog is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Halog is also kn... read more

Hydrocortisone

Overview
Hydrocortisone is a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Hydrocortisone may b... read more

Kenalog (Triamcinolone)

Overview
Kenalog is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Kenalog is als... read more

Lidex (Fluocinonide)

Overview
Lidex is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Lidex is also kn... read more

Luxiq (Betamethasone)

Overview
Luxiq is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat inflammation and itching on the scalp associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Luxiq is... read more

Methotrexate

Overview
Methotrexate is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat severe cases of psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and some types of cancer. Methotrexate is sometimes pre... read more

Moisturizers

Overview
Eczema damages the skin’s moisture barrier, leading to irritation, dryness, itching, infection, and worsening eczema flares. Maintaining the moisture barrier is a vital part of eczema treatment. Moist... read more

Mycophenolate mofetil

Overview
Mycophenolate mofetil is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent rejection in organ transplant recipients. Mycophenolate mofetil is sometimes prescribed off-l... read more

Pandel (Hydrocortisone probutate)

Overview
Pandel is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Pandel is also ... read more

Phototherapy

Overview
Some people whose eczema does not respond to medication may benefit from phototherapy, or therapy using specific types of light. Natural sunlight is composed of both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviole... read more

Protopic (Tacrolimus)

Overview
Protopic is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the short-term treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. Protopic is approved for use at two strengths in ... read more

Stress management

Overview
Many people with eczema notice a significant worsening of their eczema symptoms when they are experiencing stressful situations in their lives. Likewise, living with eczema can be a source of stress i... read more

Synalar (Fluocinolone)

Overview
Synalar is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Synalar ... read more

Temovate (Clobetasol)

Overview
Temovate is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids in people age ... read more

Topicort (Desoximetasone)

Overview
Topicort is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Topicor... read more

Triamcinolone

Overview
Triamcinolone is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids.

Tria... read more

TriCalm Extra Strength Spray (Aluminum acetate)

Overview
TriCalm Extra Strength Spray is an over-the-counter topical medication used to temporarily relieve itching, burning, and stinging. TriCalm Extra Strength Spray contains the drug Aluminum acetate.

A... read more

TriCalm Hydrogel (Aluminum acetate)

Overview
TriCalm Hydrogel is an over-the-counter topical medication used to temporarily relieve itching, burning, and stinging. TriCalm Hydrogel contains the drug Aluminum acetate.

Aluminum acetate is an as... read more

Ultravate (Halobetasol)

Overview
Ultravate is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat plaque psoriasis in people age 18 and older. Ultravate is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat eczema. U... read more

Vanos (Fluocinonide)

Overview
Vanos is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids in people 12 and ... read more

Verdeso (Desonide)

Overview
Verdeso is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat mild to moderate atopic dermatitis in people age 3 months and older. Verdeso is also known by its drug name, ... read more

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