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