Medical Treatments for Eczema

Your dermatologist can offer you prescription medications or recommend a combination of different medical and non-medical approaches to manage your eczema.*

Systemic (Below the Skin) Eczema Treatments

Eczema may be triggered by an imbalance in your immune system that makes it work ”overtime” and too hard. The result is a break in the skin’s protective barrier, which causes itching and redness. A systemic treatment may help control the immune response deep under your skin that triggers eczema symptoms.

Topical (on the Skin) Eczema Treatments

Some of the signs and symptoms of eczema (itching, rash, dry skin, and oozing/bleeding lesions) can be controlled by applying ointments and creams that are available at your local pharmacy. Remember to always discuss any eczema treatment plan with your dermatologist.

Other Options for Eczema Treatments

In addition to prescription and nonprescription treatments that work on the surface or below the surface, your dermatologist may recommend other approaches that may be helpful—including light therapy, wet wraps, or bleach baths.
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