Topical (on the Skin) Treatments

Topical, or on-the-skin, treatments can be used to moisturize the skin or address symptoms such as a rash. Some, such as corticosteroids, are available by prescription (mostly) and nonprescription and are used to help ease redness, rash, drying, and itching. Eczema.com has gathered resources from across the web to help increase your understanding of topical treatments. Be sure to check back often for new information and insights.*

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Medication for Eczema & Dermatitis

A variety of medications are recommended to help alleviate the symptoms that are caused by eczema. This article by NYU Langone Health provides details on topical medications–like creams, gels, and ointments–that can help alleviate eczema symptoms. The article also provides general information on other treatment options for eczema relief.
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Eczema: What’s the Best Treatment for You?

Medications like topical corticosteroids, NSAID ointments, and moisturizers all can provide potential relief for those suffering with eczema. This article provides information on these and other types of medications that can help patients. Learn about these different types of treatments, but always be sure to consult with your healthcare provider about the best treatment options for you.
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Topical Steroids for Eczema

Topical steroids may help reduce skin inflammation in eczema patients. This article provides information on how topical steroids work, how to use them, and possible side effects.
*Disclaimer: All articles found on or throughout eczema.com are sourced from publicly available articles. You should always discuss any information and/or new treatments with your doctor before trying them. All imagery throughout eczema.com are for illustrative purposes only. These are not actual patients.