While eczema is related to allergies, eliminating allergens or allergy shots are rarely helpful in clearing the condition. Eczema treatments focus on reducing inflammation, relieving itching and preventing future flare-ups. Good skin care is critical to controlling eczema.
While over-the-counter (nonprescription) anti-itch creams and other self-care measures may help control mild eczema, our physicians will consider a variety of treatment options for more severe eczema including corticosteroids, antihistamines and immunomodulators as well as light therapy (phototherapy).
For more information, visit the National Eczema Association.
Atopic dermatitis causes itchy, inflamed skin and affects 10 percent of the population.
? Photo use with permission of National Eczema Association.