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Eczema Treatments

What is eczema and how did I get it?

Atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as eczema, is a type of inflammation of the skin (dermatitis). The exact cause is unknown, but there is evidence that it may be genetic, environmental or an immune system dysfunction.

Treat mild eczema flare-ups

Eczema is common in children but can occur at any age. It is long lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically. It may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever. No cure has been found for atopic dermatitis. But treatments and self-care measures can relieve itching and prevent new outbreaks. For example, it helps to avoid harsh soaps, moisturize your skin regularly, and apply medicated creams or ointments.

Moisturize twice a day with Vaseline Jelly, Cetaphil, or CeraVe

Use non-steroid once or twice a day (Elidel, Eucrisa, or Protopic)

Treat Eczema Flare-ups

Eczema is common in children but can occur at any age. It is long lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically. It may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever. No cure has been found for atopic dermatitis. But treatments and self-care measures can relieve itching and prevent new outbreaks. For example, it helps to avoid harsh soaps, moisturize your skin regularly, and apply medicated creams or ointments.

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