Eczema Treatment: What Can I Do?


Eczema treatment is something that any eczema patient wants and needs right away. You will find that having the perfect solution to your painful itching problem, though, is not that simple to find. While there are some products that can help, in order to cure the condition enough to where it is livable, you will need to seek out the help of your doctor. He or she will then do blood work to determine what the cause of the condition actually is. From that point, they will determine what the right course of action is to take.

But, you can get some help in other ways as well. Treatment options for you can come from several sources.

* Emollients: this treatment option is one that is used quite heavily. Individuals that suffer from eczema can reap the rewards of using this type of moisturizer for the skin. It can be purchased in a cream form or an ointment. It is actually prescribed by many doctors for treatment of eczema as well.

* To stop itching, you may want to consider other products that will allow your skin to heal. For example, antihistamines are often the best remedy for the itching medication. You can also use capsaicin that is applied to the skin.

* Steroids. In some cases of eczema, the dermatologist will use a steroid type of medication. It is a corticosteroid that is to be used sparingly to the effected area. Too much of the product, though, can cause some side effects

* Topical products called immunomodultors are also often used. These are developed to suppress the immune system in that area which will stop the itching in it. But, this is a controversial treatment as the FDA has linked the use of these products to cancers.

* Antibiotics may also help. By fighting the bacteria and fungi that are infecting the skin, you are likely to see improvements in the skin's condition.

Treatment for eczema is often specific to the person though and for that you will likely need to visit your dermatologist for answers.


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