Before the onset of treatment, it is important to recognize the conditions of eczema at the earliest. This can be done with an appointment with a doctor or a dermatologist, who will identify the disease. He will perform physical examination, ask questions about your symptoms, hereditary problems, or if you have any allergies in general.
Proper skin care and some alteration in the routines are key points to keep mild eczema in control. It is easier to control eczema than cure it.
If you get eczema rash, there are a couple of things you can perform to ease the symptoms. These are:
Early diagnosis of eczema is better in order to start immediate treatment so as to avoid further complications. Usually medicines are prescribed only when self care measures fail and don’t show relief. Read about diagnosis of eczema.
Here are listed various treatment options for eczema:
Mild cleansers, petroleum jelly, and oils are the products one can buy without a prescription dose. They mainly moisturize the skin and slow down the symptoms and infections due to eczema.
You can get these drugs with a prescription dose only. But their milder versions such as creams or ointments can be purchased without prescription.
These are taken orally and are available without prescription.
This is given only if other treatments fail, and are usually given to reduce inflammation. Proper instructions must be followed while taking steroids (such as prednisone) orally.
Light therapy is given in extreme cases, to the affected site under medical supervision only.
Corticosteroid creams and calcineurin inhibitor creams like tacrolimus and pimecrolimus are used to control itching and help restore the skin. Antibiotics creams are prescribed to treat bacterial infection with open sores.
Proper short warm water bath followed by an immediate application of moisturizers can ease and control the symptoms to a great extent.
Injectable biologics called dupilumab (dupixent) are the latest treatments followed for individuals with severe disease, and who do not respond well to other treatment options.
In severe to moderate cases of eczema, doctors may prescribe this therapy to inhibit the immune system from over reacting.
These are genetically engineered proteins derived from human genes, which are administered intravenously to specific parts of the immune system, which can flare up inflammation.
Various natural therapies can help control the symptoms of eczema. A few of them are discussed here.
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