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How can calcineurin inhibitors help with treating eczema on the face?

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Your doctor may prescribe calcineurin inhibitors instead of a steroid cream for your eczema. These creams and ointments block chemicals that can make your eczema flare. They’re used particularly to treat eczema on your face, including your eyelids, neck, and skin folds.

From: How to Manage Eczema on the Face WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

DermNet New Zealand: “Seborrhoeic dermatitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Atopic dermatitis (eczema).”

National Eczema Association: “Eczema Causes and Triggers.”

National Health Service (UK): “Atopic eczema - Treatment.”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) (Beyond the Basics),” "Treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema),” "Management of severe refractory atopic dermatitis (eczema).”

National Eczema Society (UK): “Adult Seborrhoeic,” “Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors (TCIs),” “Facial eczema.”

MedlinePlus: “Atopic dermatitis.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on September 29, 2017

SOURCES:

DermNet New Zealand: “Seborrhoeic dermatitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Atopic dermatitis (eczema).”

National Eczema Association: “Eczema Causes and Triggers.”

National Health Service (UK): “Atopic eczema - Treatment.”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) (Beyond the Basics),” "Treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema),” "Management of severe refractory atopic dermatitis (eczema).”

National Eczema Society (UK): “Adult Seborrhoeic,” “Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors (TCIs),” “Facial eczema.”

MedlinePlus: “Atopic dermatitis.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on September 29, 2017

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