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How do barrier repair moisturizers treat eczema?

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You can buy barrier repair moisturizers at drugstores and by prescription. They help lock water into your skin, repair damage, and ease dryness, redness, and itching. Some products may have irritating fragrances or other ingredients, so ask your doctor or pharmacist which ones you should try or avoid.

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Atopic Dermatitis."

Buys, L. American Family Physician; February 15, 2007

EczemaNet: "Eczema Treatments."

PubmedHealth: "Atopic Eczema."

EczemaNet: "Bathing and Moisturizing Guidelines."

EczemaNet: "Preventing Flare-Ups."

EczemaNet: "Medications and Other Therapies for Eczema."

Patel, T. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology; 2007.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 21, 2020

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Atopic Dermatitis."

Buys, L. American Family Physician; February 15, 2007

EczemaNet: "Eczema Treatments."

PubmedHealth: "Atopic Eczema."

EczemaNet: "Bathing and Moisturizing Guidelines."

EczemaNet: "Preventing Flare-Ups."

EczemaNet: "Medications and Other Therapies for Eczema."

Patel, T. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology; 2007.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 21, 2020

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