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How do drugs that work on your immune system treat eczema?

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Your doctor may consider drugs that target your immune system if other treatments don�t help. The medications include azathioprine, cyclosporine, or methotrexate. Prescription creams and ointments also can help eczema by controlling inflammation and tamping down your immune system reactions. Examples include pimecrolimus (Elidel), which is a cream, and crisaborole (Eucrisa) and tacrolimus (Protopic), which are ointments. You should only use these for a short time and only if other things haven�t helped. The FDA says the creams and ointments shouldn�t be used on kids under two.

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American Academy of Dermatology.

FDA: “FDA approves new eczema drug Dupixent.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 21, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Academy of Dermatology.

FDA: “FDA approves new eczema drug Dupixent.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 21, 2019

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