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How is NSAID ointment used to treat eczema?

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There is now a new prescription non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called crisaborole (a.k.a Eucrisa) which can be used to treat mild to moderate forms of eczema. A twice-daily application for patients 2 years old and older has been effective in reducing inflammation and helping the skin return to a normal appearance.

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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