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What medicines are used to treat eczema?

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If your doctor decides you need meds to treat your eczema, those may include:

  • Hydrocortisone. Over-the-counter cream or ointment versions of it may help mild eczema. If yours is severe, you may need a prescription dose.
  • Antihistamines. Medications you take by mouth are available over-the-counter and may help relieve symptoms. Some of these make you drowsy, but others don’t.
  • Corticosteroids. Your doctor may prescribe these if other treatments don’t work. Always follow your doctor's directions when taking steroids by mouth.
  • Ultraviolet light therapy. This may help if your skin condition is severe.

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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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