What medicines are used to treat eczema?
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.
From: Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Treatment WebMD Medical Reference
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