Eczema

Atopic dermatitis, known as eczema, is a skin condition that makes skin red and itchy. Although it commonly occurs in children, many continue to have symptoms at any age. It can be long-lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically. Asthma or hay fever may also accompany this skin condition.

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Medical Treatment for Eczema

Self-care measures such as keeping skin moisturized, applying anti-itch creams, taking allergy medication, taking a warm bath, using mild soaps, and avoiding scratching help reduce itching and soothe inflamed skin. 

  • Topical medications
  • Oral medications
  • Therapies

Topical medications

Doctors may prescribe corticosteroid creams and ointments or calcineurin inhibitors to control itching and help repair the skin. 

Oral medications

For severe cases, a doctor may recommend oral corticosteroids, such as prednisone, and antibiotics for bacterial skin infection.

Therapies

Wet dressings, phototherapy, ultraviolet A (UVA), and narrowband ultraviolet B (UVB) help those experiencing rapid flare-ups. Counseling, behavior modification, and biofeedback also helps.

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What do the experts say?

Dr. Robert Dellavalle notes that CBD can be a good alternative in treating eczema.

Medical studies suggest that CBD helps in treating eczema.

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