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
Doctors may prescribe corticosteroid creams and ointments or calcineurin inhibitors to control itching and help repair the skin.
For severe cases, a doctor may recommend oral corticosteroids, such as prednisone, and antibiotics for bacterial skin infection.
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.