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What are some over-the-counter eczema treatments?

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Some over-the-counter eczema treatments include topical corticosteroids like Cortizone-10® Intensive Healing Eczema 1% Topical Lotion. Vaseline and other over-the-counter unscented moisturizers with petroleum jelly are also effective at maintaining rash-free skin. Thicker pastes and ointments like Eucerin Creme and Aquaphor Healing Ointment are most useful when your skin is dry. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and other antihistamines can also be taken to stop itching that is a side effect of eczema. Colloidal oatmeal baths such as Aveeno Active Naturals® Soothing Bath Treatment may help relieve dry and itchy skin associated with eczema. Patients should talk with dermatologists about possible non-prescription eczema treatment options. Together with their dermatologists, patients can compare eczema treatments to decide which regime can offer the best remedy with the fewest side effects.

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