What are some over-the-counter eczema treatments?
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.
Get more information on atopic eczema in our Health Encyclopedia.
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