IN THIS ARTICLE
When to Seek Medical Care
If twice daily applications of 1% hydrocortisone cream (available without a prescription) are insufficient to control the rash, then the individual should see a physician.
If someone is so uncomfortable that his/her sleep, work, or other daily activities are disrupted, he/she needs a more effective treatment and should see a health-care professional.
Generally, eczematous dermatitis is not an emergency and should not be handled in a hospital emergency department. Exceptions include the following:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/22/2014
Must Read Articles Related to Eczema
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Eczema:
Eczema - Experience
Please describe your experience with eczema.
Eczema - Symptoms and Signs
What are your eczema symptoms and signs?
Eczema - Effective Treatments
What treatment has been effective for your Eczema?