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Eczema (cont.)

Eczema Follow-up

  • Take all your medicines as prescribed and expect slow gradual improvement.
  • Keep the affected area as clean, dry, and protected as possible to avoid further breakdown of the skin and prevent infection.
  • Apply steroid cream until the rash has completely gone away.
  • If prescription medications are not controlling the eczema or your prescription medications are running out, make an appointment with your health-care provider.
  • Watch the area carefully for signs of infection: increased redness, warmth, pain, pustules, or a discharge from the area. See your health-care provider if you suspect infection.

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