- 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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