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Eczema Topic Guide

Eczema Eczema: Eczema is a term frequently used to describe any sort of dermatitis. Causes of eczema is generally accepted to be genetically inherited. Common triggers of atopic dermatitis include soaps, detergents, solvents, lotions, sweating, Staph bacteria, use of plastic or rubber gloves, or rough wool clothing. Treatment for eczema can be avoidance of irritants, OTC anti-inflammatory creams, prescription steroid and anti-inflammatory creams, and in some cases, antibiotics.

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Eczema Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

coal tar topical Coal Tar Topical

Coal tar is a by-product of coal processing...learn more »

calamine (topical) Calamine (topical)

Calamine is an anti-itch medicine that works by causing a cooling sensation as it evaporates on your skin. Calamine also dries oozing or weeping from minor s...learn more »

hydrocortisone topical Hydrocortisone Topical

Hydrocortisone is a topical steroid that reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

hydroxyzine Hydroxyzine

Hydroxyzine reduces activity in the central nervous system. It also acts as an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the b...learn more »

prednisone Prednisone

Prednisone is a steroid. Prednisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Prednisone also suppresses the immune system......learn more »

diphenhydramine Diphenhydramine

Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching,...learn more »

prednisolone Prednisolone

Prednisolone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »