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How To Treat And Get Rid Of Eczema Skin Condition

A dermatologist, allergist or primary care doctor can help you in identifying the right treatment for eczema. Also, you could find it helpful to combine multiple treatment.

Some of these options include the following:

●     Medications

●     Oral over the counter (OTC) antihistamines may relieve itching. They work by blocking histamine, which triggers allergic reactions. Examples include: cetirizine (Zyrtec), diphenhydramine (Benadryl), fexofenadine (Allegra), loratadine (Claritin)

Various antihistamines can result to drowsiness, so it is recommended that they should be taken when you do not need to be awake.

Cortisone (steroid) creams and ointments can relieve itching and scaling. Although they can also have side effects after using them for a long period of time. The side effects include the following:

●     Thinning of the skin

●     Irritation

●     Discoloration

Also, low potency steroids such as hydrocortisone, are available for purchase over the counter. If your body is not responding to low potency steroids, high potency steroids can also be prescribed for you by your doctor or medical consultant.

In serious situations, your doctor can prescribe oral corticosteroids.


Light therapy or phototherapy makes use ultraviolet light or sunlamps to help in preventing immune system responses from triggering eczema. It also requires several treatments that can help to reduce or clear up eczema. It also helps in preventing bacterial skin infections.

Lifestyle changes

Stress can also cause or trigger symptoms. Ways to reduce stress include the following:

●     Doing deep breathing exercises

●     Practicing yoga

●     Meditating

●     Listening to relaxing music

●     Prioritizing a good night’s sleep

●     A cold compress can help relieve itching, as can soaking for 15 to 20 minutes in a warm or lukewarm bath.

Alternative treatments

Also, alternative treatments can help reduce the symptoms of eczema. Because of possible side effects, always seek medical attention from your doctor before making use of an herbal supplement. Common home remedies include the following:

●     Green, black, or oolong tea

●     Coconut, sunflower, borage, and primrose oils

●     Acupuncture

●     Aromatherapy

●     Relaxation methods, like meditation, yoga, progressive muscle relaxation or guided imagery

Content created and supplied by: DrEnimofe (via Opera News )

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