Eczema Ointment

eczema ointment

Eczema is a fairly common ailment that produces rashes that are itchy, red, and dry. The condition is more prevalent in infants and young children but can persist into adulthood. This is no cure for eczema, but there are treatment options for when flare-ups do occur. Also, patients must avoid triggers that tend to cause the flare-ups. One of the most common ways to treat the symptoms of an eczema breakout includes the use of ointment. The most common types of ointments used to treat the uncomfortable symptoms of a breakout include creams to moisturize and lubricate the skin. Analgesic ointments reduce itching and discomfort associated with dry and red skin.

Ointment Options

Different types of ointment can be used to treat eczema but it really just depends on specific symptoms and what works best for the individual. These ointments are usually prescribed by a doctor, though low-strength steroid creams can be purchased over the counter.

High-strength steroid creams are usually prescribed by a doctor and can only be taken for short periods of time. Experimenting with both home remedies and high-strength ointments might be necessary as each case is different. In most cases of eczema, prescription ointments and medications prove to be the only effective approach.

Allergies/Irritants and Eczema

The causes of eczema remain unidentified, and it seems to occur more often in families that are genetically prone to allergies. Some chronic eczema sufferers use antihistamine ointments or oral antihistamines to help control the itch and the other uncomfortable symptoms associated with eczema. Eczema is often connected directly to an allergy of some kind, but once again, each case is different. If home remedies do not work for you at first, please consult a physician. They will prescribe you the appropriate types of ointment and help you to manage your symptoms until fully clear.

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Posted on May 22, 2023