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What is the best medication

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what is the best medication for eczema
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 months ago.

This is Dr. David

there is not one best medication for eczema.

for some patients, a steroid cream is needed to help calm down inflammation of the skin.

there are mild steroid creams over the counter like 1% hydrocortisone which can be safely used for 1-2 weeks

there are also stronger steroid creams your doctors can prescribe you as well.

cetaphil is a regular moisturizer without steroid in the cream.

have you tried any steroid creams for eczema yet?

have you seen a doctor about your eczema?