How can eczema be managed?

You should talk to your doctor about your symptoms, he or she will be able to advise further.

It is a good idea to use moisturisers to soften and rehydrate the skin. You can buy these in many stores. Make sure you buy one that doesn't contain ingredients to which you are allergic. You should also drink plenty of water, and certain vitamins are also good for the skin. It is also a good idea to avoid any irritants or triggers that might set off your eczema.

Oiletum bath formula contains oils which can stop your skin drying out. E45 creams are also very good moisturisers.

Your doctor might decide to give you some corticosteroids to help treat the eczema. Corticosteroids which can be used include hydrocortisone, clobetasone butyrate, beclomethasone valerate, or mometasone furoate. Side effects of long term use of corticosteroids on the skin include skin thinning, infections, and changes to your metabolism.

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