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Suggest treatment for eczema

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Dr. Kakkar S.


Practicing since :2002

Answered : 8792 Questions

Posted on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Dry Skin eczema treatment
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Emollients+Topical Steroid+Oral Antihistamine

Detailed Answer:
Helo. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr.kakkar(dermatologist).

Dry eczema is usually chronic in nature. Treatment basically consists of moisturizer/emollients along with moderately potent to superpotent topical steroid creams/ointments e.g clobetasol propionate 0.05% Or halobetasol propionate 0.05%. In addition an oral antihistamine e.g cetrizine 10mg or levocetrizine 5mg,once or twice daily is useful for symptomatic relief from itching.

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