Eczema is a skin condition that is characterized by symptoms of swelling, redness, itching and dryness, blistering, cracking or bleeding. Eczema can be triggered (but not caused) by stress, irritating substances (wools or soaps), sweat, and dry climates.It’s a chronic condition that can often be present along with asthma or hay fever.
Canada Drug Pharmacy is a great online source for your eczema medications. Treatment medication for eczema includes:
Hydrocortisone. Hydrocortisone creams are helpful for milder eczema. If your eczema is more severe, you may need a prescription for a steroid medication.
Antihistamines. This common over-the-counter medication helps alleviate symptoms. A popular example of an effective antihistamine is Benadryl.
Corticosteroids. Oral corticosteroids may be prescribed if over-the-counter options do not work. Corticosteroids minimize symptoms and help reduce inflammation. Due to the side effects, this type of drug is not meant for long-term use.
Immunosupressants. As the name suggests, these medications suppress the immune system. Cyclosporine is an example, but these drugs should only be tried after other treatments have been found ineffective.
Immunomodulators. Medicated cream like Elidel helps to calm inflammation and minimize the immune system’s negative reactions. Note that the FDA warns to only use Elidel when other medication treatments have failed.
Prescription moisturizers. Moisturizers like Epiceram help restore the skin barrier.