Treatment for eczema typically involves a combination of the following:
- Moisturizing the skin regularly to reduce dryness and itching
- Avoiding triggers that can cause eczema to flare up
- Taking anti-inflammatory medications, such as topical corticosteroids
- Taking antihistamines to relieve itching and promote sleep
- Using light therapy, also known as phototherapy
- Using topical immunomodulators, such as calcineurin inhibitors
It is important to work with a healthcare provider to develop an individualized treatment plan for eczema, as different treatments may be more effective for different people. In severe cases, oral medications may be necessary to control symptoms.
Living with eczema can be challenging, but it is important to remember that it is a treatable condition. With the right treatment and self-care measures, it is possible to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.