Prevention and Treatment of Eczema
Prevention and treatment of eczema focus on relieving itching, dryness and other symptoms; avoiding triggering events; and preventing infection of the irritated or open skin. The most effective treatment plans usually include proper skin care, medicine, and lifestyle changes that help reduce or eliminate exposure to allergens, all for the purpose of helping to prevent flare-ups.
Many people with eczema benefit from a dermatologist’s care. He or she can create a treatment plan that is specific to the person’s needs and situation. Specific medications may be prescribed to:
- Control itching
- Reduce skin inflammation (redness and swelling)
- Prevent or manage infections
- Loosen and remove scaly lesions
- Prevent or reduce frequency of lesions