If you have eczema, one of our expert dermatologists can examine your skin and talk to you about your symptoms, recommending the best treatment for eczema based on the severity of your condition and diagnosis.
The most common treatments for eczema include:
Emollients are available as creams, lotions and oils and can help soothe and soften dry skin. Using emollients can ease itching and prevent eczema flare-ups.
Your dermatologist may recommend steroid creams if emollients aren’t reducing your symptoms. Steroid creams can help reduce inflammation and relieve itching. Another cream group are the calcineurin inhibitors elidel and protopic which can be used on the face or when steroids are not suitable.
Your dermatologist may prescribe tablets to help control your symptoms, ranging from prednisolone to oral immunosuppressant medicine that can reduce inflammation.
Your dermatologist may recommend a course of light treatment for your eczema, which can help clear up your skin.
Your dermatologists will take a detailed history from you and if they think it would be helpful may arrange for you to have some allergy tests, to see if something may be triggering your eczema . We have allergy specialists at our Basinghall centre in London and can offer patch testing there.
If you’d like to know more about eczema, our health information page provides a complete overview of the causes, symptoms and treatments available.
If you’d like to know more about what causes eczema and how to treat or control eczema, our health information page provides a complete overview, with more details on symptoms and available treatments.