Good skin care and hydration is a cornerstone of combating eczema. Moisturizers and barrier creams are extremely helpful in restoring and maintaining the skin’s natural moisture levels. Frequent application of moisturizing creams can soothe dry itchy spots on the skin.
Anti-inflammatory cortisone creams and ointments can break the cycle of inflammation and eczema. But if you find you’re using them for more than a week or two it’s probably wise to consult a physician.
A doctor can provide prescription strength topical corticosteroids as well as a whole list of alternatives to reduce inflammation and flare ups. Antibiotics may be administered if your eczema becomes infected.