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Eczema Treatment

Effective eczema management requires personalized therapy combinations tailored to each patient's needs. At True Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists create customized care plans and provide regular follow-ups to ensure optimal outcomes and improved quality of life


Eczema Treatment

Eczema Treatment

Topical Therapies

Topical treatments are often the first line of defense against eczema. These treatments are applied directly to the skin to reduce inflammation, alleviate itching, and restore the skin barrier. Common topical therapies include:

  • Topical Corticosteroids: These anti-inflammatory medications help reduce redness and itching. They are available in various strengths, and your dermatologist will prescribe the appropriate potency based on the severity and location of the eczema.
  • Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors: Medications such as tacrolimus and pimecrolimus are used to suppress the immune response in the skin, reducing inflammation and flare-ups, especially in sensitive areas like the face and neck.
  • Topical PDE4 Inhibitors: Crisaborole (Eucrisa) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ointment that helps manage mild to moderate eczema by inhibiting phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) enzyme activity.
  • Moisturizers and Emollients: Regular use of moisturizers helps to maintain the skin barrier, prevent dryness, and reduce flare-ups. Thick creams or ointments are typically more effective than lotions.

Oral Therapies

For more severe cases of eczema, oral medications may be necessary to control symptoms and reduce inflammation:

  • Oral Antihistamines: These can help to reduce itching and improve sleep, though they are generally more effective for allergy-related symptoms than eczema.
  • Oral Corticosteroids: Prednisone and other systemic corticosteroids can be prescribed for short-term use to quickly control severe flare-ups. Long-term use is generally avoided due to potential side effects.
  • Immunosuppressants: Medications such as cyclosporine, methotrexate, and mycophenolate mofetil can be used to manage severe eczema by suppressing the immune system's overactivity. These are usually reserved for cases that do not respond to other treatments due to potential side effects.

Injectable Therapies

Injectable biologic therapies have emerged as a groundbreaking treatment option for moderate to severe eczema, particularly for patients who do not respond to conventional therapies:

  • Dupilumab (Dupixent): This monoclonal antibody targets specific pathways in the immune system that contribute to eczema. It is administered as an injection every two weeks and has been shown to significantly reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life for patients with severe eczema.


Phototherapy, or light therapy, is another effective treatment option for eczema. It involves exposing the skin to controlled amounts of ultraviolet (UV) light under medical supervision:

  • Narrowband UVB Phototherapy: This is the most common form of phototherapy for eczema. It helps reduce inflammation, itching, and bacteria on the skin. Treatments are typically administered two to three times a week over several months.
  • PUVA (Psoralen plus UVA) Therapy: This combines a drug called psoralen with UVA light to enhance the skin's response to light therapy. It is used for more severe cases of eczema but is less commonly used due to the potential for side effects.

Comprehensive Eczema Management

Managing eczema effectively often requires a combination of these therapies tailored to the individual's specific condition and response to treatment. At True Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists provide personalized care plans to help patients manage their eczema and improve their quality of life. Regular follow-ups and adjustments to the treatment plan are essential to achieve the best outcomes.

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