Understanding the Eczema Treatment that was Prescribed to You
If you or your child were diagnosed with eczema, you were most likely recommended two types of products: a corticosteroid eczema treatment cream and a moisturizer for your dry skin. Each product plays a different role in your managing eczema & dry skin.
When and why a prescription corticosteroid cream?
In the case of an eczema crisis, to fight inflammation and soothe skin as soon as possible.
Corticosteroid creams are a common eczema treatment that have anti-inflammatory properties. They should therefore be applied during eczema flare-ups to help soothe and reduce damage from scratching as soon as possible. Twice-daily application of a corticosteroid is generally recommended for successful eczema treatment.
When and why a moisturizer for dry skin?
Every day, to fight skin dryness and help restore the skin barrier.
Eczema is often associated with signs of dry skin. This can be due to a damaged barrier. It is therefore necessary to apply a moisturizer at least once or twice a day to replenish skin’s essential lipids.