Eczema flare-ups aren’t just irritating, they can be very sore, with inflammation causing cracked, dry skin that feels raw and painful. Flare-ups aren’t always so bad, but if yours are getting particularly bad then a prescription treatment may be just the thing you need to help your poor skin recover from the inflammation.
Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema often appears on your hands, feet, knees, and elbows, and although your skin won’t be dry all the time, this chronic condition means that coming into contact with an irritant, such as harsh soap or allergens like pet hair, can lead to a nasty flare-up of your symptoms.
Remember, your final treatment will be decided by our prescribers based on your answers provided within your consultation. You will be asked to indicate a preferred treatment option from a selected list after completion of your consult.
Steroid creams, which are also known as corticosteroids, are prescription treatments that can be used to soothe particularly irritated bouts of eczema, easing symptoms like itching and inflammation.
They work by stopping your skin’s reaction to the irritants it comes into contact with, keeping it from releasing hormones that cause your symptoms and essentially tackling your flare-up at its source.
Steroids shouldn’t be used all the time, as they can affect your skin if you use them too much, but they can be very effective when you need to treat a severe bout of eczema or atopic dermatitis.
If your eczema is irritated and sore and the urge to itch is driving you crazy, consult with one of our prescribers today and let them help you to make the best choice for your treatment.