Medications and Other Therapies for Eczema

Learning about the different therapies available for treating eczema can help you better manage the condition and make informed decisions about treatment.

Medications Phototherapy



Barrier Repair Moisturizers
(steroid-free, skin-barrier repair)

Coal Tar

Find information about:

  • Behavior modification + topical corticosteroids

  • Soak and smear

  • Wet wrap therapy


Interferon Gamma

Mycophenolate Mofetil

Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors
Find information about:

  • Pimecrolimus cream

  • Tacrolimus ointment

Phototherapy: A Treatment Option for Some Types of Eczema

Complementary Therapies

Applied to the Skin
Find information about:

  • Cold compresses

  • Moisturizers

Dietary Supplements, Herbs, Teas
Find information about:

  • Borage oil

  • Chinese herbal medicine
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Probiotics
  • Teas
  • Vitamin B6
  • Zinc

Emotional Support
Find information about:

  • Camp Discovery

  • Support groups

  • NEA conference/camp

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