How is Eczema Treated?
Treatment for eczema can vary from home treatments to prescription medications. Still, in many cases, people get maximum relief from a prescription treatment combined with home skincare methods and avoidance of irritants. Ways people can treat eczema include:
- Biological medications that help manage the immune system
- Steroid creams or pills to control inflammation (make sure to follow instructions)
- Over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream for itching
- Regular baths and application of a gentle, unscented lotion
- Avoidance of scented or harsh products as well as known irritants
Treatments like oatmeal and aloe vera may help soothe the skin of people with eczema but will probably not get rid of the problem by themselves.
How to Get Rid of Eczema Scars
Besides the itchy rashes, many people with eczema see post-rash “scars” where the skin has a lighter or darker pigmentation than the surrounding skin. These patches go away on their own over time, but they can cause people distress, especially when they keep forming.
The best way to get rid of eczema scars is to treat the rash itself and stop it from causing pigment changes to the skin. Without new rashes occurring and with the already-present scars slowly fading, you should eventually be rid of the pigmentation marks from your eczema.
What Results Will I See?
As a result of eczema treatment, you should see clearer skin with fewer rashes and flare-ups. The extent of the results depends on the type of treatment you choose and the severity of your eczema. Still, most people can achieve a significant reduction in eczema flares with treatment.