health conditions


Question by  Anonymous

Are there any over the counter remedies for exsema?


Answer by  cindy (1484)

Eczema is basically a fancy term for dry skin and in mild cases can be treated with moisturizing creams and lotions that can be bought over the counter. Severe cases require treatment with prescription creams.


Answer by  Manda (1103)

The skin condition is call eczema. And yes, are there over the counter remedies for it. Look in the skin care / health and beauty section for creams that you can put on to help relieve the redness from the rashes.


Answer by  mansi (521)

Stay away from almost all products, they have fragrances, dyes, chemicals, preservatives, and other ingredients. Use a perfume free, dye free, lanolin free & oil free soap such as Dove Pure & Gentle or Basis. Constantly hydrate your skin, with liberal amounts of lotion. Apply lotion within 3 minutes of stepping from the shower. Consider getting an allergy test.


Answer by  kalhana (64)

Zinc oxide creme is a good over the counter remedy. Also, try taking vitamin E pills, and regularly applying lotion. When choosing a lotion, read the ingredients, try to choose a lotion that doesn't have any alcohol in the first couple of ingredients. Apply the lotion several times a day, especially after being exposed to water; shower, bath, or dishes.


Answer by  Jessie124 (1885)

You can use hydrocortisone cream, that will help with the itch. However, the best product I've used is Bag Balm, which you can get at any drug store. It soothes the skin and you will definitely begin to see a difference within a day or two. Just put a small amount on and rub it in where the rash is.


Answer by  Aubs (1089)

Absolutely! Walmart carries many over the counter Derma-brand remedies. However, you must read the label as some have a risk of causing negative side effects.


Answer by  Aubrey (356)

You can buy over the counter cortisone creams to relieve any itchy inflammed skin due to eczema. You can take Benadryl to help with the itching as well.


Answer by  Meg (224)

Try Aquaphor or Eucerin creams to help keep the affected skin soft. An antihistamine is useful to stop the itchiness associated with eczema. An oatmeal bath is a good option.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, you should be on the look out for any cream that is anti-septic and anti-itch as they will help soothe the area.


Answer by  kmac (235)

Hydrocortisone works really good for excema. There are lots of brands you can buy, but the store brand is less expensive and usually has the exact same ingredients as the name brands.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

There are tons of over the counter remedies for eczema. The most common and cheapest are simple moisturizers and barrier creams. The second and more effective, allthough has long term side effects is low potency steroid creams. Also always buy and use hypoallergenic soaps, as often this helps. See you doctor to get a better opinion.


Answer by  shastie (1601)

There are a few over the counter remedies for eczema. You can try hydrocortisone, eucarin, Zensmed's dermacare system, or Safe4Hours first-aid antiseptic protectant.

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