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Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition that causes your skin to become itchy, red, and scaly. It is a chronic but non-contagious condition that may be accompanied by other symptoms of irritation or allergic reaction, such as asthma. In most cases, eczema flares up when the skin is exposed to an irritant or allergen but subsides after some time. Some people may experience flare-ups and healing periods several times a year.
- Dry skin
- Itchy skin
- Cracked, leathery, or scaly skin
- Red rashes
- Small bumps on the skin that may leak fluid
Eczema affects nearly 15 million Americans every year but is most common among children. Like other forms of dermatitis, eczema can be uncomfortable and very itchy. It will not, however, damage other parts of the body or the skin. There is no cure for eczema, but symptoms can usually be managed with a combination of self-care and medical treatment options.
Below is a list of common medications used to manage the symptoms of atopic dermatitis, which a doctor or provider can prescribe to you for just $5 through SesameRx.
Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider.
Eczema is a generally mild condition that can be managed with a few methods. Take a look below to browse different options. During your appointment for eczema, talk to your health care provider about what treatment plan might be right for you.