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The treatment and management of eczema may include lifestyle changes, medications, phototherapy, and alternative and complementary therapies. The goal of these treatments is to reduce or alleviate skin irritation and other symptoms of eczema.

Treatment may involve the following:

Lifestyle changes
Medications
Other treatments
Alternative and complementary therapies


There are no surgical procedures for the treatment of eczema at this time.

References:

The American Academy of Dermatology website. Available at: http://www.aad.org/default.htm.



Last reviewed November 2013 by Michael Woods, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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