Seems like there are a lot of treatment options both medication as well as stuff you can do at home. From the article linked to below:
Good skin care is a key component in controlling eczema. For some
people with mild eczema, modifying their skin care regime and making a
few lifestyle changes may be all that is needed to treat eczema. Other
people with more severe eczema may need to take medications to control
Non-drug treatments for eczema include:
Mild soap and moisturizer. It's best to use a mild soap
to avoid over drying your skin. Gentle soaps, known as syndets, are
available at the drugstore and brand names can be recommended by your
doctor. A good moisturizer (in cream, lotion, or ointment form) helps
conserve the skin's natural moisture and should be applied immediately
after a shower or bath, as well as one other time each day. Some people
with severe eczema may benefit from taking baths with a small amount of
bleach added to the water. The bleach helps to kill bacteria that lives
on the skin of people with eczema.
Short, warm showers. People with eczema should avoid taking very hot, or long showers or baths, which can dry out your skin.
Reduce stress. Take steps to reduce stress. Get regular exercise and set aside time to relax.
Medications used to treat eczema include:
Hydrocortisone cream. Over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream may help mild eczema. Prescription steroid cream may be needed for more severe eczema.
Antihistamines. Oral antihistamines
such as Benedryl are available over-the-counter and may help relieve
symptoms. Some of these may cause drowsiness, which may be of benefit if
nighttime itching is a problem.
Corticosteroids. If other treatments fail, your doctor
may prescribe oral corticosteroids. Always follow your doctor's
directions when taking oral steroids.
Light therapy. People with very severe eczema may benefit from therapy using ultraviolet light.
Immunosupressants. Medications that suppress the immune system may also be an option. These medicines, such as cyclosporine, azathioprine, or methotrexate, may be used when other treatments have failed.
Immunomodulators. This newer type of medicated cream
helps treat eczema by controlling inflammation and reducing the immune
system reactions. Examples include Elidel and Protopic.
Here's the original article: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/eczema/understanding-eczema-treatment
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