Childhood Eczema: An Environmental Scan

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APPENDIX H

COMMON TREATEMENTS FOR ECZEMA

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION

  • Steroid Topical Applications (includes cortisone creams)
  • Steroid-free Topical Applications (used for skin barrier repair)
  • Calcineuin Inhibitors-Topical Application (Pimecrolimus cream, Tacrolimus Ointment)
  • Antibiotics
  • Corticosteroids
  • Phototherapies (exposure to utlraviolet light)
  • Cycloporine (only prescribed in most severe cases)
  • Behaviour Modification (avoiding scratching and increasing health literacy regarding moisturizers, medication adherance)
  • Interferon Gamma (injections to stimulate immune system)
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil (only in most severe cases, suppresses the immune system)

NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION

  • Coal Tar Applications (various preparations)
  • Skin moisturizers/Emollients (with ceramide)
  • Antihistamines
  • Application of Cool Compresses
  • Dietary Supplements, Herbs and Teas (e.g., evening primrose oil, probiotics, VitB6 and Chinese Herbal Medicine)