Definition of Eczema:
Eczema, or dermatitis as it is sometimes called, is a group of skin conditions which can affect all age groups. The severity of the disease can vary. In mild forms the skin is dry, hot and itchy, whilst in more severe forms the skin can become broken, raw and bleeding. Although it can sometimes look unpleasant, eczema is not contagious. With treatment the inflammation of eczema can be reduced, though the skin will always be sensitive to flare-ups and need extra care.
Drugs associated with Eczema
The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Eczema. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.
Alternative treatments for Eczema
The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Eczema. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Eczema.
Synonym(s): Atopic Eczema; Dermatitis, Atopic; Discoid Eczema; Infantile Eczema