Dry skin can make a person look older, and it can be uncomfortable. Most cases can be treated with over-the-counter (OTC) creams, lotions or ointments applied to the skin. Talk to your doctor if these OTC options don’t help.
Unfortunately there’s no cure for eczema, but there are treatment options that can help reduce itchiness and pain and prevent infection.
Most eczema is treated with topical medications including:
- Antibiotics to treat any infection that has occurred
- Antihistamines to help relieve itching
Phototherapy is sometimes used if the eczema doesn’t respond to topical treatments.