Education Resource Center: Best Treatment Plan For Me or My Child?
Considering All This Information, What's the Best Treatment Plan for Me or My Child?
You will probably still do many of the same things you always do. You need to learn about your eczema so you can take care of your skin. Most important, you need to moisturize immediately (within 3 minutes) after bathing. You and your child need to recognize triggers that cause your or your child's eczema to flare and learn how to avoid them. You should talk with your doctor or with your child's pediatrician about medications that will help you manage your or your child's eczema. Your doctor may recommend a treatment plan that includes a prescription medication to reduce and control the number of flares that you or your child experience.
Each treatment has its place. For example, there are times when your doctor may prescribe a steroid to treat your flares, and there are other times when your doctor may decide that a steroid-free product is more appropriate. Together, you will decide what steps are needed to manage your or your child's eczema long term. Work with your doctor to make a treatment plan that works best for you and your family.