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Doctors don't know exactly what causes eczema, but it can be hereditary or caused by a combination of factors such as environment or allergic reactions. The bad news is: there’s no cure for eczema. The good news is: there are many treatments that can help manage symptoms.

Get the Treatment you Need

To treat and control eczema, a combination of medications is often needed. We offer a wide variety of both preventive and acute treatments specific to your eczema needs. All medications are FDA-approved.

Preventive Treatments

Topical corticosteroids are medications that you apply directly on your skin to reduce redness, itchiness, and rash. While there are varying levels of topical corticosteroids, a low to medium potency corticosteroid can be used daily as a preventive treatment.

Corticosteroid - Medium to Low Potency
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A medium to low potency topical corticosteroid can be effective to reduce redness, itchiness, and rash.

  • Betamethasone valerate
  • Desonide

Acute Treatments

In most cases, your eczema flares up and you need an acute treatment for immediate relief. It’s helpful to have these treatments on-hand. We offer several types of acute treatments for eczema - consult with your Alpha provider to determine the most effective treatment for you.

Corticosteroid - High and very high potency
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A high to very high potency topical corticosteroid can be highly effective to reduce redness, itchiness, and rash.

  • Clobetasol Proprionate
  • Betamethasone Diproprionate
  • Mometasone Furoate
Calcineurin Inhibitors
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Another type of medication that is often prescribed for eczema is a calcineurin inhibitor, which acts on the immune system to reduce skin inflammation.

  • Pimecrolimus tube (generic for Elidel)
  • Tacrolimus
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      Occasionally, you might experience a skin infection and require antibiotics.

      • Cephalexin
      • Mupirocin

      Prescription strength medications can offer long-lasting relief.

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      Learn About Eczema

      Do you have eczema? What triggers it and when does it happen? Follow tips from our Alpha Providers.

      Symptoms & Triggers
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      • Dry, sensitive skin
      • Red, inflamed skin
      • Severe itching
      • Dark colored patches of skin
      • Rough, leathery or scaly patches of skin
      • Oozing or crusting
      • Areas of swelling


      • Dust mites
      • Dry air
      • Heat or cold temperatures
      • Humidity
      • Pet dander
      • Tobacco smoke
      • Pollen
      • Sunburns

      Home Relief Advice
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      • Bathing then applying moisturizer soon after can help improve skin hydration
      • Use mild cleansers (low pH, hypoallergenic, and fragrance-free)
      • Sleeping with moistened gauze over the affected areas may help decrease severity and water loss during flares

      How it works

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      Describe Your Symptoms

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      Connect with a Medical Provider

      A medical provider will review your responses and send an appropriate treatment plan. Your care is evidence-based and personalized at every visit.

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      Get Whole-person Care

      Your care team will respond to any questions through our secure messaging platform and you can get medication at your preferred pharmacy.


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