EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER
USING PRESCRIPTION CREAMS AND OINTMENTS
People with eczema often need prescription medications to control their symptoms. If you are using prescription
drugs to treat your eczema, it is important to talk with your doctor about how to use them properly and what you
should expect from them. Your doctor might not realize that your medication is not working as well as you would
like or that certain side effects really bother you. Sometimes patients do not use their medications exactly as
they should, which can lead to unsatisfactory symptom control.
Many prescription drugs are used to treat eczema.