Dear Doctor
I really am suffering from a bad case of eczema which i have no idea how to get rid of
it only appears on my legs and i can’t stop scratching it’s been like this since may last year
when i gave birth to my daugter (a still born) on the seventh month of pregnancy, would you please
help me with this matter?

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    Hi, it is important to realize that in most cases no one treatment will be effective and a combination of therapies to treat the skin and making lifestyle changes to control flare-ups is required. The type of medication prescribed will depend on many factors, including the type of eczema, past treatment, and the patient’s preference. Topical medication like corticosteroids and tacrolimus is frequently prescribed. If the eczema is more severe, phototherapy (a type of treatment that uses light therapy) or systemic medication like antihistamines, steroids and immunosuppressant may be prescribed. I suggest you to consult your dermatologist for these possibilities. Thanks.

    Answered on May 11, 2014.
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