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If you are one the 30 million-plus people who live with eczema, you know the itch-scratch cycle all too well.
It starts with an itch that leads to a scratch. The scratch, in turn, makes the rash even worse, causing more inflammation and more scratching.
There is no cure for eczema – an itchy, red rash that can show up anywhere on the body — but treatments are available to soothe the itch, cool inflammation and prevent it from coming back. We swear!
If you are itching for eczema relief, here’s what you need to know about today’s treatments from the pro to the faux.
The Big Guns
Topical steroids are sometimes needed to calm the inflammation associated with eczema,
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