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Eczema: How often do you need to apply eczema cream to protect the skin?

Eczema: How often do you need to apply eczema cream to protect the skin? 1

Eczema treatment includes emollients that come in a variety of forms, and topical corticosteroids. How often should you be applying these creams to help protect the skin?

LloydsPharmacy clarifies that emollients need to be used daily, while topical corticosteroids are to be used during eczema flare-ups.

The NHS defines flare-ups as periods where eczema symptoms worsen, such as the skin becomes severely dry, itchy, cracked and sore.

The National Eczema Association explained that eczema sufferers have damaged skin barriers, which makes skin more sensitive to irritants and less able to hold onto moisture.

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