Online Prescriber - Skin Conditions
What is eczema?
Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, dry and cracked. Atopic eczema is more common in children, often developing before their first birthday. But it may also develop for the first time in adults. It’s usually a long-term (chronic) condition, although it can improve significantly, or even clear completely, in some children as they get older.
Symptoms of eczema?
itchy, dry, cracked and sore skin
Inflamed skin can become red on lighter skin, and darker brown, purple or grey on darker skin
Papules – small red bumps which may feel tender or sore
most often affects the hands, insides of the elbows, backs of the knees and the face and scalp in children
What Causes Eczema?
The exact cause of atopic eczema is unknown, but it’s clear it is not down to one single thing. Atopic eczema often occurs in people who get allergies. “Atopic” means sensitivity to allergens. It can run in families, and often develops alongside other conditions, such as asthma and hay fever. The symptoms of atopic eczema often have certain triggers, such as soaps, detergents, stress and the weather. Sometimes food allergies can play a part, especially in young children with severe eczema. You may be asked to keep a food diary to try to determine whether a specific food makes your symptoms worse. Allergy tests are not usually needed, although they’re sometimes helpful in identifying whether a food allergy may be triggering symptoms..
- Self-care techniques, such as reducing scratching and avoiding triggers
- Emollients (moisturising treatments) – used on a daily basis for dry skin
- Topical corticosteroids – used to reduce swelling, redness and itching during flare-ups
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Why Choose Pharmacy First’s Online Prescriber Service?
At Pharmacy First we offer a range of products to help relieve Eczema.
There’s no need for a face-to-face doctor appointment and you are not required to bear a prescription before you purchase as Pharmacy First’s Online Prescriber Service provides you with prescription-only medication after a short online consultation which is reviewed by our qualified online medical prescribers
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How Do I Move Forward?
Please use our pharmacist consultation to ensure you are eligible for the medication