Topical Steroids for Eczema


. Mild Eczema: Presents with areas of dry skin, occasional itching (with or without small red patches).

. Moderate Eczema: Includes areas of dry skin, frequent itching, redness, and may also show signs of scaling and thickened skin.

. Severe Eczema: Characterized by widespread areas of dry skin, persistent itching, redness, bleeding, oozing, and significant thickening of the skin.


Topical Steroids Categories for Eczema


PotencyExamplesGuidelines for Use
Mild PotencyHydrocortisone 0.5% to 2.5%Mild eczema
Moderate PotencyClobetasone butyrate 0.05% (Eumovate)Moderate eczema
Betamethasone valerate 0.025%
PotentBetamethasone valerate 0.1% (Betnovate)Severe eczema (short periods)
Mometasone furoate 0.1% (Elocon)
Fluticasone propionate 0.05% (Cutivate)
Very PotentClobetasol propionate 0.05% (Dermovate)Severe eczema (short periods)

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