Eczema treatments: topical immunosuppressants

A few people had used topical immunosuppressants. A well-known example of this is Protopic (tacrolimus). Immunosuppressant creams/ointments don’t contain steroids but were sometimes confused with being one.
One example of immunosuppressants is Protopic (tacrolimus) creams and ointments. Aadam said he liked that Protopic could be used for eczema on the face (because it isn’t a steroid) but that it gave him a bruise-like rash when he tried it. Maham’s doctor once suggested she try it but another doctor didn’t feel it was necessary. Others, like Georgia, were still worried that strong topical creams would be bad for her health long term. 

Topical immunosuppressant creams can sting when first put on, but this usually stops with continued use. Georgia found that Protopic made her skin sting, get redder and hot at first. 

Sarah heard about Protopic through a friend and hopes to try it on prescription from her GP soon.


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