It is important to use the correct amount of topical steroid for your eczema, as instructed by your healthcare professional. Topical steroids should be applied with clean hands so that the skin just glistens. It can sometimes be difficult to judge how much steroid to use and there are guidelines on the amount required to cover body areas that are affected by eczema. These are based on the Finger Tip Unit (FTU), and explained in detail in our fact sheet which you can download as a pdf from the related documents to the right of this page.
The term scar cream is used to describe many different products, it has even been used as a general label for different types of topical scar products, including scar gels and scar serums. A topical scar cream is in all likelihood, the most practical approach to minimizing the visual appearance of scars. Yet, there is one aspect of traditional scar creams that pales in comparison to certain topical scar products such as scar gels. Products that are gel-based have a tendency to contain beneficial ingredients like silicone within the formulation.