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Anti anxiety medication for eczema?

Postby lhbrighton on Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:22 pm

I just wondered if people have had any luck using anti-anxiety medication to reduce eczema? I know mine is worsened by stress and I do have quite high levels of anxiety so just wondered if this was an avenue worth exploring with my gp
Thanks in advance for feedback.
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Re: Anti anxiety medication for eczema?

Postby talkhealth on Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:04 pm


Thank you for your question! When it comes to any new medication, the best option will be to speak to your GP - they can go through with you any potential side effects.

We wish you the best of luck!

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Re: Anti anxiety medication for eczema?

Postby hev_1998 on Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:19 am

Hi, I take hydroxyzine also known as atarax, but this is also known to be used for anxiety. I was prescribed it to take at night time, which does make me relax and I sleep really well! Maybe something to ask your GP about, would not recommend in the day time as I would be asleep!!

Good luck :-)
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