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What is Elidel?

Elidel is a topical cream prescribed by doctors for the treatment of eczema. It is used by people who do not respond favorably to other treatments. It works by changing a person's immune system and blocking certain chemicals that cause the itching, redness, and inflammation associated with eczema. It is part of a class of drugs called immunomodulators.

Lawrence T. Chiaramonte, MD
Allergy & Immunology
Elidel cream is a nonsteroidal, topical immunosuppressant for use in mild to moderate eczema that comes in one strength and is used twice a day. There is little in the way of side effects and no tingling or burning of the skin. It is not absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin.
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