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Eczema & dry skin

Creams, emollients and emulsifiers on prescription for the treatment of dry skin and eczema.


Aveeno cream


Dermol 500

Dermamist spray

Doublebase gel

QV bath oil

Hydromol ointment

Medical information

Eczema, or dermatitis, is the inflammation of the skin. Atopic eczema is the most common form of eczema, which means that people have certain allergic tendencies. They are also more likely to have other atopic diseases, such as asthma or hay fever, which are also related to allergies. It usually starts in early childhood and most children grow out of it by their teens. 

The exact cause of eczema is unknown but it is shown that in eczema, the oily barrier that protects your skin tends to be reduced. This leads to increase in water loss from your skin and can cause symptoms of eczema.


The most common symptoms of eczema are:
  • Dry skin
  • Red and inflamed skin in some areas, particularly skin folds such as front of elbow, back of knees and around the neck
  • Itchy, blistered or weepy affected skin

Flare-ups usually come and go. The severity and duration of flare-ups vary from person to person.


There is no cure for eczema but moisturisers and steroid creams or ointments are commonly used to control the symptoms.

When inflammation flares up, eczema is usually treated with steroid creams or ointments. They come in different strengths and are available from GPs. A short course (7-14 days) of mild topical steroid such as hydrocortisone 1% is usually able to reduce the inflammation. If there is no improvement, a stronger steroid might be prescribed but they might cause greater side effects, such as damage on the skin. Medicinesbymailbox does not supply steroids for eczema treatment.

To prevent eczema flaring up, you should use a good moisturiser every day to protect the skin from becoming dry and coming into contact with irritants. Dry skin may promote flare ups. You may need to apply moisturisers for several times a day, depending on how dry your skin feels.

There are many types of moisturisers or emollients on prescription and over the counter. There are different types of emollients, such as soap substitutes, emollient bath additives and emollient creams or lotions. They can leave the skin slightly greasy as the oil protects the skin. We provide some which are routinely prescribed by NHS skin specialists. For specific information on each moisturiser, please visit individual treatment page.

It is important to use bland and unperfumed moisturisers as fragrance may irritate your skin and make your eczema worse.


In addition to using moisturiser regularly, you should avoid potential triggers or irritants that can make your eczema worse.

Some common triggers or irritants are:

  • soaps or bubble baths
  • biological washing powders, detergents and fabric conditioners
  • materials like wool which can be irritating to some people
  • house dust mite
  • food allergy

Answer medical questions to order

You must read the important medical information for prescription tablets.

See medical information section

Have you read the eczema and dry skin medical information?

See eczema and dry skin medical information
For calmurid 10% also see patient information leaflet.


Please read the medical information before continuing.

  • Yes
  • No

Have you been diagnosed with dry skin or eczema?

If you have a rash that is new or undiagnosed it is best to see a doctor.


If your skin problem is undiagnosed please see your regular doctor. We are unable to prescribe skin treatment for you.

  • Yes
  • No

Are you aware you should see a doctor about new rashes, worsening rashes, and rashes not responding to treatment?

You should see a doctor about new rashes, worsening rashes, and rashes not responding to treatment.


You should see a doctor about new rashes, worsening rashes, and rashes not responding to treatment. You can change your answer and continue.

  • Yes
  • No

Are you aware some emollients and emulsifiers are flammable and can make bathroom surface slippery?


Some emollients and emulsifiers are flammable and can make bathroom surface slippery. You can change your answer and continue.

  • Yes
  • No

Do all the following apply to you?

  • I am over 18
  • The medication is for my own use
  • I will read the information leaflet supplied with the medication
  • I agree to the terms and conditions


The conditions must apply for you to use this service.

  • Yes
  • No


Eczema & dry skin Pils Quantity Cost
Aveeno cream 100ml tube £7.90
Aveeno cream- 300ml pump £15.00
Calmurid (Galderma) contains urea 10% 100 grams £14.70
Calmurid (Galderma) contains urea 10%- 500 grams (large) £53.00
Dermol 500 lotion 500mls £16.50
Dermamist spray 250mls £14.00
Doublebase gel 500 grams £17.40
Doublebase gel- 100 grams £8.40
QV bath oil 500mls £16.20
Hydromol ointment 500 grams £14.50
Medicinesbymailbox prices are 25%-50% lower cost than other online clinics.

Prescription fees

Medicinesbymailbox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).Medicinesbymailbox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.

Order value Prescription fee
Any Order Value £25.00
Items Medicinesbymailbox Dr. Fox Pharmacy2U Superdrug Express Pharmacy Lloyds Med Express
Aveeno cream £7.90 £ 0.00 £ 8.20 £ 8.90 £ 9.50 £ 10.80 £ 12.80
Aveeno cream- £15.00 £ 0.00 £ 16.00 £ 19.00 £ 22.20 £ 24.00 £ 25.00
Calmurid (Galderma) contains urea 10% £14.70 £ 0.00 £ 15.00 £ 15.80 £ 18.50 £ 18.99 £ 21.50
Calmurid (Galderma) contains urea 10%- £53.00 £ 8.60 £ 25.00 £ 34.00 £ 19.99 £ 34.00 £ 15.99
Dermol 500 lotion £16.50 £ 0.00 £ 16.98 £ 17.50 £ 18.60 £ 22.30 £ 22.50
Dermamist spray £14.00 £ 0.00 £ 15.00 £ 18.00 £ 19.00 £ 21.00 £ 24.00
Doublebase gel £17.40 £ 0.00 £ 17.90 £ 18.10 £ 18.50 £ 19.50 £ 21.20
Doublebase gel- £8.40 £ 0.00 £ 8.96 £ 9.50 £ 12.50 £ 13.40 £ 14.80
QV bath oil £16.20 £ 0.00 £ 16.80 £ 17.50 £ 17.80 £ 18.60 £ 20.90
Hydromol ointment £14.50 £ 0.00 £ 15.00 £ 15.80 £ 16.00 £ 17.00 £ 18.60
*Medicinesbymailbox adds a small prescription fee not included in table above.

Delivery charges

UK delivery £2.90 per consultation via Royal Mail 24 Signed For (1-4 working days).

Standard international delivery £5.90 flat rate via Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed (2-5 working days).

Express international delivery £32.00 flat rate via DHL Express (2-8 days depending on destination, with tracking in transit).