Does eucrisa burn?

Have you ever wondered if using Eucrisa for your skin condition would burn? Well, wonder no more because today we are going to answer that burning question.

What is Eucrisa?

Before diving into the big question, let’s first understand what Eucrisa is. Eucrisa (Crisaborole) Ointment is a prescription medicine used to treat mild-to-moderate eczema in adults and children aged 2 years and older. It reduces inflammation by blocking a specific enzyme known as PDE-4.

The Burning Question

Now, onto the main event – does it burn? The short answer is yes, it could potentially cause a burning sensation upon initial application. However, this burning or stinging sensation usually disappears after few minutes and should not be severe enough to stop treatment.

How Common Is It?

According to clinical trials conducted by Pfizer (the makers of Eucrisa), about 4% of patients reported experiencing some sort of skin reaction such as itching, burning, or pain at the site of application. But fear not; only about 1% discontinued use due to these reactions.

So essentially what they’re saying here is the reaction varies person-to-person like who knows!

So Why Does it Burn?

The most common reason why people experience mild discomfort when applying eucaris on their skin could simply be because their skin is sensitive – just like certain individual can’t take jalapeno margaritas while others ask for extra spice! We all got unique physiology!

Another possibility could be attributed to its active ingredient crisaborole which has shown irritant potential associated with topical administration at high doses in animals ☹️ bummer huh?. thanks rats testing out my ointments before I get ’em’.

In spite of this however there’s no relevant contraindication in humans (of course there’s not folks, we are destined to be the experiment rats) – and with consistent use over time the burning usually dissipates.

Things to Consider

While a burning sensation is deemed normal for some patients using Eucrisa, here are some things to consider when applying it:

  • To avoid further irritation or discomfort from contact on areas where you’ve used the ointment. Give at least thirty minutes after application before partaking in any physical activity like rolling down hills or swimming up streams!

  • Keep away from me! kidding aside, do not get into your eyes as well as inside your mouth/nose/etc; topical administration (putting it directly on your skin alright!) means this shouldn’t happen anyway.

Alternatives to Eucrisa

If Eucrisa continues to cause unbearable discomfort due sense of humor I guess), but honestly if burning persists better prioritize treatment! – either switching medications or reducing frequency should be discussed with a doctor. The following alternatives may also prove viable options depending on individual circumstances:

  1. Topical steroids – research shows that prescription-strength creams/ointments containing corticosteroids can effectively manage eczema symptoms.
  2. Calcineurin inhibitors – these nonsteroidal medications can reduce inflammation associated with various skin conditions by suppressing immune responses.
  3. Oral antihistamines such as Allegra/Zyrtec etc., have shown lullaby effects 🙂 on severe itchiness related to persistent chronic hives for instance).

Just keep in mind that every person reacts differently so talking these options out with a medical professional would no doubt help speed-up recovery while protecting burn-prone areas of our anatomy!


Overall, when getting instructions upon your medication purchase don’t forget the potential burn reaction which only lasts shortly anyhow!! It’s important to remember that even though Eucrisa could cause a burning sensation upon application, it’s generally mild and only temporary. While using Eucrisa, let your healthcare provider know if any severe skin reactions occur or worsen over time.

Here endeth the burn lesson for today!

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