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Remedies for Eczema

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Eczema is a skin disorder that can cause a lot of pain, itching and discomfort. This is a guide about remedies for eczema.


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Tip: Natural Medication for Eczema

For eczema on the body, try putting a couple of cups of rolled oats in the sock of a panty hose and put it in your bath. This pretty much cured my niece's eczema and we had tried every cream and ointment on the market.

By Katewah from Australia

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Here are questions related to Remedies for Eczema.

Question: Eczema Relief

My young granddaughter has bad eczema on the back of her legs behind the knees. Has anyone a remedy that will help? Is it due to the jeans being too tight on her legs. It is also, due to synthetic materials.

By Betty from NZ


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By nancy [4]09/18/2011

My elbows break out bad and I have been told that it is either contact dermatitis or stress induced eczema and nothing seems to stop the rashes. I have to use perfume free soaps and detergents and this helps. I have found that if I use just enough white sugar in some water to make the water sweet and put it on the rash and leave it, it seems to stop the itching which stops the scratching which seems to help the rash clear up faster.

Question: Advice for Dealing With Eczema

I am looking for good advice for eczema.

By Marcy from TX


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By Mary Steger [19]10/30/2012

A dear friend suffers from eczema over his entire body. Quite a few years ago someone told him to use Neutrogena shampoo all over his body. My friend did so and within two weeks of everyday use (and using it as a body wash) the rash disappeared. Mind you, whenever there is a flare up this has to be done. Also, my friend used a generic brand and it worked just as well.

Question: Cocoa Butter for Eczema

I have eczema. I was wondering if you can use cocoa butter to help with eczema. I researched it on the internet but they wouldn't say what type of cocoa butter to buy. Can cocoa butter help with eczema? If so, what type of cocoa butter can i use?

Kimberly from Columbia, SC

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By cathy [2]07/24/2008

may I suggest you get Vanicream . It is in a soap , a lotion and a really nice skin cream in a tub. The skin cream is wonderful . You can buy it on the internet . Try It will work for you . Cathy from ma.

Question: Remedy for Eczema on Scalp

My husband has eczema in his hair. Can anyone suggest anything to help, and to stop the scratching of his scalp, and the flakes falling on his shoulders?

By V.M. from O'C

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By mary [6]04/17/2012

You might try a coal-tar shampoo. I don't remember the name of it, It was recommended by the doctor, and, it helps and is not real expensive. It does smell better than it sounds.

Question: Using Noxema for Eczema

I looked up Excema on this site and seen a lot of helpful suggestions, I do have one question of the users of Noxema, do you just rub it in or do you wash the affected area with it? I have tried several things for my eczema and just bought the Noxema to try.

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By carolyn (Guest Post)08/16/2008

I had a mild case of excema years ago. Although it was mild, it was very persistant. I washed my face with noxema before bed one night and by the morning it was gone. No need to rub it in just wash with it.

Question: Help For Severe Eczema

I have a question about the users of Noxema. Do you just wash the area with the Noxema or do you rub it in and leave it on? I too have tried all the cortisone creams and even prednisone (which I had a bad reaction to) so I am willing to try anything that is not going to thin my skin or drive my crazy. Thanks!

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By Susan Zarrella F.07/17/2013

I just started using Noxema for my eczema and it is working better than anything I have tried, including prescriptions. Just rub it in, do not rinse off. Good luck and I hope it helps you as much as it has been helping me.

Question: Homemade or Herbal Remedy for Eczema

Are there any home remedies for a toddler's extremely itchy eczema?

By Connie

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By Jellyslice02/18/2011

I don't know if it will clear the eczema up but if it itches my friend told me to make up a reasonably thick paste of bi carbonate of soda with water and apply whenever needed. It definitely helped me with the itching


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Archive: Eczema Relief

My sister has eczema on her scalp which produces a lot of white flakes. Does anyone know what she can use to stop the flaking and itchiness?

Az2010 from Easthampton, MA

RE: Eczema Relief

Wet your head and pour a little Listerine on and rub it in. I use it all the time, especially in the winter. Just be real careful about getting it in your eyes. (07/01/2007)

By Bob

RE: Eczema Relief

Clobetasol Propionate. 05%. She will need a prescription for it. (07/03/2007)

By Darrel Mc.

RE: Eczema Relief

T/Gel shampoo works really well. (07/04/2007)

By Janus

RE: Eczema Relief

Apple cider vinegar massaged into the scalp, after shampooing then rinse with clear water. (07/05/2007)

By Anna from Maine

RE: Eczema Relief

I have done it all. Every thing that has been suggested here. I even went to a skin specialist. I looked things up on the internet, and some one said it could be a yeast infection on my scalp. Two months ago I started using Nizoral. I got it at Wal-Mart, I got a small bottle, in the beginning I didn't think it was working. The 3rd week my scalp was clear, no more flakes, or itching. So now I am on my second bottle. It says not to use it all the time after your scalp is better. Hope this will help you. It sure has been good for me. (07/17/2007)

By kddid

RE: Eczema Relief

Apple cider vinegar. I poured about 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar and 2-4 cups of water into a bowl and then dunked my scalp into it. Before that, I'd tried massaging it into my scalp or pouring it over my scalp with a measuring cup. Dunking my head worked the best.

After dunking right before bed, I'd wrap my head in a towel to soak up the wet, unwrap my hair and then relax in bed until it dried. The next day, I would wash out my hair and scalp to remove the flakes the developed over night.

Dandruff is caused by a fungus or yeast. The vinegar kills the yeast. The raw apple cider vinegar "with the mother" is the best kind to get and is avail in most health food stores. (08/23/2008)

By guest

RE: Eczema Relief

Put a few drops of Tea Tree Oil in her shampoo bottle. Use every day till it gets her condition settled. Then only use when her scalp starts getting itchy. I use my "special shampoo" about once or twice a week. Good luck. (11/27/2008)

By badwater

Archive: Natural Medication for Eczema

Does anyone know of an all natural medication for eczema? I have it pretty bad on the bottom of my foot.


Archive: Eczema Relief

I just started having rashes on my arms, but now it's all over my body. I have it on my legs, arms, my back, everywhere. I went to the doctor and he just told me it was eczema.


Archive: Help For Severe Eczema

I have a question about the users of Noxema. Do you just wash the area with the Noxema or do you rub it in and leave it on? I too have tried all the cortisone creams and prednisone (which I had a bad reaction to) so I am willing to try anything that is not going to thin my skin or drive my crazy. Thanks!


Archive: Herbal Remedy for Eczema

Does anyone have a herbal remedy for eczema? My daughter suffers from eczema she has been using Protopic and now her immune system is breaking down.