Eczema is a skin disorder that can cause a lot of pain, itching and discomfort. This is a guide about remedies 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
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
I have it and so do my grand children. Wearing tight clothing doesn't help it keeps the heat in and the body temp needs to remain cool. Cool baths are great. Anything that keeps heat in shouldn't be used. Hence, rash develops and itching starts etc. I'm not much on home remedies especially on children so I use Eucerine creme not lotion and 3 times a day apply to effected areas.
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.
I have severe eczema and hives from severe allergies....I take zyrtec & zantac in the morning and allegro & zantac at night. A nutritional counselor told me to take probiotics. This actually cleared my eczema better that the strongest steroid cream prescribed along with the medication. I have slowly stopped the allergy meds & I continued the probiotics. I remembered for my children I mixed Aveno oatmeal lotion and Aquaphor and used that daily on damp skin from the tub or shower.
I am looking for good advice for eczema.
By Marcy from TX
There are different types of eczema that are caused by different things and respond differently to treatments. I have two types: one is an allergy to metals. I break out if I wear anything that has metal in it (buttons, snaps, jewelry, etc.), the other is caused by an allergy to milk/dairy. Any type of lotion, ointments, or moisturizers, etc., makes mine much worse.
My cousin used Crisco shortening on his eczema. I believe his was partially caused by a cat allergy. However, it worked.
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.
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
I am with redhatterb. This sounds more like psoriasis or maybe even simple dandruff to me. Not only was I a hairstylist for 35 years but my dad had severe scalp psoriasis which sounds like what your dear hubby has from your explanation. Please have him see his doctor or a dermatologist. There are several types of ointments, shampoos and/or oral prescriptions that will give relief that the doctor will recommend.
If this is for sure eczema, you should see a dermatologist for special shampoos or whatever. However, if it could possibly be ordinary dandruff - which can be very itchy and certainly involves flakes! You could try some of the excellent dandruff shampoos.
I would start with Head and Shoulders. If that doesn't work, consult with your druggist as there are several good dandruff shampoos for different sorts of dandruff that you can try. If you have already done all this, it is time to see a doctor.
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.
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
I have had eczema for 42 years. I think I've had every treatment under the sun including perscription creams, soaks and even ultra violet rays. My excema was confined to my hands which was a nightmare. Even to pick up a cup, my hands would crack and bleed. The only thing that worked was steroids which couldn't be taken often. In desperation, I tried a cream that I found on the internet. It was offered for free with just the cost of shipping (samples). Cocoa butter never worked for me either. This cream is called yu-be and has been used in Japan for multiple things. It worked so well, that I am now a distributor. here is the link, you can search the site for a retailer near you. www.yu-be.com If you can't find someone, you can contact me at grammiecracker AT aol.com I think you can get the trial sizes on the site. Good luck, Daine
I can't attest to this but I've also heard that you can use coconut oil for eczema. I recently purchased a small canister of some at WalMart for a couple of bucks over on the food aisle where the oils are. It can be ingested as well as used for cooking but is also supposed to be good for the skin. It comes in a solid form but will melt from the heat of your hand into a liquid form. I tried a little on my hands and they felt soft as a baby's bottom and not at all greasy. Might be worth a try.
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 www.drugstore.com. It will work for you . Cathy from ma.
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.
My grandmother had this so bad that it was from both knees to the heels of her feet, around both legs for many, many years until she was given instructions NOT to apply soap, but to just sit in a tub of warm, not hot, water that is soapy from the washing of the rest of the body. Then she was to use Hydorgen Perioxide when dry. Then after that was dry, she was to blow dry it and use Cortizone
cream just on the affected areas, applying with cleaned hands, which can now be purchased over the counter, provided there are no open sores that have gotten infected with bacteria. In that case, treat JUST THE SORES with Neosporin, but the remainder with Cortizone (Corticosteroid) 2-5%, I believe.
Bathe with mild Aveeno soap three times a week only, unless you work in soil or sweat a lot. If not, get some sun and make certain to add multi vitamins and minerals to your diet, along with some
Zinc for your skin, according to Whole Foods' Aternative medicine information. Do not scratch with your nail, but through a clean paper towel, and as little as possible. Do not cover unless absolutely necessary. The Cortizone cream should work, along with the mild Aveeno soap, designed specifically for skin disorders. I have Eczema in my ears and nose
that flair up often, but I cannot afford RX meds for it, so I just use Hydrogen Perioxide which does a good job untiil the next flair up. I suspect this disorder has something to do with dust/soil because my grandmother was, and I am, in the garden a lot.
Do not use body soaps, hand lotions, oils, or the like, until you have tried this regime. Good luck and God bless and help you. : )
hey girl...get Eledel, prescription, its the best! takes care of the flaking, itching!
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.
Are there any home remedies for a toddler's extremely itchy eczema?