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
I'm glad this worked for your niece; I have eczema too, and I know how uncomfortable it can be. I've also tried everything I was told for decades with little help. I finally figured out that everytime I eat cheese or drink milk, I break out with eczema. If I stay away from dairy, it clears up. But there are different forms of eczema too, which makes it harder to treat.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
Are there any home remedies for a toddler's extremely itchy eczema?
Go to the health food store and get some shea butter. The real stuff is very thick and has a slight odor but it works.
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
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!
For all that have been and are now reading this post regarding Severe Eczema:
UV Phototherapy should always be something you should try!
If you have had it with different topical coritcosteriod creams, pills, salves, and all that, you owe it to yourself to try jumping in a tanning bed 1-2 times per week for a couple of weeks and see what kind of reaction your eczema has.
I AM NOT A DOCTOR, and this is NOT medical advice, so that is my disclaimer.
But from a person that has suffered through this for years, I can tell you that UV Phototherapy has been the most promising!
Give it a shot, what do you have to loose? (your itchy, flakey skin, that's what!).
No, not a miracle, just something that has actually WORKED.
Don't burn your skin - that could cause many many more problems in the future.
Good luck to all that read this post!
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I have used Noxcema for over 40 years. I apply it after shower and I never rinse it off. I have always had flawless skin and still do. I am in my 50's.
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.
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!
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.