How can I get rid of eczema?

what lotions or creams should i use to get rid of eczema on my arms and back?.....p.s. please help i've been struggling with eczema for a while now.

26 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    You can use herbal or homeopathic products for eczema because they are considered as safer than allopathic medication. Most of us also prefer herbal products since there they do not have any serious side effects on the body if used under recommendation of health physician.

    Source(s):

    http://www.herbsmd.com/detail/florasone-cream-5401...

    Good luck…..

  • 3 years ago

    1

  • Karen
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    My little boy had eczema on his cheeks. I was not sure what method to use but I didn't want to make my boy go through any surgery treatments at this young age. Some suggested a plastic surgeon since it was in a very visible location but our family doctor recommend this natural guide.

    Best Eczema Treatment?

  • 1 decade ago

    I've had eczema all my life, and it's especially concentrated around my arms and legs. When I moved from California to Georgia my eczema improved so much. Also, use ointments instead of creams, they always worked much better for me,

    There are also other root causes of eczema that are not necessarily quantifiable physically, for example, stress or somebody bearing down on you, being in a negative environment etc. Usually these things cause little flare-ups of eczema and other similar chronic conditions.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Indian Hemp from the bod shop is one of the best things i've used so far. but yea, there is no cure for it, only treatments, the answers i've read here are basically all right. Water softeners, vitamin E, change in diet.

    there are a lot of eczema creams out there, best thing to do is try each for a few weeks and see which one works best for you. the expensive ones probably wont work any better than the cheap ones.

    also you can see a few dermatologist that specialize in eczema and see what they suggest, you could probably just call them up and ask, see what brand and products get recommended the most and try that. saves you time and money and possibly lots of skin irritations.

  • 1 decade ago

    Eczema, do you know what is it? What are the causes of it? You should know the causes of eczema at first place; so that you can take appropriate care of it to prevent it from getting worsen.

    Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by rash, dryness, and itching. There are three types of Eczema: Atopic Eczema, Nummular Eczema, and Hand Eczema.

    Atopic Eczema in other words known as "Atopic dermatitis," is a most common skin disease, and it affects about 3% of the U.S. When the disease starts in infancy, it is sometimes called infantile eczema.

    Nummular eczema can occur anywhere on the body and usually affects adults. It is characterized by a ringworm-like rash of circular, itchy, scaling patches.

    Hand eczema appears as scaly, cracked skin usually on the palms of the hand. Hand Eczema affects patients of all ages, especially young adults.

    Causes

    Eczema is an allergic problem. People with eczema often have other allergies, like asthma or hay fever. Unfortunately, the allergens or irritants that trigger an episode of eczema are difficult to track down.

    One of the known aggravating factors is the rapid change of temperature and humidity. Many children with eczema are worse during the wintertime when the air is relatively drier.

    On the other hand, some youngsters get worse when they sweat during the summertime. Rough, scratchy, or tight clothing, especially clothes made of wool or stiff fabrics can cause eczema. Also, direct contact with animals, especially their saliva or fur, and emotional upset can trigger an episode of eczema.

    The most common foods accused of triggering a bout of eczema are cows milk, wheat, citrus, egg white, peanuts and fish.

    In infants, the introduction of solid foods in the early stage of life can increase the child’s risk of developing Eczema.

    Hand Eczema may be caused by irritation from too much exposure to wet work, detergents, oils and greases, solvents etc at home or in the workplace; and/or contact allergy to a specific substance e.g. cement, nickel, lanolin etc. or a combination of the above factors.

    There are some home care suggestions that may help you:

    • Use baking soda as an after bath powder to help dry the skin.

    • Keep your environment moist.

    • Buy and use cosmetics judiciously.

    • Avoid the use of soap as it has a tendency to dry the skin.

    • Some physicians recommend using petroleum jelly on the skin, as it helps to trap the moisture on the skin.

    One of my friends has uses a combination of two creams but of course under the supervision of skin specialist. These are Natrum Muriaticum and Florasone cream. Talk to your dr and then try these creams. It will help you.

    All the Best!

  • 4 years ago

    I Cured Eczema Easily Permanently : http://Eczema.neatprim.com

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I just wanted to send a huge thanks for the book called eczema free forever!

    My 8 months son had eczema on his face, neck and upper chest.

    After trying various medications prescribed by our doctor my son had eczema still.

    This is when i decided to look for an alternative and bought tried eczema free forever methods.

    After only a few days his skin started looking better and after 10 days he had no sign of eczema anymore.

    Check here to try it : http://Eczema.naturallysaver.com .

    You don't have to live with eczema any longer!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    eczema has still no cure yet. it is found out that eczema does not go away. in some rare case, children will outgrow it when they reach the adolescence stage. that is why if you want your son to outgrow eczema be sure to give him proper diet and proper nutrition to boost and enhance his immune system in fighting skin disease like eczema.

    to prevent eczema flare ups be sure to consider this simple tips:

    - avoid perfumed skin care and body care products

    - avoid extreme hot and cold weather conditions

    - avoid keeping fingernails long

    - avoid scratching the affected area

    - avoid long baths

    - avoid processed foods

    - avoid skin irritants and allergens

    - avoid clothes and material that are rough, course, scratchy and tight

    protect the skin all day and promote skin healing by using an all natural skin care product. this can keep the skin moisturized all day. visit http://www.skinoriginal.com for more tips on how to prevent eczema flares.

  • 1 decade ago

    Are you sure it's eczema? You would need to see a doctor to make sure it is eczema. He would then prescribe a cream or ointment.

    Source(s): I'm a nurse
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It can't be cured, only treated. Recent studies provide hints that food allergy may trigger atopic dermatitis. Dietary elements that have been reported to trigger eczema include dairy products and coffee. Non-conventional medical approaches include traditional herbal medicine and others.

    Your best bet is to stay on Top of the current research and check out the herbal remedies that the pharmaceutical corporations don't want you knowing about.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.