First and foremost avoid scratching it. Keeping the skin clean and moisturized. To some, this may seem obvious but it is easy to over look certain instances that cause eczema. Avoiding scratching and picking the effected skin - One of the most difficult things to ask of an eczema sufferer is to stop scratching and picking at the skin. It is almost part of the disease, but unfortunately one of the biggest causes for the skin to become worse. Sometimes it is possible to be scratching without even noticing it. Try to keep it in the forefront of your mind at all times and eventually, you will become so acutely aware of you behaviour that you should be able to prevent yourself from scratching. If you want to cure your eczema permanently, you really have to check this out.