Itch Busters for Eczema Irritation
To find relief for your eczema may take trial and error. What works well for one person may not ease your symptoms. It’s a good idea to keep an open mind — and find lots of options.
Moisturizers: Creams and ointments ease inflammation and put water back in your skin to help it heal. Put it on several times a day, including right after you bathe or shower. Petroleum jelly and mineral oil work well since they form a thick barrier over your skin.
Products with glycerin lactic acid and urea may also help since they also help pull water into your skin.
Coal tar: Your doctor may suggest a product that contains coal tar. Extract of crude tar has treated eczema and other skin problems for more than 2,000 years. Although it’s messy and many people don’t like the strong smell, it may help soothe your skin.