Eczema is by no question a painful and irritating disease. Scratching your skin once it attacks will only make it worse. There are many ways to provide temporary relief to eczema and most of the ingredients required are found in your home. Just a word of caution, though, eczema is a disease that should be treated with medical care. If the recommended treatments in the succeeding sections seem to make your eczema worse, stop the treatment and consult a qualified physician.
Apply a liberal amount of coconut oil on the affected area. This will moisturize your skin and help prevent dryness and flaking. If you cannot get coconut oil, use mudpack as a replacement. Coconut oil is readily available in drugstores.
Do this for two times a day and feel the relief. It will reduce the itchiness, thus preventing you from rubbing it. The cold compress, however, may absorb the moisture of your skin so keep the usage to a minimum number of times daily. Ideally, apply a dermatologist-approved cream right after the cold compress treatment.
Place a cloth dipped in milk on the affected area and leave it there for 15 minutes. Just like coconut oil, this will moisturize your skin, relieve the pain and reduce the possibility of drying and flaking.
Sun bath may be done while walking briskly in the early morning or while jogging. This should be done before ten in the morning when the sun's rays are still cool to the skin and are still rich with vitamin D. After ten in the morning, the sun's rays are already very harmful so stay away from open spaces.
Do this twice a day to get relief. If steam bath is too hot for you, you can use a mild hot compress to relieve the pain. Be very diligent in doing this so you do not experience itching and inflammation again and again.
Each person's skin will have different reactions to the remedies provided above. Always consult a qualified physician if the eczema gets worse or if no relief is felt. Remember to stay away from water contact unless it is necessary because water is a known trigger to eczema attacks. This happens when the skin gets wet and no moisturizer is applied. Once the water evaporates, the skin is left dry and this causes the eczema to get worse.