It is a medical condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed with blisters that cause itching and bleeding.
Wear non-irritating clothing: Wear loose clothing whenever possible and avoid items made from irritable fabrics like wool and linen. Smooth-textured clothing made from cotton, silk and bamboo are the least irritating on your skin.
Use a humidifier: Dry air in your home may aggravate the skin condition, causing the skin to become dehydrated and flaky. Alternatively, houseplants naturally increase the amount of moisture in the air through a process known as transpiration. The Boston fern is a popular, all-natural humidifier.
Ensure house is clean and free of allergens: Allergycausing agents like dust mites, pet dander, seasonal pollens, molds and dandruff are all eczema triggers.
Use aloe vera: Smear aloe vera gel over the affected area and leave it on until it is fully absorbed by the skin. The aloe vera soothes itching and moisturizes dry, flaky skin.
Apply calendula lotion: Apply liberally to skin or mix with aloe vera gel before rubbing onto skin. It helps to reduce pain and inflammation.
Use organic coconut oil: Organic cold pressed virgin coconut oil is often used as a moisturizer that many eczema sufferers claim to be more effective than expensive store-bought cream.