I forgot to mention, do NOT use oatmeal directly in bath water. It will plug up the plumbing. There are oatmeal concoctions that can be purchased in store,Walgreen’s ,etc. I found my last pk. at the dollar store.
And, my best remedies that bring almost instant relief,it I don’t want to mess with the oatmeal ( mine is on hands & arms right now ), witch hazel works wonders. One must apply at least 3 – 4 times a day. Also,do you know NOXZEMA was originally developed for the relief of eczema? Hence,the name. That’s what I slather on in AM and PM,and it does help. Warm showers only. Hot water is a killer. Humidity,whether the weather or inside home is something I can’t tolerate. When taking showers, I always finish with about 2 minutes with as cold water as I can stand. Makes it easier to face the day..so cooling,& refreshing,especially in warm weather, followed by a generous amount of Noxzema to tackle the day.
Hope some or at least one of these suggestions will work for you!! Keep the faith.
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In those children with allergy causing the eczema, they will usually get rashes or more extensive eczema soon after eating a particular food or drinking milk (in the case of babies). If you notice this, remove that food from your child's diet ( if you have a baby, this will need to be done under supervision with an appropriate other formula ). If there is a marked improvement on removal of the suspected food, then the food may have been the cause - cautious reintroduction of the food after 3-4 weeks will enable you to be sure. If on reintroduction of the food, the skin remains clear, the food can continue in the diet. If the skin flares up again, that food needs to be removed from the diet. In those toddlers who do have an allergy to a food causing eczema, a trial of reintroduction can be made in 6 - 12 months time as many children will grow out of these allergies.