eczema

United States
February 19, 2007 9:00pm CST
does anyone have eczema? What crames or lotions if any over the counter you find to work best? i like Eurcerin calming creame it works wonders. I renctly ran out and i havent foound the kind that i like anywhere! I was wondering on wether or not any of you had any ideas home remedies, suggestions treatments on what i can do to stop the itching?!?!?!? the flaking im not having issues with just the itching and scratching, i cause my self to bleed ui scratch so much! any ideas would help! thank you
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@chocobaby (679)
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
you can try the Canisten Cream. that works wonders in my household when any fungus and other skin infection cases occur. to ease up itching, rub it gently with hydrogen peroxide 10% solution.
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
sorry, it should be spelled CANESTEN, not Canesten.
@kasia99 (104)
• United States
3 Mar 07
I have to agree, Eucedrin calming cream is good. I mix baby oil with my basic body cream and it is working fine.
@missybal (4492)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Have you ever tried Melaleuca products? I've heard so many amazing stories about how their products have helped reduce inflammation of eczema and some even to the point they have no breakouts at all. The main ingredient is tea tree oil. The best product by Melaleuca for eczema is their "Renew" lotion. If you would like a free sample of the lotion and some more information on how Melaleuca can help you are welcomed to email me at missyworkathome@yahoo.com as long as you live in the U.S. Here is a site that has a study on the effects of Renew Lotion on eczema http://melaleuca.com/ps/pdf_us/US_RenewPIB0806.pdf
@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I have a couple of spots on my forearm. I just have to remember to use lotion throughout the day and try not to scratch. I'm glad I don't have it more over my body. I could see that it would be a real struggle to deal with. I do have dry skin all over and have to moisturize a lot, but that's under control thankfully.
@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
I get it when i'm either stressed [majority of the time] or pregnant - it's only "mild" but it still drives me batty and i am constantly trying not to scratch it! A lot of information i have about it says not to cover it up as the fabrics may irritate it but i found that if it was covered then i wouldn't have the urge to itch it so much as i would keep looking at it and then next thing i knew i was picking at it ... For me the only thing that has worked have been corticosteriods which i've had to buy with a prescription [i personally usually use Elocon]. It seems to at least stop the itching and then help the eczema clear up.
• United States
20 Feb 07
I have had eczema forever and have struggled with remedies. The Eurcerin calming lotion works wonders for itching. It will also help to use a non-soap body wash, like Cetophil or lye soap. I know you can get Cetophil at a pharmacy such as Walgreens. My brother had it so bad he went to a dermatologist and the doctor said that Eucerin is so oily that it can make eczema worse. So that doctor told my brother to use oil of olay cream rinse and in shower lotion. I haven't tried it, but my brother swears by it.