Your skin is dry, itchy, and inflamed. It’s peeling and bleeding, and you’ve tried everything to get it under control, with no luck.
Your doctor gives you some steroid cream and sends you on your way. It works temporarily, but it never really gets rid of the problem. And the second you stop using it…that eczema is back, and even worse than before.
Unfortunately, eczema is very complicated and needs a bit of trial and error to figure out what works for each person.
Also important to note: eczema is usually an external symptom of a deeper issue, like inflammation, food allergies, gut health imbalance, etc. So as important as it is to get some immediate relief, it’s even more important to locate the root cause so you can find the best way to manage it long term.
The links below have info and resources that will help you manage eczema naturally and get you the help and relief you need.
How I’m Managing My Toddler’s Eczema – I wrote this when we were dealing with my son’s eczema years ago, but the info is useful for adults and children alike.
Soothing Oatmeal Bath for Eczema and Itchy Skin – This homemade bath soak helps moisturize the skin and create a protective barrier to help you sleep at night.
The Eczema Company – I love this company for all things eczema related. They curate some of the best eczema products all in one place. We’ve used products from the Emily Skin Soothers line and had good results with those. The owner, Jennifer, is very accessible and is always willing to help you find the right products to try for your specific needs. So I would definitely recommend emailing her through the contact form on the site!