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SalineTurnip

462d

What do you use (OTC) to manage itching caused by eczema? My head and legs have been itching like crazy lately and I'm scheduling a dermatologist appointment next week but I'd like something to help me cope in the interim.

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    • Coraciidae

      449d

      When I get sudden flares, I cool down the heated feeling with ice. I use Cetaphil as my moisturizer - I find it doesn't hurt with open cuts (and there's a generic CVS version that is the same). I use Vaseline on dry areas to keep them moist but only sometimes since the oily-ness is annoying.

    • Coraciidae

      449d

      When I get sudden flares, I cool down the heated feeling with ice. I use Cetaphil as my moisturizer - I find it doesn't hurt with open cuts (and there's a generic CVS version that is the same). I use Vaseline on dry areas to keep them moist but only sometimes since the oily-ness is annoying.

    • TJisTired

      452d

      Aveeno has been the only thing that has ever worked for me. They've added shampoo to their line as well

      • SalineTurnip

        449d

        @TJisTired I used to use their oatmeal baths and they helped a lot.

    • avocadocherry

      452d

      I cant lie nothing relieves the itch for me, so try and find the source of it and fix that

    • SalineTurnip

      453d

      Thanks to everyone for your replies!

    • serendi

      453d

      SkinMD lotion is the only lotion that’s actually helped it. I can only find it online lately, but it is SO worth it. And one bottle lasts a long, long time. You need to put it on several times a day for the first few days, but eventually you can cut it down a bit. I’ve had horrible eczema since I was a baby (late 20s now), and it is literally the only OTC thing that’s helped. (I’ve only had one prescription that’s helped, too. 😩)

      • serendi

        453d

        @serendi SkinMD is also completely natural! 🙌🏻

    • s0phiee.ee

      453d

      ICE ON IT TO DISTRACT YOU AND AQUAPHOR MORNING AND NIGHT TO GET RID OF ITCHY DRYNESS

    • Godloved

      454d

      After many years since 13 of suffering allergy and eczema I ditched all the stuff my doctor gave me as thought if my skin that sensitive to every thing why then are they giving me pile of chemicals to put on it, so did research and now only use chemical free natural and organic skin products, since then about ten years ago I hardly have any symptoms or itching so win win,

    • FloridaGirl0831

      460d

      If there is no cracked or broken skin you could try aloe or cortisone cream. You may also need to use lotion, as cortisone cream can dry out the skin. For itchy scalp, I like to use shampoo that contains tea tree oil. HOWEVER, my itchy scalp is unrelated to my eczema, so if you have actual eczema on your scalp, maybe research first and make sure tea tree shampoo would be safe for you to use. Hope this helps!

    • Smileys

      461d

      For closed skin that isn't super red and irritated, I use menthol gel. My rashes are more like dry skin patches and bumps and the cooling sensation often helps stop the itch along with a little topical steroid if needed

    • klutz03

      462d

      CeraVe works super well for me!

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