Itching for change? So are the more than 30 million Americans who have eczema, an occasionally debilitating condition that causes skin to become agitated, red, and sore.
Stress, dry air, soaps, and sweat can all trigger an outbreak. Some people can resist the itch, but others scratch till it bleeds, making the problem worse.
There’s no cure for eczema (a.k.a. atopic dermatitis), but there are plenty of ways to control the unwanted effects. Prescription medications, light therapy, and creams and ointments can all heal the skin and prevent future flare-ups.
While a trip to the pharmacy isn’t the only answer, some highly touted natural remedies are bogus. Not so, however, with the following eight. They’re proven to effectively keep your eczema symptoms at a simmer.