The itching of eczema can sometimes feel unbearable. And yet, the more you scratch, the itchier your skin becomes.
To stop the cycle of eczema, here are six tips to soothe the itch.
1. Moisturize skin affected by eczema often.
In most cases, moisturizers are the first step in itch control. Applying moisturizer helps lock in your skin’s own moisture. “Recent studies reveal that individuals with eczema have gaps between the cells in their skin that allow allergens to get in,” says Andrea Cambio, MD, FAAD, medical director of Cambio Dermatology in southwest Florida. “Moisturizer can fill these gaps and make it harder for allergens to get into the skin.”