15 Tips To Stop That Itch

Eczema boot camp can help control symptoms

By NEA Community

Published On: Jul 8, 2017

Last Updated On: Jul 15, 2021

Dealing with the urge to scratch is a way of life for people with eczema. We asked our community members what they do when the eczema itch strikes. Here’s what they said:

  1. Always wear cotton, keep moist, and rub instead of scratching your skin
  2. Smack it, don’t scratch it! (stolen from friends with tattoos)
  3. Frogg Toggs cooling towels
  4. I always have moisturizer with me
  5. Keep busy, distracted, and hands occupied
  6. Pure and unrefined Evening Primrose Oil supplement. It has made a huge improvement!
  7. We use “boo boo” packs, which are ice packs with terry cloth covers on them so the ice pack won’t directly touch the skin
  8. Pour cold water over the itch
  9. Aloe. My daughter loves putting it on herself and it soothes eczema straight away
  10. Moisturize with Avène cream
  11. Keeping my nails filed
  12. Vegan soap, Eucerin cream (I keep it in the fridge so it’s nice & cold) and antihistamines. I take fish oil omega 3 supplements and apply them directly to the skin
  13. A cold damp washcloth
  14. A bath with apple cider vinegar
  15. Ice for unbearable itching and burning

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