Soothing Eczema

cole12cole12 Registered Users Posts: 59
I woke up Friday morning with four nice-sized patches of eczema on my arms, leg, and neck :|. My dermatologist gave me an ointment to put on it which is great but I find that when I put it on in the morning it burns like the fires of hell. I am assuming this is from all of the rubbing and scratching I do in my sleep because it doesn't hurt when I reapply later in the day. So does anyone know of anything that could take care of the burning?
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Registered Users Posts: 6,959
    Do you put it on before bed? That's the only suggestion I have, if you don't.
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  • Curly_Cajun_FemmeCurly_Cajun_Femme Registered Users Posts: 342
    As far as the cream goes, try applying after you pat dry from a shower and your skin is a bit damp, that may help lessen the stinging and help prevent the tugging and pulling on your already stressed out skin.
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  • JosephineJosephine Registered Users Posts: 14,408 Curl Connoisseur
    Not sure but I've found the medicine works and it burns less as the eczema starts to heal. It usually does burn when it's kind of raw.
  • mandyvmandyv Registered Users Posts: 2,437 Curl Connoisseur
    Dr. Oz says Tamanu oil is good for skin and ezcema and such. It has antibiotic properties.
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  • taltaltaltal Registered Users Posts: 614
    A few things you can try :
    1) Blend some soft quaker oats in a blender until it becomes powdery, then mix some of the powder with some honey and a little bit of water. Applying it for a short while (about 5 to 10 minutes) before showering, is very soothing.
    2) unrefined shea butter, melt a little till it's liquid and apply.
    3) honey - just rubbing some honey is also very soothing.

    I hope this helps
  • arpinatefoxarpinatefox Registered Users Posts: 52
    I'm sure you already know this (but if not): Google regarding turmeric.

    I first heard about it from The People's Pharmacy some years back.


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