Soothing Eczema

cole12cole12 Posts: 59Registered Users
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 Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    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 Posts: 342Registered Users
    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 Posts: 14,408Registered Users 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 Posts: 2,437Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Dr. Oz says Tamanu oil is good for skin and ezcema and such. It has antibiotic properties.
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  • taltaltaltal Posts: 614Registered Users
    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 Posts: 52Registered Users
    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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