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If you are like me, the unpredictable weather at times can really leave you with dry itchy skin. In fact, being diagnosed with eczema several years ago clued me in on how weather, stress, and overall health can make my skin feel. Below are some tried and true Frugal Eczema Treatment Options! This list includes things that have helped me tremendously but are not a cure. As always, we recommend seeking professional medical treatment first and foremost.
Frugal Eczema Treatment Options
Eczema is often related to autoimmune disorders and can be difficult to treat. However, what is also referred to as dry skin or dermatitis can be a form of eczema in some individuals that just goes unnoticed. If you find yourself sensitive to soaps, fragrances, pet dander, and mold, you may also find your skin has an occasional eczema flare. Eczema creates dry patches of flaky skin that can be anywhere from on your arms and torso to your scalp.
This is the best pantry remedy for so many things. A nice slathering of organic coconut oil a few times a day can really moisturize your skin and help keep eczema outbreaks at bay.
Shea Butter Body Products
Another highly recommended option is to include shea butter products in your bathing routine. Shampoo, conditioner, lotions, and soaps including shea butter offer better moisturization and also smell amazing.
Oatmeal baths are a common frugal eczema treatment option. You just add a few cups of oats to lukewarm bath water and soak for 20-25 minutes.
Over the counter hydrocortisone creams
Sometimes, when the itching is just too much, an over the counter hydrocortisone cream is a great topical treatment. It helps heal the damaged skin and also relieves the itching.
Lavender essential oils
Some individuals have had great success with a mixture of coconut oil and lavender essential oil as a treatment for dry itchy eczema related patches on their skin.
The air getting too dry inside can create issues in my skin. In the summer months, the outdoors are so hot and humid, but we keep the air conditioning on so we don’t get overheated. Sometimes, that creates very dry air indoors. My solution is to run a humidifier in common rooms in our home.
These are just some of our tips for dry itchy eczema outbreaks! What do you use?