There is no one answer for eczema skin problems but some people have found the following to be useful in terms of what can be possible culprits for eczema symptoms and rash outbreaks. First of all, don’t scratch . Where gloves, scream do what you have to do to avoid doing that. It will complicate things and may add bacteria into the mix leading to a secondary rash. Take antihistamines and use flax seed oil to relieve the itching
Some people have found the following cause eczema reactions: Nickel/chrome plated jewelry, snaps
Latex, Talc (powder often used in latex gloves) ,Laundry detergent ,Fabric Softener ,Antibiotic Soaps
and lanolin. Not everyone is sensitive to these items of course.
For food reactions that can cause itchy skin rashes. The list includes: wheat, dairy products (especially milk) ,nuts and eggs. You can get allergy tested to know for sure. Food dyes are a no-no for many people with eczema.
Try to wear rubber gloves when washing dishes, and don’t let your hands be constantly wet. This can be an irritant. Use soap-free cleansers or mild, non-alkaline (neutral) soap, including:
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Phisoderm Clean Cleanser
Soapless Foaming Cleanser by Sisley
Aprivera Body & Hair Cleanser
I have found neem oil moisturizers helpful from the health food store. You can moisturize with olive oil, coconut oil, sesame, honey, and vegetable oil. Commercial lotions include aquaphor, eucerin and fragrance free lotions. Don’t let your body’s oils dry out but protect them via moisturizing right after the shower and using a humidifier in the house. Don’t trap sweat on your body, this has re-awakened eczema for me and I now am very careful after exercising or when I’m out in the sun.
I recommend this book for a comprehensive approach to stop eczema. It is a whole system and involves dietary changes . People hop around trying an herb here, a vitamin there and different things and have no program . Several people have wrote me on it but it has a money back guarantee as well so it is risk free. Eczema Cure Book