More than 31 million people in the U.S. live with some type of eczema, according to the National Eczema Foundation. Otherwise known as atopic dermatitis, eczema affects all ages and races.
There is no cure for eczema, so treatment focuses on managing the symptoms of the disorder, which include inflammation, itchiness and cracking of the skin.
Along with working with your doctor to manage your condition, here are 13 natural remedies for eczema that may help soothe your skin and ease symptoms. Plus, keep scrolling for five supposed home remedies for eczema that you should probably avoid.
1. Apply Moisturizers With Glycerin
People with eczema are missing key agents in their skin’s barrier that keep it intact and well-moisturized, which means that treating and preventing eczema flare-ups starts with replacing moisture in the skin.