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5 Natural Treatments for Dry Eczema

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Eczema is a fairly common but complicated skin disease, often characterized by patchy inflamed skin that can blister, scale, and cause itchiness and misery. It’s often nicknamed “the rash that itches.” Some people outgrow the condition, but other people continue to have symptoms throughout their adulthood. Although there is no current cure for eczema, treatment for dry eczema focuses on healing skin and soothing symptoms.

D ry eczema is not contagious, but if it begins affecting quality of life or does not go away, it is important to consult a doctor or healthcare professional. However, there are many eczema dry skin treatments you can try at home.

1. Natural Moisture

With sensitive itchy skin, you want to be careful about what ingredients you’re applying that might be absorbed into the body. We recommend all-natural moisturizing creams and balms that won’t burn or irritate your dry eczema.

Organic Manuka Soothing Skin Cream works wonders for dry eczema with its active ingredients of Manuka oil and Manuka honey, which both have strong antibacterial properties, allowing skin to heal. 

Emily Soothers Super Dry Soother is a great product to try if you’re struggling with thick, scaly, dry eczema that resembles “crocodile” skin. It contains natural oils infused with Chinese herbs to help moisturize even the driest skin.

You can also take a look at these other dry eczema treatment options.

2. Wet and Dry Wrap Therapy

Another great treatment for dry eczema is a simple but effective at-home technique using a natural moisturizer and form-fitted clothing or bandage to wrap affected areas, called wet wrapping and dry wrapping.

To make wrapping simpler and more effective, specialty eczema wrap garments are great!

For dry wrapping, take a look at this line from Remedywear which features soft, silkly TENCEL plus zinc for skin soothing benefits. Learn more about dry wrapping here.

>For wet wrapping babies, toddlers, and young children, we recommend:

WrapESoothe Eczema Suit in sizes up to 3T

WrapESoothe Pants and WrapESoothe Shirt in sizes 4-5T.

GoumiHat for babies suffering from dry eczema on the scalp or cradle cap, sized to fit 3-6 months.

For wet wrapping older children, teens, and adults with more localized dry eczema, for instance, on an arm or leg, check out  WrapESoothe Body Bands. If you’re still unsure, learn more about wet wrapping here.

3. Scratching Mittens

Since one of the worst symptoms of dry eczema is itchy skin, it’s important to keep scratching to a minimum, because it often makes the condition worse and can even lead to infection. Babies and little kids often can’t help from scratching,so keep their skin protected and avoid infection with mittens like these  ScratchMeNot Flip Mitten Sleeves - they are a true lifesaver.  Jennifer, The Eczema Company's founder, used them nightly with her son when he was 2-3 years old, and she credits them with a big portion of his healing. He wore them at night to prevent scratching in his sleep. They can also be worn during the day and are made from soft, natural, breathable material for sensitive skin.

For adults who also need help to stop scratching, this  Comfymitt Top comes with protective mittens, so that you don’t subconsciously start scratching in your sleep.

Check out our full collection of eczema mittens and gloves and browse our collection of eczema sleepwear which in many cases comes with attached mittens as well.

4. Bathing + Hand Washing

Anyone who suffers from eczema, knows that bathing can be a nightmare, especially if skin is cracked or sensitive. However, if your itchy, dry skin is able to tolerate bathing, there are several natural soaps you can try, in small amounts to preserve the skin’s natural oils. Even the most natural and moisturizing soap should be used sparingly. And then be sure to moisturize the skin after washing, too. Finding a good moisturizing soap is tricky, but we recommend:

  • Emily Smoothers Liquid Soap because it contains olive oil, as well as Chinese herbs to fight against dry skin. And it can double as a shampoo for shorter hair.
  • Grass Fed Tallow Soap is excellent for eczema and sensitive, allergy-prone skin. It’s paleo-friendly and made the old-fashioned way with lye, water, and grass-fed tallow for deep, long-lasting moisture. Simple and pure.

5. Healing From Within

Although there are several natural treatments for dry eczema, it’s important to remember that sometimes the best way to treat this type of eczema is to heal from within. The body is a complex system, and a number of factors, including stress and our diet can affect flare-ups.

If you feel like you’re not having success in fully treating your dry eczema, then you may want read our post  How to Get Rid of Eczema Naturally.


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