Eczema is a skin condition that is also referred to as atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is the name for a group of chronic, pruritic (itchy), inflammatory skin conditions.
Nature's Prescription Tip:
Skin hydration is a key component of basic management of eczema and its symptoms. Lotions and creams with a high water and low oil content can worsen xerosis (dry, rough, cracking, scaly skin) due to the water evaporating. Thick creams/butters that have a low to no water content better protect against xerosis. To maintain skin hydration emollients (ingredients that soften the skin) should be applied routinely 2-3 times per day as needed, or especially following baths.