Eczema, also called irritant contact dermatitis is very common among infants although it can affect anyone at any age. This is a condition that is characterized by inflammation of the skin, drying, pain, itchiness, skin flaking, blisters, weeping, cracking, crusting, leaking and extreme itchiness. The first thing you should do is try to relive the pain using natural based treatments like oat meal, coconut oil, tea tree oil or olive oil. Although the affected area will be very itchy, you should try not to scratch because scratching o rubbing will only cause the breaking of the skin and this will expose it to other infections. Keep the affected area moisturized because eczema prevails on dry skin.
Identify the allergens that caused the irritation and prevent them from coming in contact with the skin. Some of the most common allergens that cause irritation include detergents and soaps, weeds and plants, dust, some foods, animals, cosmetic products, tap water and harsh weather among others. In some instances, the materials of the clothes you may wear can cause irritation on the skin, you should therefore be observant when determining the cause of dermatitis. Although the symptoms may seem lethal or contagious, they are not and you should not be stressed over them. Agonizing mentally over your peril will only make the situation worse. If you have to use any medication, use natural based remedies because chemical based ones may have side effects that may last long and can be worse than the actual disorder.
The best thing to do at this point is to use home remedies for eczema to relieve pain, quell the itching and subside the swelling and inflammation as well as other symptoms. Home remedies do not have side effects, they are easy to make and best of all, they are effective in suppress ing eczema.