Best products from r/eczema

We found 52 comments on r/eczema discussing the most recommended products. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 261 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top comments mentioning products on r/eczema:

u/guyshealeczema · 2 pointsr/eczema

Hey I'm so sorry your son is going through this. I had atopic dermatitis/eczema since I was a kid until about 30. I had the same experience with lotions, steroid ointments, and antibiotics. They were only temporary fixes and my eczema would always come back worse. A long term solution is what's needed. Here's what I did with my diet to heal my eczema long term. I believe it can work for him too.

Carbs: Stick to White Rice, Potatoes/Sweet Potatoes/Tubers, and Fruit (yes some sugar is ok). Carbs did wonders to help my skin heal. I know that low-carb is very popular these days but I don't recommend that especially for eczema. Just go with carbs that are natural and that he can digest well. If he's going to eat bread stick to freshly baked all natural bread. For example the stuff they have in the bakery section at a natural health food grocery store. Don't get the pre-sliced stuff that's been sitting on the shelf for who knows how long.

SEA SALT: Yes have some added salt is OK. It's also an anti-stress nutrient and can help calm down inflammation. Salt meals to taste.

Remove Bad Fats: Remove all Polyunsatured Fats (PUFAS) because they're highly inflammatory. This is HUGE. This is includes oils like Canola, Soybean, Peanut, Corn, Sunflower, and Safflower. These oils are abundant in store bought salad dressings, chips, junk foods, pastries, etc. Usually anything that's processed and pre-packaged.

Eat Good Fats: Coconut oil, Organic butter, Olive Oil, Beef Tallow, Avocado, and the fats that are in healthy animal protein.

Healthy Animal Protein: Grass-fed beef or lean cuts of regular beef, organic chicken, eggs, and fish. If he has issues with Milk then removing it for a while may help to see how he reacts. Either that or buy grass-fed whole milk. Don't be afraid of protein because it helps the skin heal and rebuild itself.

Other foods: Cut down on Almonds, Peanuts, Walnuts, and Almond/Cashew milk too. These have PUFAs in them and contain antinutrients. Plus my skin has never really benefited from eating these.

Skincare products: I no longer use prescriptions from doctors and my skin is pretty much healed. But what I use, and this may sound weird, is Tallow Soap and Tallow Balm. Tallow is made from beef fat and these products DO NOT dry my skin out or irritate it. Other than than I also use Defense Soap. It's made from Tea Tree Oil and can prevent infections. This is all natural stuff you can buy on Amazon.

I know this is a long message and I don't have enough time to go into the science of all this stuff. But this is what helped my skin heal naturally long-term after years of reading books/blogs and trial and error. Best wishes to your son.

u/metalola · 8 pointsr/eczema

Hey! dont lose hope, you can manage your symptoms! I remember feeling as blue as you, and I've had eczema over my entire body, but with some hard work and research, I have all my eczema under control, and I spend the majority of my life with ZERO eczema. It's possible, you just need to figure out what works for you.

This is what works for me, I made a huge post about it a while back:

You are clearly an intelligent and capable person if you became an engineer, managing your eczema is gonna be no sweat! You just need to be pointed in the right direction. I HIGHLY recommend you read this book: It seriously changed my life. The problem with GPs is that eczema is not a fatal illness and they literally spend maybe a day on it in medical school. Try getting a referral to a Dermatologist, they will be able to prescribe you more effective steroids and help you more.

u/tiffownsthis · 1 pointr/eczema

I have a similar problem and my husband has been very supportive. If he sees me scratching he will take my hands and hold them. He also draws oatmeals baths for me and sits with me while I soak.

I've used a lot of products over the years that did not help with my itching but I will recommend these two as excellent and worth a try:

Aveeno Bath Oatmeal

Goldbond Eczema Relief Lotion

The Goldbond is the best eczema lotion I have ever used and does not have steroid in it.

Make sure she sees a doctor as soon as she can to find out her triggers and eliminate them from her environment. Mine turned out to be animal dander, cleaning chemicals, and perfumes/fragrances in soaps. It required quite a lifestyle change but now I only have rate flare ups that I can usually nip in the bus by not scratching. Good luck.

u/sampatel1998 · 2 pointsr/eczema

You'll have to try a few things to see what works and what you (your body) likes. Here's what I've done in the past when I've had a whole body issue. #1 Get the flare down and #2 Eliminate any itch causers.

  1. Bath. I soak my body in water and do some sort of oat bath like this

  2. Cream. I also find many creams tend to burn my skin when it's flared up, but I've stuck to this one for the one I use right out of the shower. So pat dry and lotion up with this If that doesn't work for you, try to find a lotion that works for you. Plain old nivea lotion also worked for me but it's a bit oily.

  3. Steroid. If you okay with them, you should hit this hard with something for a week (2 x per day), then back off to once a day.

  4. Sheets. Use clean sheets as much as possible. Even iron them with the steam on high (including pillow case). Use a smell free detergent if possible.

  5. Keep you bed and floor area clean and vacuum. Dust mites could be an issue.

  6. Chill out in bed a lot, relax, but on a good TV show. This will reduce stress.

  7. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated

  8. Take an allergy medicine to reduce itch

    Okay, that's all I can think of now.
u/_playswithsquirrels_ · 6 pointsr/eczema

Yup, probiotics have about as much health-benefits as taking multivitamins. Nothing concrete as far as we know now.

Want to treat your eczema? Take colder showers. Keep your living space clean. Get plenty of sleep. Eat healthier. Go to an allergist and figure out what you are allergic to (cannot stress this one enough). Keep your skincare routine simple, but effective. I basically only use a moisturizer and protopic when things get bad.

I use this moisturizer, Eucerin Original Healing Creme. I love this product because it literally only contains seven ingredients (Water, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Ceresin, Lanolin Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Piroctone Olamine), none of which cause flareups for myself. Highly recommend it.

I also use this shampoo, and it's been working very well for me so far. No more dandruff or scalp itchiness.

I do not use any facial cleansers or body shampoo, mostly because I haven't found a good product for myself yet. My skin stays relatively clear even without using them too. Open to suggestions though if people have any.

u/458steps · 4 pointsr/eczema

Sorry you're going through this :( Someone in a previous post talked about having good experience with O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream. I've used it too and it definitely burns when you first put it but within two days, my hands starts to heal.

Have you tried applying a shit ton of oil and then wearing gloves before going to bed? That helps lock in the moisture too. Good luck and I hope it gets better soon!

u/apple-pen · 1 pointr/eczema

Awesome! So happy for you. Another thing you can do, if you want, is get those moisturizing glove type of thing and wear it after applying amlactin before you sleep, it might help speed up what it does. Here's an example of one:


Keep us posted. Hopefully by the time your wedding is around you are better!

u/boobieprincess · 2 pointsr/eczema

I think Maltese might be a hypoallergenic breed actually, so that’s good! But yeah try different eating habits. I’m vegan now and my skin is pretty happy, in addition to not living with a cat or a dog these days. But dude, I totally get it. Sometimes it’s even hard to listen to other people’s advice, like do this, do that and you don’t see results. It’s maddening. But hang in there, something will change and you will see happy/healthy skin one day.
When my skin was really bad, like so bad I had to take 2 weeks off work b/c the pain and infections I had gotten as a result of my open skin , the only time I left okay, and comfortable was in an oatmeal bath. I would take one in the morning and one before bed. It was the only thing I looked forward too. I spent a lot of time in the tub and it seemed to offer some relief. I would also put a couple splashes of apple cider vinegar to help kill bacteria. Maybe give it a try? These are the ones I have used. Feel better💙

u/weirdgirl9 · 1 pointr/eczema

I use mother of all creams and aveeno ultra calming moisturizer in multiple times a day.

also to keep it natural: i do a coffee grounds and coconut oil scrub or honey, brown sugar, and coconut oil. it feels great on the entire body and smells amazing.

u/Paladuck · 1 pointr/eczema

The best lotion I've ever used is Cetaphil Restoraderm. I order it on Amazon because I've yet to see it in any local drug stores. My dermatologist called it the "Ferrari of lotions" and it has worked wonders for me. I usually have that and CeraVe on hand. Use Restoraderm or CeraVe to moisturize after a shower and then slather some Aquaphor on top to lock in the moisture.

u/seaparade · 1 pointr/eczema

If you wanna know what velcro I used, this is what I took it from!

I swear I bought these for their original intention, but I got curious one day lol

u/your_woman · 2 pointsr/eczema

Great suggestions by everyone. Tried tar gel and nizoral, I think nizoral worked better for me but the fragrance was flaring my eczema. I do jojoba oil scalp treatments, as needed.

This is my daily shampoo these days and I think it has help to prevent a flaky scalp:

u/shartie · 2 pointsr/eczema

My wife runs a hair salon and had me try Jojoba oil cause nothing else was working for me. It has done a amazing job at cutting down the flakes and most of the itching. This is the stuff I ordered and gonna order it again.

Leven Rose Organic 100% Pure Cold Pressed Unrefined Natural Jojoba Oil, 4 oz

I work in a very warm shop so I would put it on in the morning after a shower then mid day and once again after my night shower.

u/eauclare · 1 pointr/eczema

I feel you :( It sounds like you're taking some good steps. I make sure to wash my feet when I get home, I find that if I don't my feet will get really itchy later on / in the middle of the night. But if I get home, wash my feet and moisturize, they are less irritated and I don't wake up scratching.


I also bought spa "booties" to wear at night so that I can put on a ton of moisturizer and then put on the sock booties and it helps it absorb and protect my feet. These are the ones I have: Although they do come off at night sometimes, I still think they help.

u/Monsteraplant · 2 pointsr/eczema

Try limiting your fingernail's access to your arms by wearing gloves.

I have eczema on my hands and arms (and everywhere), and scratch like crazy at night. I usually manage to take the gloves off during the night so I wear cotton gloves with a really long sock on top, that is pulled all the way up to armpit making my hand into a comfortable fist. You probably need an extra person to help get this armor on.

I didn't used to have eczema on my hands, but gloves and/or socks is still a good preventative to stop scratching damage on the rest of your body.

As my hands are very eczema-y I typically wear clean gloves almost every night. These are a solid buy if you need many pairs -

u/triciann · 3 pointsr/eczema

Sounds like an allergy to something you’re using in the shower or the water itself. Are you on well water? Or could be hard city water. Maybe try a shower filter like this: AquaBliss High Output 12-Stage Shower Filter - Reduces Dry Itchy Skin, Dandruff, Eczema, and Dramatically Improves The Condition of Your Skin, Hair and Nails - Chrome (SF100)

u/get2dichoppa · 2 pointsr/eczema

Yea thats kind of why i tried to rank what I thought helped me the most. Honestly it could be one, or all of them - im not really sure i just threw everything in the kitchen sink at it.


I read a lot when looking up supplements. The sad piece is most supplements do little to nothing - assuming your diet is on point. Two supps I have found with good evidence to support there purported benefits are Vit D & Fish Oil. Vit D I take because I live in the Northeast US, so sunlight this time of year is sparse. Fish oil is supposedly good for skin barrier repair - along with heart/brain health. I eat a tremendous amount of fish but it doesnt hurt popping a pill every morning. Heres the brand i take

u/pro_forma_life · 5 pointsr/eczema

How big/ where are the patches? I have pretty severe facial eczema I keep under control with Hado Labo Moist Lotion. That stuff doesn't burn broken skin when it goes on (even on eyelids!). I comes out like a liquid and isn't greasy in the least, but it works very very well for me.

u/Gulistan_ · 1 pointr/eczema


18 pounds on amazon uK. But after Brexit everything will be even more expensive.

Have you ever tried Elave? It is Irish and works really well. They have a 500 grams pump tub for 15. European brands are same quality as US brands. They are only mentioned very little inhere as most users are american and the brands are not available there

u/branomac · 2 pointsr/eczema

I just bought these and washed them to use last night for my arms and legs. They are pretty tight around my legs though. triamcinolone -> Cerave -> Aquaphor
For my hands I use cotton gloves, same moisturizers and steroid creams

u/murkr · 1 pointr/eczema

It definitely helped. im noticing some puffiness around the area, im not sure if its from the cream or the eczema though.

u/zigmus64 · 1 pointr/eczema

Put these on right after you apply.

Biggest downside is that you can't use touch screens.