Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up


3. Try a Relaxation Technique

From deep breathing to yoga and visualization, there are many ways to relax. Find out what’s offered in your community and then see what works best for you. "What helps someone relax is an individual choice," says Belsito. "While some people may enjoy biofeedback or meditation, those options aren’t for everyone." Other options include progressive relaxation and listening to a relaxation CD. Another idea is to take a few minutes each day to write your concerns down on a piece of paper. You can rip up the paper when you’re done.

4. Get Some Exercise

Exercise is another great stress buster. Whether your exercise of choice is walking, running, or playing tennis, it can improve your physical and mental health. Exercise also releases chemicals in your brain that can make you feel good. But if sweat is a trigger for your eczema, make sure to take a cool or lukewarm shower soon after your workout to remove sweat.

5. Talk About It

If your stress is routed in deeper problems with your marriage, family, or job, you may want to talk with a counselor or therapist. Sometimes just talking about your problems with someone can help relieve your stress. In some cases, a mental health professional can also prescribe medication that can help with stress and anxiety.

6. Do Something You Enjoy

Make time to do the things you enjoy. Whether it’s playing sports, reading a book, or participating in a hobby or group, doing something you like can take your mind off your stress and make you feel good.

7. Ask for Help

If you’ve tried, but can’t seem to control your stress or your eczema, ask your doctor for help. "The connection between eczema and stress can be a vicious cycle. Sometimes you may need a little help breaking that cycle," says Belsito.