How can ointments help with treating eczema?
Of the three types of moisturizers (lotions, creams, and ointments), ointments are the best for eczema because they have the most oil. They won't burn when you put them on your skin and they help it hold on to moisture. Some people like to use them overnight. This gives your skin time to absorb them fully. Petroleum jelly and mineral oil are examples.
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