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What is the best way to relieve eczema damage?

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Eczema can make your skin so cracked and scaly that it breaks open. The itch can get intense enough to make you scratch until you bleed. The best ways to relieve eczema damage and heal faster are to moisturize and take extra care to protect your skin.

SOURCES:

National Eczema Association: "Basics of Moisturizing," "Hand Eczema," "Moisturizers," "Moisturizing," "Neurodermatitis," "Protect Your Hands at Home," "Symptoms."

National Eczema Society: "Atopic Eczema," "Emollients," "Topical Steroids."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 04, 2018

SOURCES:

National Eczema Association: "Basics of Moisturizing," "Hand Eczema," "Moisturizers," "Moisturizing," "Neurodermatitis," "Protect Your Hands at Home," "Symptoms."

National Eczema Society: "Atopic Eczema," "Emollients," "Topical Steroids."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 04, 2018

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