Scratch That Itch: Effective Eczema Relief Tips You Need To Try

Scratch That Itch: Effective Eczema Relief Tips You Need To Try - Scrachee

Excessive itching can be a nightmare for someone with eczema and we understand it more than anyone, as I went through the same thing with my little one. For this reason, we want to share with you some tips that will help you soothe the itching and bring peace back into your home. Let's get to it! 👇

Avoid scratching!👩‍🏫

Although it may bring some relief at first, scratching is one of the main allies of itching. That's why... The more you scratch, the more itchy you feel!

By scratching, your nails generate damage to the skin and the skin becomes irritated and reddened. And guess what? This only increases the intensity of the itch. So, the more you scratch, the more itchy it gets and the worse your eczema looks. And, in this way, you have fallen into an unhealthy vicious circle.

Tips to prevent scratching

  • When the itching becomes very intense, you can try tapping the area or applying pressure.
  • If you can't avoid scratching, you can cover the area.
  • Keep the nails short.
  • For small children, socks or gloves can be worn at night.
  • It is also essential to keep them busy or keep their minds distracted to avoid involuntary scratching, for this reason, constant recreational or educative activities are ideal to stop scratching.

Baths to relieve itching 🛀

Dead Sea Salt Baths

Dead Sea Salt can be very beneficial for people with eczema, as its high mineral content can help soothe and moisturize the skin. Here we share a way to prepare a soothing bath with it for your little one:

In a bathtub with warm water, add 2 tablespoons of dead sea salt and let soak for 10 to 15 minutes. If it is a baby bathtub, 1 teaspoon is enough.

Apple vinegar baths

This type of vinegar has become a good natural skin care supplement, plus, it helps reduce itching, so it helps relieve the annoying symptoms of eczema.

To try a bath with apple cider vinegar:

  • Add ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar to a tub of warm water.
  • Soak for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse thoroughly all over.
  • Moisturize skin within minutes of getting out of the bath.

Don't forget the wet wraps🧺

Wet wraps can be the relief your little one needs at times when the itching has become unbearable. Here it is in 4 easy steps:

  • Soak an entire cotton cloth in cool water.
  • Place the cloth on the affected areas of your child's skin.
  • Cover with a layer of dry cloth or clothing.
  • Leave it on for a few hours or overnight.

Learn about the benefits of wet wraps

  • Reduces itching.
  • Prevents scratching.
  • Moisturizes the skin.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Improves redness.

Apply our Gold Up Body Oil 🌟

Our oil provides just what your little ones need when their skin is dry and itchy. This soothing body oil does double duty, as it also works great on adults who have very sensitive skin that is prone to irritation.

After showering and on clean skin, apply 3 to 5 drops of the Gold Up oil to the skin and then follow with the Soaked Body Cream, apply a generous amount to the hand and then massage onto the skin.

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