Quite a few readers have risen to the challenge of finding remedies to treat eczema.
One reader suggests an elimination diet, and the usual suspects - wheat, gluten, and dairy products - are fingered as the most likely culprits.
Topical treatments can only relieve, but never cure, our reader, a reflexologist, says. Another reader agrees. He's treated five patients with acute eczema and they've all got better after sorting out a chemical imbalance. If you do want a topical cream, try hemp. It relieved some of the worst symptoms of itchiness for one reader. Another uses 5 mL of sweet almond oil with one drop of tea tree and lavender essential oils.
Also, try to reduce stress, do yoga exercises and drink more water.