When you live with regular occurrences of eczema, the dry itchy skin and splotchy red spots unfortunately become the norm. Eczema is much more common than many would think; it affects 31.6 million Americans according to Medical News Today. There are different types and stages of eczema, however, and can vary in severity. The National Eczema Association lists very common symptoms with eczema:
- Dry, sensitive skin
- Inflamed, discolored skin
- Rough, leathery or scaly patches of skin
- Oozing or crusting
- Areas of swelling
However, it is important to consult a physician because Eczema affects everybody differently. And there are seven different types, so to find out what’s best for you, seeking professional help will be the best bet. However, if you have already gone through these steps and wish to find the best cream to help treat your eczema, this is the right place to start.
1. Kamedis Dermatology Eczema Therapy Wash – $14.99
This is perfect for the eczema-sufferer who has a spot or two on their face. It can be used for both eczema or atopic dermatitis. It’s affordable price tag makes it ideal to try out. This is a gentle foaming wash you can incorporate into any nightly routine. It soothes itchy skin and strengthens the skin’s natural barrier. Any age suffering from eczema-related itchy, dry skin can feel safe using this wash.
2. Eucerin Eczema Relief Cream – $9.38-$12.59
This cream can be found online or sometimes in stores for 24 hours hydration. This clinically tested option can relieve itching, minor irritation and dryness. This is a great option for those who have eczema spots and irritation under their clothes. This cream’s simple formula includes, colloidal oatmeal (a skin protectant), ceramide 3, and licorice root extract. It’s safe for infants as young as 3 months.
3. Cetaphil Baby Soothing Wash – $8.49
If you’re dealing with a baby with eczema, it’s ideal to stay away from creams and washes with fragrance or harsh chemicals. Cetaphil has created a soothing wash for infants prone to skin irritation. Safe for babies as young as 3 months, this wash gently cleanses and soothes, while rinsing off easily. This is also a great solution for any adult with sensitive skin.
4. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Whipped Body Balm – $6.49
Wow, this cream is a cheap option for anybody with skin irritation! One of the key ingredients in this one is hyaluronic acid. It’s basically a moisturizer superhero. It’s like a sponge that can bind to 1,000 times its weight in water to moisturize the skin. It can do away with the dryness associated with eczema by moisturizing for up to 12 hours.
5. Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment – $13.74
This is a skincare essential you can find at any local pharmacy. If it was hard to pack your skincare essentials for a trip and you find yourself with an eczema flare up, run to the pharmacy and pick up this cream. Additionally, the barrier this moisturizer forms can help protect from cold as well as dry skin. Since this is such a large tub (and it goes farther than you’d think) consider this as a treat-all solution. It can help with dry hands, chapped lips, dry feet, etc.