2. How to ease eczema
The itchy rashes, scaly patches and skin cracks that signal eczema usually appear on your hands or neck or on the insides of your elbows or the backs of your knees. It can be a chronic condition associated with allergies.
The cure: Add a sprinkle of baking soda or uncooked oats to a warm bath for a skin-soothing effect. If the area becomes infected, your doctor may recommend adding a capful of bleach to your bath to get some relief. According to the Mayo Clinic, bleach kills skin-irritating bacteria. Make sure you spend only five to 10 minutes in the tub and don't submerge your head.
Call your doctor: If you're too itchy to sleep, you suspect your skin is infected or your condition doesn't improve within a few days of treatment.
Read more: Seven foods that naturally fight eczema