How to Treat Eczema on Skin Under the Eye

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Eczema is a skin condition that can cause itchy, flaky, or oozing skin. Eczema can affect any area of the body, including the hands, scalp, shoulders, knees, and even the face. There are many different remedies for treating eczema, but when eczema is on the face or near the eyes, special precautions should be taken.

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Things you need

  • Cleanser
  • Moisturiser
  • Essential oils
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Cloth

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    Change your skin care regimen to include a mild cleanser that contains no harsh soaps or chemicals. Use a moisturiser that will help to keep the skin hydrated, all year round. When applying moisturiser near the eye area, never apply it any closer than ¼ of an inch from the eye.

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    Bathe in moderate-temperature water; hot water tends to dry the skin out even more. Add a few drops of soothing or healing essential oils, such as lavender or chamomile, to the bath water. The oils will help to hydrate and treat the skin. Splash your face a few times with the water. Wet a cloth and apply it to your face for 2 to 3 minutes. After bathing, apply a heavy moisturiser to crusted areas of the skin. Be careful not to get essential oils or moisturiser in your eyes.

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    Apply a hydrocortisone cream to the area, while being sure not to get it any closer than ¼ inch from your eyes. Hydrocortisone will help to relieve any itching, discomfort, dryness, redness, or inflammation and can be purchased at a local department store.

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