Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin disorder that is characterized by red, itchy skin. According to Mayoclinic.com, treatments include creams that aim to reduce inflammation, relieve itching and prevent future flare-ups. Over-the-counter lotions or ointments, like corticosteroid creams, are commonly used; however, because eczema is linked to allergies, certain ingredients can further irritate your skin. Talk to your doctor about your condition, and ask her what product would be right for you.
According to Topconsumerreviews.com, based on effectiveness, safety and cost, Skin-E-Dip is the No. 1 rated cream for eczema. The product's website states that its key ingredients are benzoin, ethyl alcohol, petrolatum, storax, Tolu balsam, vitamin E and zinc oxide. The company claims this cream is free of other ingredients that can cause allergic reactions, including preservatives, lanolin or corticosteroids. The company recommends applying twice daily to affected areas. Talk to your doctor about your eczema to determine if this cream is right for you.
A Native Remedies product, Clearskin-E cream is one of an array of homeopathic and herbal skincare remedies designed in part by a clinical psychologist. With all natural ingredients, no parabens or preservatives and no dyes or perfumes of any kind, Native Remedies supplies you with quality products that are gentle and effective. According to the website, Clearskin-E cream contains vitamin E oil, peppermint oil, bulbinella, bitter aloe ferox, neem, licorice, elder, chickweed, chamomile, roiboos and an herb called cleavers. All ingredients are formulated to reduce inflammation, itching and redness as well as prevent infections while smoothing and softening skin.
One company that offers a cleanser in addition to a lotion is Zenmed. The Dermacare products are formulated to gently cleanse and moisturize your skin. The company website states that the cleanser is composed of deionized water, organic sunflower oil, hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5, rose hip oil and many other natural ingredients. The lotion also has deionized water as well as sweet almond oil, vitamin E, rose essence, among other purportedly beneficial substances. The products are available for purchase separately or together.
The Exzemax product is a cream with active ingredients aloe vera, shea butter, green tea, lavender, tangerine essential oils and avacado oil. Aloe and shea butter contain nutrients to soften and soothe the skin while green tea may help reduce inflammation and protect skin with its antimicrobial properties. Tangerine oils can help maintain the skin's balance and lavender is soothing. Exzemax is made of many other ingredients, like peppermint oil. The website states that due to the inclusion of peppermint oil, Exzemax is not recommended for use on children's eczema. Talk to your doctor about the ingredients in this product to determine if it can help your condition.
Biogetica Eczema Formulas
Topconsumerreviews.com rates this product line with three out of five stars. Several products are designed for different types of eczema. This range gives Biogetica an edge in a market of lotions or creams. The Dry Eczema Essentials kit focuses on eczema rashes with dry skin and flaking while the Wet Eczema Essentials kit contains ingredients that target eczema with fluid or swelling. Biogetica offers a 120-day money back customer satisfaction guarantee, as well as offering a lowest price guarantee.
Christy Callahan has been researching and writing in the integrative health care field for over five years, focusing on neuro-endocrinology. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, earned credits toward a licensure in traditional Chinese medicine and is a certified Pilates and sport yoga instructor.