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Good skin care routines can help you avoid the itchy skin that comes from eczema flare-ups. Using good emollients and avoiding possible irritants such as fragrances found in detergents and soaps can decrease your risk for an eczema flare-up. Cotton clothing, double rinsing the laundry and avoidance of fabric softeners may also be helpful. If you are experiencing an eczema flare-up, a short course of topical steroids prescribed by your healthcare provider may be needed to treat your itchy skin.
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredWant to soothe the red, itchy skin associated with eczema? Try sprinkling a half-cup of baking soda into a warm bath and soak for 15 minutes for instant relief.