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Oatmeal

Good for: Colloidal oatmeal — or regular oatmeal ground into a powder in a blender — can be mixed into bath water to relieve eczema (itchy, dry skin).

 

Limitations: Best for more mild cases; not medicinal so if you have severe eczema, talk to your doctor if you need something stronger.

Can replace: Topical anti-itch creams and non-prescription steroid creams such as hydrocortisone