What Actually Works for Eczema?

The Eczema care market is saturated with many types of potential solutions. Many eczema sufferers learn that what works for one person may not always work for another. Lack of a cure, combined with the fear of prolonged usage of medicine, often leads parents to try various natural approaches, hoping to find a solution that may help relieve eczema symptoms. Without a definitive or systematic approach, trial and error methods for eczema can result in the loss of time, the worsening of eczema symptoms, and in severe cases, even hospitalization.

So, what really works for eczema? We turned to research to help us answer some of the questions I have often come across. We analyzed various sources of research studies to paint a picture of eczema remedies and supplements that are popular versus the ones that have been proven to be beneficial in relieving eczema symptoms. It was an intensive effort. However, we think that

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    Lactobacillus acidophilus

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    As per different studies, symptoms in adult AD patients were reduced by intake of L-92.


    Coconut oil

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    As per the studies, coconut oil is as effective and safe as mineral oil when used as a moisturizer.


    Oral Probiotics

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    As per the studies, supplementation with probiotics appears useful for the reduction in the severity of atopic dermatitis.


    Lactobacillus rhamnosus

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    Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG was effective in long-term prevention of AD development as per the studies


    Prebiotics

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    Researches suggest that the supplementation with prebiotics appears useful for the reduction in the severity of atopic dermatitis.


    Fish Oil

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    Researchers evaluation from results suggest that the fish oil supplementation in preventing allergies are likely to occur earlier in infant development.


    Omega 3

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    Pooled results showed a significant reduction in the incidence of eczema.


    Turmeric

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    Studies showed significant improvement in skin disease severity in the turmeric/curcumin treatment groups compared with control groups.


    Calendula

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    As per the studies, patients receiving Calendula Ointment had significantly fewer rash sites.


    Dead Sea Salts

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    Studies showed that bathing in the salt solution was well tolerated, improved skin barrier function, enhanced stratum corneum hydration, and reduced skin roughness and inflammation.


    Hemp Seed oil

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    Different studies showed that hemp seed oil is useful for the treatment of eczema and other skin diseases like dermatitis,cradle cap.


    Vitamin D

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    Recent randomized trials have reported inconsistent, but still promising, results on whether VD supplementation may improve AD severity.


    Aloe vera

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    Aloe vera gel (AV), in spontaneous atopic dermatitis (AD)-like skin lesions revealed that the group receiving only AV in a dose of 0.8 mg/kg p.o provided relief in AD


    Nettle Tea

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    Scientifically proven that Nettles are great for hay fever, asthma, allergies and eczema.


    Iron

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    Fast improvement noted in the skin lesions of the study group patients; (83.33%) patients had complete clearance of their hand eczemas.


    Oolong tea

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    The studies revealed that 74 of the 118 patients showed marked to moderate improvement of their skin condition.


    Licorice

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    Licorice topical gel has been found to be effective for the treatment of eczema, odema.


    Vitamin B12

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    Topical vitamin B(12) should be considered as a treatment option in children with eczema.


    Neem

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    Active chemicals found in the neem tree (Azadirachta indica) have important benefits for a variety of skin disorders.


    Raw Honey

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    The studies showed that honey has been reported to treat eczema.


    γ-Linolenic

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    Different studies revealed that γ-Linolenic acid reduced severity of AD.


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    Olive Oil

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    Different studies show Olive Oil as a promising treatment for individuals with Seborrheic Dermatitis, Acne, Psoriasis, and Atopic Dermatitis, however no specific study has shown conclusive results.


    Zinc

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    Taking zinc by mouth may not appear to improve skin redness or itching in children with eczema.


    Vitamin E

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    The studies showed that those who suffer from eczema also find that the antioxidants in vitamin E can help relieve the itchiness and reduce the inflammation caused by this condition.


    Black Seed Oil

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    Black Seed Oil is used for skin inflammation, Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema, however, studies show inconclusive results.


    Oral Chinese Herbal Medicine

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    Couldn't find conclusive evidence that CHM taken by mouth or applied topically could reduce the severity of eczema.

    Flax seed

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    As per the studies, essential fatty acids in flaxseed oil are largely responsible for its skin-healing powers.

    Tea Tree Oil

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    No study was found to show Tea Tree Oil as an effective treatment for skin disorders.

    Manuka Honey

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    Many studies report the benefits of Manuka Honey when applied topically to wounds and skin conditions however, no study has been performed specifically for its effect on eczema.

    Topical Probiotics

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    Under Research



    Biotin

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    Under Research



    Cod liver Oil

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    Under Research



    Niacin

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    Under Research



    Sunflower Oil

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    Different studies revealed that topical oils on baby skin may contribute to development of childhood atopic eczema.

    Oral H1 Histamines

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    There is currently no high-level evidence to support or refute the efficacy or safety of oral H1 antihistamines used as monotherapy for eczema. A further review of studies.

    Evening primrose oil

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    There is now clear evidence that evening primrose oil are not effective for the treatment of AE.

    Borage Seed Oil

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    There is now clear evidence that borage oil is not effective for the treatment of AE.

    Apple Cider Vinegar

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    Acetic acid and enzymes in Apple Cider Vinegar has been proven to kill bacteria and/or prevent them from multiplying and reaching harmful levels. However, no study has been performed specifically for its effect on eczema.



What Is In This Pretty Picture?

We collected a list of 35 solutions that users search for on the internet for eczema relief. The size of the bubble represents the popularity of the internet search. Therefore, the larger the circle, the more widely searched the term is on the internet.

We then cross-checked this list on various sources, such as scientific publications, reputable medical sources, and research studies published on the web for each solution to create an “evidence” based data repository. The category of each solution is based on the evidence we have found for each of them. As an example, coconut oil is a very popular solution, there is strong evidence that it works to relieve eczema symptoms.

When you click on the bubble, we present more data related to the studies. The thumbs up and down represent a quick overview of all the studies.

How Do I Use This Data?

We are only the aggregators and analytical minds behind the data. We do not provide advice or an opinion on your eczema care routine as a result, neither should this data driven image.
Our goal is to simply provide you with the resources and analytics that are needed to help you find what works for your eczema symptoms. You may use it whatever way you want, however, please consult your doctor before making any changes to your routine.

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