Skin Creams and Ointments
With eczema there are numerous skin products to apply. Here’s what I’ve used:
Fobancort is a strong corticosteroid (Betamethasone) cream for infected (Sodium Fusidate as antiseptic) skin disorders. I apply this on sites that weep. Usually, they dry overnight: testament to its strength. Quite expensive.
Mild corticosteroid cream available over-the-counter at any good pharmacy. Not expensive. Usually apply this to weeping sites. Stops the weeping but have to continually use for a week to get complete healing.
Nutraplus Urea 5%
Use this as a moisturizer. Very expensive and a bit of a smell.
Generic Aqueous Cream
Cheap over-the-counter soap substitute but I also use it as an after shower moisturizer. Have to apply a lot though. No odour.
Tar based soap. Used it for a while with no benefit. Stopped using it because of cost and bloody stinks.
Normal Bar Soap
Just normal Lux soap. I try to get lavender or milk. Cheap. Doesn’t dry the skin too much.
Dove Shower Cream
Expensive and doesn’t seem to do much for me.
These are the traditional ones:
Virgin Coconut Oil
Given to me by the Indian traditional practitioner. DO NOT USE!! This oil made my eczema very much worse. I never had weeping and craquale eczema until I started using this. Please beware!
Excellent salve. I have them growing in my garden. Doesn’t work fast but skin heals nicely. Doesn’t stop weeping sites quick enough though. Can also be messy to apply.
Warm showers seem to help my skin. Maybe the pores open and the toxins get washed away? Doesn’t dry my skin too much.