Moisturizers. The most important treatment for eczema is the use of moisturizers. Avoid drying soaps, such as antibacterial or deodorant soaps. After bath or shower, pat the skin dry and apply a good moisturizing cream (creams are better than lotions which are mostly water). For very irritated areas, use a Hydrocortisone cream before applying the moisturizer. Reapply moisturizer frequently as needed.
Protect. Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.