Solutions for Eczema

What are the Most Common Solutions for Eczema?

Eczema is an inflammatory skin issue whose symptoms include dryness, itchiness, blisters, scaly patches and even skin infections. Causing the skin’s surface to become uneven and irritated, the condition weakens the skin’s own innate barrier function. Naturally, parents with children with the problem are keen to find the best solution for eczema .

Let’s take a look at the available options.

Emollient Creams

Visit your GP for your child’s eczema, and your doctor will invariably prescribe an emollient cream to provide soothing and hydration. While this is a common treatment, it’s often not the best solution for eczema . That’s because the hydration it provides is temporary and the skin isn’t able to breathe and regulate its own moisture levels. In summary, emollients are treating the symptoms of eczema (dry, flakey skin) rather than addressing the root cause.

These paraffin-based creams prevent the skin’s from releasing moisture in the same way, and they often lead to an increase in inflammation. This means trying to strike an almost impossible balance between hydration and irritation. As such, emollient creams represent an ultra-short-term measure and are far from being a permanent solution for eczema.


Sometimes eczema is caused when a person has an allergic reaction to an external factor, such as pollen. With this kind of contact eczema, you get the same familiar symptoms, such as redness, inflammation and itchiness. Fortunately, this type of flare-up can be controlled with antihistamines such as diphenhydramine or cetirizine.

This can’t be called the best solution for contact or atopic dermatitis as its use case is so narrow. If your child has no allergies, then it’s not going to do a great deal.

Steroid Creams

When atopic dermatitis becomes more severe and is not responding well to emollient creams, the next step is to use steroid creams that work to address the increased inflammation. In certain cases, they’re exactly what the person needs, but steroids are a very short-term solution, usually meant for use for no more than 7 days.

There’s always the risk of over-using steroids which can have a permanent impact on the skin, sometimes making it thinner and affected by stretch marks. Moreover, it can lead to withdrawal symptoms that are worse than the original condition.

Diet Control

There are also some good natural solutions for eczema, at least for the indirect alleviation of symptoms. Certain food groups are known to trigger eczema, with cow’s milk, wheat, soya, peanuts and eggs listed among the offending items that can result in flare-ups. Studies show that 1 in 3 eczema sufferers can gain relief in this way.

Again, however, the use cases are quite narrow. 66% of children will not gain any benefit in relation to their eczema and restricting their intake in this way may affect their development. Again, this is not even close to representing a permanent solution for eczema .


Baby Clothes for Eczema Skin

HappySkin Ezcema Baby Clothing

Lastly, we come to an option that could accurately be described as a permanent solution for eczema. HappySkin eczema baby clothing is able to restore healthy skin function, allowing it to regain its ability to regulate its moisture and, in turn, body temperature. It’s able to do this thanks to the innovative DreamSkin Polymer that coats every garment.

This coating is proven to stimulate the subdermal skin receptors that control moisture, which become dormant when eczema occurs. By tricking the skin into thinking that it’s once again working properly, the result is that it’s able to heal itself over time. Worn next to the skin, this super-soft Tencel/Cotton also helps to soothe the affected area.

Children quickly forget they’re wearing this comfortable clothing and slowly, now that the skin can cool them down when warm (by releasing moisture) and warm them up  when cold (by retaining moisture). This is clearly the best solution for eczema , as it addresses the root cause of the eczema and is  not restricted to a narrow use case.

It can also accurately be called a more effective solution for eczema, as it works for as long as your child is wearing the garments. To find out more about HappySkin eczema garments, follow the link below.


Shop Now

Watch our helpful video below

Free Eczema Skin Care Guide

HappySkin has created a helpful baby eczema skin care routine guide that answers most parents’ common questions.

You will find topics on:

✔️Eczema care routine

✔️Baby eczema bath routine

✔️How to wash eczema skin

✔️Eczema face wash routine

Download Eczema Skin Care Guide


Eczema is a long-term condition which causes the skin to become dry, red, itchy, and cracked. It is most common in children and may improve over time.

The most common form of eczema is atopic eczema, which can affect any part of the body but is often found inside the elbows, knees, on the neck, hands, cheeks, and scalp.

If traditional medication is not working or you need just need some advice on how to get the best out of your HappySkin garments, please arrange an appointment with one of our skin experts, who will explain just how the skin works and how to treat their eczema flare up by dealing with the root cause of the problem rather than treating the symptoms.

Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions to ensure you get the maximum benefit from the consultation.

Questions for consultation

  • How old is your child
  • Where is the eczema located
  • What medication are you currently using?
  • Have you started using HappySkin yet?
  • Do you know what causes your child’s eczema to flare up?

Cost for consultation for new customers is just £10 and is fully redeemable against your next HappySkin purchase.

*Existing HappySkin customers have free and unlimited access to our skin experts*  

Existing Customers Click Here Non-HappySkin Customer Click Here

Sign up to Happy Club

To get the latest news, promotions, and discounts first, please join our mailing list.
Simply enter your email below!

Share this: