What Is the Best Soap for Eczema?

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Liquid cleansers that are fragrance-free and safe for sensitive skin are recommended for those suffering from eczema. Cleansers, body washes and lotions that are rich in emollients, such as sunflower oil or petroleum, can help the skin retain more of its own moisture, reducing the dryness associated with this condition.

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes red, itchy skin rashes. Scratching these rashes can cause the skin to dry out and become irritated, perpetuating the cycle of inflammation and itchiness. Although there is no cure for the condition, proper hygiene and care of the skin can minimize the symptoms of eczema.