If you have been prescribed medicine for your eczema, take it as directed. When all else fails, your doctor may be able to help ease your symptoms by prescribing you something a little stronger than what you can get over the counter. While no one really wants to rely on medication, sometimes it is necessary.
If you have eczema, rubbing your skin with a towel to get it dry may aggravate your eczema and lead to a flare-up. Rubbing produces friction which can irritate sensitive skin areas. It also removes your body's naturals oils. When drying you body after bathing, use a towel to pat your skin until it's partially dry. While your skin is still a bit damp, apply a moisturizer to lock in the bath's moisture.
Wear clothes that do not cause additional irritation on your skin. Some materials, particularly synthetics, can trigger outbreaks. The best fabric choice for any eczema patient is always cotton. Always wash new clothing prior to the first wear. To accomplish this, use a mild liquid detergent that is unscented, and do not use fabric softener.