(Original post by Mariarghh)
Hey, Ive had eczema all my life and I'm 17 now! It's annoying and I have used every cream available to treat it.
I have severe eczema on my hands and head in particular. See your GP and depending on the severity, they will refer you to a dermatologist. I saw mine last year and he started me on a course of phototherapy - not going to lie - its embarrassing, and if your claustrophobic- terrifying, but it helps. My eczema has become more manageable now thanks to it. It is very time consuming as you are required at the hospital 3 times a week.
Another source of treatment is Steroid creams and E45. Personally, I try and avoid steroid creams because they sting like hell and it's too painful for me. E45 seems to irritate my skin even more so I use Aveeno cream. It can be bought over the counter at most pharmacies and it works
as my eczema is particularly worse at night I always wear cotton gloves and celo tape the ends, it means I avoid scratching. It's just the little things you can do that will help you a great deal.