If you apply vinegar (cider or white) to the area that's affected, you will see positive results. Let the vinegar dry on the skin, and then rinse it with cold/cool water. When you do this, it will instantly take away the burning and itching you may feel from eczema. Once this is done, the healing process will soon begin.
Increase your intake of vitamin E. Vitamin E helps wounds heal.
What foods provide vitamin E? Excellent sources of vitamin E include mustard greens, turnip greens, chard, and sunflower seeds.
Taking an over the counter medicine like benadryl will help relieve the urge to scratch. While benadryl may cause sleepiness it is best to take it at night before bed. You can take it in pill form or a liquid form, just make sure you do not plan on operating any machinery or drive. In my experience's antihistamines caused myself and family members to become very tired.
Hemp seed has a perfectly balanced blend of all the oils your body needs. It is delicious, highly nutritious, and a great source of protein. It's also a whole food. Since our bodies are designed to consume whole foods, I have a tendency to stick to whole foods when possible. Two tablespoons of shelled hemp seed daily will provide around 8 grams of healing EFA's.
If your skin is completely raw and irritated due to your eczema outbreak, adding topical ointments may cause your skin to burn and become more irritated. In this particular case it might be a better idea to take herbal supplements that can work to alleviate your symptoms internally. You might want to try an herb like grapeseed extract, which is an herbal anti-inflammatory taken orally that will help control your eczema.
Using blueberry leaf lotion: The blueberry leaves contains Chlorogenic acid which is a natural anti-microbial agent. The lotions made from these leaves are very effective to stop your skin itching and burning naturally.