12 Natural Remedies to Reduce Eczema Symptoms

12 – Change your diet

Research has shown that what you eat can trigger an eczema flare-up. Certain foods are better for eczema than others. For instance, the following foods are commonly associated with eczema flare-ups:

  • cow’s milk
  • eggs
  • soy products
  • gluten
  • nuts
  • fish
  • shellfish

Other foods might actually help, such as:

  • fatty fish
  • yogurt
  • sourdough bread
  • apples
  • broccoli
  • spinach


If you live with eczema, it’s important to avoid anything that may irritate or dry your skin and cause a flare, including:

  • perfumed soap or body wash
  • soaps with dyes
  • wool clothing
  • tight clothing
  • pollen
  • animal dander
  • perfumed detergents

Food allergies are also a common cause of eczema, especially in children. Your symptoms might improve by eliminating common foods linked to eczema, like:

  • milk
  • eggs
  • wheat
  • peanuts
  • soy


A combination of self-care and the above natural remedies may be all you need to manage mild-to-moderate cases of eczema.

Severe eczema may require prescription topical steroids or antihistamines. Work with your doctor to create a treatment plan that’s best for you.