Ive heard that baths are not good for eczema. Why is frequent bathing recommended?
Hydration is the key to treating eczema. By using emulsified oil (that’s specially-treated oil that mixes with water) both water and oil are able to penetrate the skin. The water should be lukewarm, not hot. After bathing, leave some water on the skin, lightly patting the excess dry with a towel. Then apply your prescription ointments or creams and, once they’re absorbed, a good moisturizer. Bathing allows rough skin to soften, take in water, and then better absorb the topical treatments you apply.