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It seems your eczema affected areas aren’t receiving enough moisturization. A separate category of OTC and prescription eczema creams are skin moisturizing creams. But you need to apply these in the right manner i.e. immediately after bathing in lukewarm water. A warm bath without harsh soaps or rubbing on the eczematous areas makes up for the water lost due to your damaged skin barrier (caused by eczema). Pat dry and leave a bit of dampness before you slather your ointments and moisturizers on the affected areas. In moisturizers, choose oil-rich options like petroleum jelly, mineral oil, etc. and apply these at least twice a day in thick coats. Skin barrier creams can also correct your leaky lipid/skin barrier (the outermost protective layer on skin) so that there’s less moisture loss. Take up this skin-hydrating routine before you go to bed to let your skin retain moisture for a longer duration. You can also talk to your doctor about topical medications to alleviate dryness.