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Skin hydration is all-important when treating eczema. Lather OTC eczema moisturizers on the affected areas immediately after a warm bath to reduce dryness, itching and soak moisture. Choose products with ceramides, petroleum jelly, shea butter or mineral oil and without scents, preservatives and other chemicals that may irritate skin. Adding bath oils to your shower will also prove fruitful. Mild eczema can well be tackled with OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream that reduces inflammation. Tacrolimus ointment is a nonsteroidal option to combat inflammation, redness, swelling, itching and help the skin regain its normal look. Apply these medications after moisturizing. You can also go for lukewarm water compresses, followed by room air evaporation as a home treatment. Identifying your potential eczema triggers will also help avoid aggravating your mild eczema. These could be: hot, cold or dry weathers, sweating, infections, dry skin, cigarette smoke, pollen, mites, or pet dander.