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Flexural Eczema: How to Manage Eczema Joint Pain

One of the many different kinds of eczema is called flexural eczema. This is a type of eczema that specifically affects the skin where your joints bend. For this reason, it’s sometimes referred to as joint eczema.

Fortunately, there are natural remedies available to help you manage uncomfortable symptoms and help you get through your day as comfortably as possible.

This blog contains everything you need to know about getting started with our natural eczema treatments for eczema joint pain, including:

  • What is eczema flexural?
  • Symptoms and causes of joint eczema
  • How to treat eczema joint pain with natural remedies

Read on to soothe your itchy skin and find relief.

What is Flexural Eczema?

Flexural eczema is an eczema rash that occurs around the creases of joints. Normally, it usually appears on the elbows and knees, but it's not uncommon to see it on the neck, ankles, and wrists. The condition commonly develops during late childhood or adulthood.

Understanding Causes and Symptoms

Like with all types of eczema, researchers aren’t exactly sure what causes the condition to develop. However, it’s believed to be linked to genetic and environmental factors. Having other immune system disorders, like asthma or allergies, can also increase the risk.

Factors that can trigger eczema range from pet fur, cold weather, sweat, stress, fabrics like nylon or latex, certain foods, and chemicals found in household or beauty products.

Symptoms of flexural eczema can include:

  • Red rash that appears where the joints bend
  • Hypo or hyperpigmentation near the rash
  • Itchy, scaly skin
  • Goosebump like spots on the skin
  • Thickened skin

Our Favourite Natural Eczema Treatments

Remedywear™ (TENCEL + Zinc) Sleeves/Bandages

Gentle eczema bandages are the perfect choice for treating hard to reach areas like the bends of elbows and knees. Hypoallergenic, they’re made with TENCEL and embedded with anti-inflammatory zinc to boost the healing process. Thanks to their form-fitting design, they’re great for wearing underneath regular clothing during the day or alone at night.

Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream

Your sensitive skin will love our non-burning and non-stinging formula that provides relief like a dream. Made with just 6 ingredients, including the powerful Manuka honey, it’s a natural remedy that calms irritated skin with wholesome ingredients. Plus, you can count on this oil-based balm from head to toe and every space in between.

Hot Skin Soother

Dealing with an uncomfortable sweat rash, heat rash, or eczema rash? This hot skin soother is your ticket to calming relief. Made with certified safe herbs, it’s the perfect choice for relieving irritation in skin folds, armpits, groin area, and elbow and knee creases.

Grass Fed Tallow Balm

Itchy skin relief could be yours with this nourishing grass fed tallow balm. Tallow is one of the world’s earliest and purest forms of skincare, which makes this a great choice for those with sensitive skin.

How to Wet Wrap Successfully

Wet wrap therapy is a simple at-home technique that you try to boost the healing process. It involves soaking the affected area and then applying a natural moisturizer like one the creams mentioned above.

Next, cover up with a damp clothing item such as our Remedywear bandages. This helps the emollients better permeate the skin.

Finally, cover up with a dry layer overtop. Leave the wet wraps on overnight or for a minimum of two hours. Repeat the process 2 or 3 times a time for a few days.

Try these Natural Remedies Today

We hope your skin is able to find soothing relief with these natural remedies.

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Bio: Kazandra is a contributor and content developer for The Eczema Company with a flair for creative storytelling rooted in strategy. Her comments, suggestions, and reflections are not intended to replace any medical advice. Always seek the help of a medical professional before undertaking any diet or lifestyle changes.