Many people who suffer from eczema can find relief by applying calamine lotion to the affected skin. It is especially effective on days with hot and humid weather because the calamine lotion naturally absorbs moisture, such as sweat and oils that gather on the skin and irritate the eczema. If you experience “weeping” or the discharging of liquid from the skin, calamine oil can be especially helpful at alleviating this.
Eczema is a general term to describe a wide array of skin conditions, so calamine lotion will not be effective for everyone. It is best to apply it to a small area of affected skin to test it, and if it is helpful then apply to a larger area.