Eczema is a skin disease in which the skin gets irritated and inflamed and ranges from chronic and minor itchy rashes to acute flare-ups with pus-filled blisters that have oozing sores and requires bandaging. This irritating and miserable skin condition can affect people of all ages. Eczema is always itchy and can affect any part of the skin. The affected area appears scaly, dry and thickened. The most common type of eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is commonly found in families who have a history of allergies and asthma. The exact cause of eczema is not known yet but it is basically linked to an overactive immune response to an irritant. Some people may have flare-ups when they come in contact with certain substances or conditions. For some exposure to certain household products like detergent, soap or animal dander can trigger outbreaks while in some people, cold or upper respiratory infection can trigger eczema. Eczema can be managed effectively with treatment and by avoiding irritants. Doctors often prescribe steroidal cream to ease terrible itching and blistering but they may have side effects. Natural homemade applications can effectively relieve the symptoms and work towards a permanent cure. Try these natural home remedies to ease your lifelong battle with eczema.