It is important to note that I am referring only to creams and not to lotions. Generally speaking, lotions contain alcohol in sufficient volume that it can ultimately lead to drying of the skin surface. The majority of ointments and creams for eczema do not contain alcohol and are therefore appropriate for relieving skin irritations.
There are various types of herbal cream for eczema including aloe vera gel that will relieve inflammation and related skin conditions. Another option is calendula cream that will soothe damaged skin and remove any redness. Marshmallow root cream can also work to assist protection of the skin and by preventing localized skin infection. Witch hazel cream can also be effective in relieving inflammation associated with skin conditions.