A Guide to Eczema Scars


There are many people all around the globe who are suffering from eczema right at this moment. This irritating skin condition can cause inflamed, red, itchy and blistered skin. It isn’t fun at all. I know, because I’ve suffered from eczema.

Something that can happen quite easily when you’re scratching is scarring. They’ll be the proof that is left behind long after your skin has healed. These scars can often be difficult to get rid of, so it is best if you can prevent them altogether.

What Are Eczema Scars?

If you have eczema, you know that it produces extremely itchy and scaly rashes on your skin, which can be almost impossible to get rid of. In rare cases blisters may form on your skin to add salt to your wounds.

Eczema scars can range in size, color, and length depending on how severe your eczema is. For example, eczema accompanied by blisters could form deep pitted scars that look red or brownish, while scars that are caused by scratching may be surface scars that are white or light pink in color.

Why Do They Occur?

Scarring occurs for a multitude of reasons. In most cases the scars are formed by the cracking of your skin, and the scratching that you do. They can also be caused by blisters that break on the surface of your skin.

Other causes might include not treating, or taking care of your eczema quickly enough. If you allow your eczema to grow more severe without doing anything about it, you’ll be looking at more severe consequences.

So make sure that you’re taking steps to healing your eczema such as changing your diet, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, and learning what makes your eczema worse.

How Can You Prevent Scarring?

To prevent scarring you have to try to keep yourself from scratching. I know it’s hard, it feels SO GOOD to scratch. Try getting natural creams like aloe vera, coconut oil or anything that relieves the itching.

Try EVERYTHING and see what works. Otherwise it will just keep getting worse and if you keep itching it’ll look horrible and you’ll regret it. It’s almost like eating something you shouldn’t, you know you shouldn’t, but you do it anyway because it’s so tasty, and then you regret it afterwards.

How Can You Get Rid of Them?

As always, where there’s a problem, there are tons of companies trying to sell you their products. I recommend you get in touch with your dermatologist to see what he or she recommends, and then do your research online.

I’ve always been a big fan of doing some research and seeing what other people think before I buy. I was even once offered medication by my doctor that I didn’t even need. How crazy is that? It just shows you that it pays off to know a little about what you need.

If you’re suffering from eczema scars, you’re not alone. There are many treatments out there that can help you heal your scars, you just need to find the right one. I cannot tell you what you should do, you have to do your own research and see what works.

Ways to Get Rid of Eczema

I’ve been battling eczema my whole adult life. What has helped is the obvious, such as keeping my skin moisturized. Another thing is to learn what foods cause my eczema to get worse. Anything with preservatives, additives, chemicals, artificial sweeteners, processed foods, and overly fatty foods make it worse.

The other thing I’ve found is to drink freshly squeezed celery juice. It doesn’t taste good, but try it for 30 days on an empty stomach. I take it first thing in the morning. It helps. It helped my brother get rid of his eczema as well.

I got the idea from a book called Medical Medium. I highly recommend you read it if you want to get better.

Over to You

Have you had any experiences with eczema scars? Have you found a treatment that works? Please leave a comment and share your story!

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  1. Hi everyone
    I’m 15 and had eczema since I was born. As a kid you never really think about the impact scratching will do to you. I never even remember ever feeling embarresed about it. Until I turned 12 and realized that I feel very self conscious about my legs. My legs are covered in little circular dark scars. I have tried many ointments and creams but nothing really makes them fade away. I wish I could say I don’t care about the looks I get to my legs in gym class and summer but I definetly do. I just want to wear shorts and skirts and not feel uncomfortable. I feel so envious of all the other girls who have clean pretty legs I just wish that ill find something that will make the scars dissapear!

  2. To Sharon:
    I use to itch after a bath, it took years for me to make a connection that it was the soap, I was using, I didn’t have one soap, I would buy any one that smelled good to me and I would itch for hours after a bath, one day I tried DOVE and never, ever itched again, if you cant use dove always buy a soap with out perfume in it.. this should do the trick.. I would even itch when I used baby soap… when you buy dove, don’t buy color, just get the plain white and it will say for sensitive skin…

  3. I have read all of the comments here and emphathize with them all. As young child I lived with eczema through about middle school. I have also experienced every range of emotion here. I am a survivor of eczema and now have a young daughter with it. I am glad I had it as now I can relate to what she goes through. The main thing that has worked for us is taking a daily dose of allergy medicine (i.e. claritin, alavert, benedryl) as this has to be fought from the inside out. These meds are not harmful, are inexpensive and helps to prevent flare ups. Also avoid any foods / products that you find irritate the skin or causes outbreaks. Aveeno or any similar soap and lotion products work well for us. Another key is to MOISTURIZE MOISTURIZE MOISTURIZE. Oatmeal baths work well in warm water ( do not bathe more than once a day and no long baths). Moisturize immediately after bathing! We use Aveeno (or similar) lotion, mixed with Dermasmooth oil and vaseline to lock in the moisture. DO THIS TWICE A DAY, generously in winter. Use cortisone cremes and steroid cremes as necessary. Good luck and God bless!!!

  4. I’m 24 and I’ve had eczema since I was about six months old after my son it got really bad. I came on here looking for a solution for he scarring but for anyone who is still suffering from a breakout ask your doctor to prescribe you dovobet ointment! My doctor gave it to me and within a week my eczema was completely cleared I still have to scars everywhere but my legs and arms were literally covered in eczema and now i have been totally rash free for over two months. It is honestly the only thing I have tried that actually gets rid of eczema

  5. I can’t believe that there’s actually people out there, who’s dealing with with sh*t, just like me.

    I’ve had this since 2008, sooo, it must be 5 years now, right? Who’s counting anyways. It started and are primary on my legs, and in my 2th year, it also started to spread to other areas on my upperbody.

    I’ve been to countless of doctors, but i live in Denmark, were the knowledge about this is minimal. Also, i’m asian, so that makes it even harder for the doctors to help me, because my skintone is different. I haven’t been wearing shorts, skirt or t-shirts since i got it. I can’t wear dresses, and my self-esteem is like not even there. I don’t party as much as i would like to, i don’t go to the beach, i’ve basically becaming a boring person. I’ve also had to say no to modeljobs because of my skin.

    Right now at the moment, happily, my ezcema is under control. But im still dealing with the dark scars/spots-thing, and it doesn’t really seems to fade. I feel that i’ve tried everything, and i’ve spent so much money on expensive products, that didn’t help at all. Im so unhappy!! Nobody understands me, and i’m starting to thinking about my future. Do i ever get married? CAN i? I’ve lost literally all my teenageyears, were you’re supposed to having fun and “yolo” – right? This affects me so much, and i just really wants to share this with you, but i find it kind of difficult to formulate it correctly.

    But i pray to God every night, so i hope, that i one day can wake up, and be happy!

  6. Hi ,my name is jasmin I’m 18 years.old. and I babe had eczema my entire life. Ugh its soo! Difficult. Being confident. With this. I mean I realte to everyone. Can’t wear dresses. Don’t go to the beach. I would love to walk around in short dresses . Shorts, and cute skirts on the beach. Yes I wanna be normal but you have to work for it. While for others its effortless. Now when I was in middle school I was on the swim team (I don’t know how I did it) and people would stare at my legs and say “the bugs love you ” I would laugh and get in the water. Because my skin looked likea bunch of mosquitoes bit all over me.. but after a few years .as I noticed my spots were GONE! Idk how idk why. They were just gone. (Lotion is your best friend) although I still have dark spots. I am DETERMINED. To walk on the beach with confidence (: good luck! 🙂

  7. I have discoid eczema also known as nummular eczema – it presents as circles and is itchy. Anyway, I spent tons of $ on steroids which provide temporary relief and eventually ruin your skin. I want to use natural rememdies so now I am using African Black Soap and Coconut Oil and Organic Shea Butter. Don’t let the name fool you, it is for all people and races. I apply coconut oil immediately after shower then layer with Shea Butter. Yes, you will be greasy for a minute. I am giving this method a try for six months. I know my skin tone is evening and the scars will take awhile, so don’t give up after two weeks. I am getting compliments on my skin and the scars are lightening slowly, but surely. Also, Emu Oil is PERFECT to help with lightening scars, it is very expensive, but goes a long way. Also I recently heard about Tamanu Oil. I will try Tamanu Oil shortly. Also you may want to ask your doctor about a daily antihistimine to help with itching. Eczema is the cousin of allergies. You cannot even attempt to control eczema unless you handle your allergies. I take Xyzal and I add an additional Zyrtec when my allergies are acting up. Also, try not to stress out, eczema is the best friend of stress – trust me. I only use the steroid creams when I have a nagging flare. Good luck with your search to manage eczema and hopefully some of my tips work for you.

  8. Oh, let me add – stop using anything – shampoo, detergent with chemicals. Find a shampoo with no Sulfates and detergent. If you haven’t already, stopped using regular Tide, etc. Also, Cetaphil may help temporarily, but it contains mineral oil – use natural products if you can.

  9. Sorry, forgot to add!!! I’m also taking Krill Oil – it is an extra potent supplement that helps with inflammation – better than fish oil on its on. Also, I did buy an ALOE plant, cut an aloe open and rub that on your spots – it also helps a great deal. I hear consistent use of Apple Cider Vinegar helps too. I have tried so many things, the key is consistency. In six months, I’ll go back to adding ALOE to my regimen. I also recently read that adding a Zinc supplement will help as well, I will try it soon. All of my options are cheaper than the dermatologist 🙂

  10. I’m 17 and I’ve had eczema ever since I was born. I never really thought much about the impact living with eczema was like because I never experienced anything that bad, until a few years ago. During that summer my eczema reacted, which was normal for me, so I itched it and didn’t really mind. But it became worse and began to spread. Ever since, I have these dark circled scars all over my legs, especially behind the knees.
    I’ve worn nothing but pants and long skirts for the past few years. Having these scars I’e felt so insecure about my legs because the scars are so evident. I’ve been to many specialists and doctors for remedies and they’ve all given me topical creams, but they haven’t worked.
    I’m completely frustrated with this. Although during the colder seasons I’m content with covering up, but it’s unfair once it gets warmer. I feel that I’ve been wasting time and not enjoying myself at those times because I’m so self conscious of showing my scars. It’s completely unsettling to feel so insecure at a time when you shouldn’t be caring about petty situations and should be living in the moment. What sucks it that I’ve been trying many remedies and it does not work.
    Hopefully I can resolve this sooner!

  11. I need help! I’ve had eczema since birth and I scratched alot as a kid and of course I didn’t know the impact it would do on my skin throughout the years, and now I have these white scars on my neck, I want so badly to get rid of them because they are very noticeable and embarrassing! It totally brings down my self esteem and I haven’t work my hair up in years due to it because if I do people will see, so I constantly have my hair down and it’s torture in the summer. I’m just wondering if there’s anyone else that has these white/light scars and can maybe give me suggestions on how to get rid of them, I’ve tried bio oil and that was no help. I’ve tried baking soda but it only made me dry and itchy. Right now I am trying the honey trick, I’m just putting and massaging raw honey onto my neck and leaving it for about 5 minutes everyday. Hope somebody responds! Thanks

  12. Mine started 2 months ago on my arms and legs.The itching particular at night was bad.At the moment the following is giving me relief..Drinking 2 table sp aplecider vin 2x daily.Apply acv diluted with water on skin.This will burn.
    After that use juice of alo plant on skin.let that dry on skin.Then apply coconut oil and aquas cream.Let that soak in. Then very lightly apply doctors cream ( if you still have some left) .Try to stay out of direct sunligjt.Cut down on sugar and dairy prod.Take deep breaths often as possible specialy in the morning. Hope this will help

  13. Valerie Marshalleck-Williams says:

    Hello all,
    I am the mother of a wonderful 19-soon-to-be-20 year old young lady. We have tried everything prescribed by a dermatologist. My daughter is so self-conscious and bothered by the scarring left after the flare-ups that when she went away to college she litterally came back home with just about all her body tattooed to hide the scars. While I do respect her decision I am apalled and praying the tatoos do not interfere with her future.
    We pretty much have the itching under control by knowing what causes it and avoiding her allergens as much as possible and taking zyrtec when needed. But the scars have been with her forever. I am reading your posts for remedies and results. So far I’ve read the remedies but I do not see any results. Please post your results and if possible share pictures.
    I am hoping that we are able to get rid of the scars and she tells me she wants to remove the tatoos. I would definitely invest in that if she is willing to invest in the time and pain it will take to remove the tats.

  14. I am 17 years old and I have suffered from eczema since I was born. Over the years of me scratching my whole body raw (which is much more under control now) I have ‘scars’ all over my legs that my dermatologist called ‘stains’. He explained to me that the eczema stains will fade over time as long I mositurise! Keeping your skin mosturised is absolutely key to eczema ‘scars’/’stains’ fading. You need to remember it is not a quick process but will happen as long as you stick to it. I was given so many creams to try help and also spent a lot of money on useless products that don’t work. The best and most recent cream that my GP has prescribed to me is called 50/ 50 Liquud paraffin & white soft paraffin ointment – I would 100% recommend this cream as it has help my skin become the clearest it has ever been my whole life. Hope this helps!

  15. Hi, I have had a rare form of eczema on my arms for years. Was told it was sun damage. Then I read about Dr Joe Williams (on Facebook) and bought his book. I went to see him and because the scars are so old it will take a long time to become totally scar free, but I am halfway after 8 weeks. Definitely a huge improvement. The prescription is in the book for everyone to take to their GP, plus instructions how to use the cream twice daily plus other tips about food and over the counter moisturizers.

  16. For anyone battling with eczema, this is what I’ve found to heal my eczema and clear the scars. First, detox the body and undergo an elimination diet. I personally ate only veggies, chicken, fish and a bowl of oatmeal in the morning with berries. Otherwise, I eliminated dairy, carbs, and sugars from my diet, even fruit. For a snack, I would allow myself to eat popcorn. Sustain the diet for at least 3 months. I stuck with the diet for 6 months mainly due to the positive effects I was seeing. Drink lots of water. While on the diet, I also took Dr. Wayne Diamonds Herpanacine supplements to reduce inflammation. They work wonders! I also used coconut oil as a moisturizer. By the end of the six months, my skin was completely clear! However, once I finally reached the end of my diet, instead of reintroducing foods one by one to track how my body reacted to different foods, I just began to eat everything in site. So to this day, I’m not entirely sure what food triggers my eczema. At this point, my best guess is glutenous foods and I stay away from them. As a result of my lack of discipline, my eczema eventually came back and a year later, I was almost back where I started. I didn’t want to do the diet over again, so I just made sure to stay away from glutenous foods and have been using a new topical regimen. Here it goes.

    1. After the shower, pat the area down with apple cider vinegar (this can be diluted with water if the stinging is too much to handle) – antibacterial- bacteria can build up in creases or scratch areas and feed the eczema
    2. Moisturize with Olive Oil – abundant in vitamin E. I use olive oil on my face and hair and couldn’t be more pleased with it. And it’s soooo cheap!
    3. Use an anti-itch cream – I use Cortizone for eczema relief. It works wonders to keep me from scratching and allows my skin to heal.

    Optional: I also use a Kojie Sans soap (kojic acid) to lighten my scars. It’s all natural, affordable, and works really quickly.

    I hope this helps someone. I’ve struggled with this severe case of eczema for five years and I’m so happy to have found a natural regimen that works for me. I’m so close to being completely cleared up again and I didn’t have to fork over money to a dermatologist who would have only prescribed me a steroid leading to a fleeting, temporary relief.

  17. Hayley So says:

    Hello all,
    I am a soon-to-be 14 year old teenager and i have been stuck with eczema ever since middle school. After the first year, my eczema cleared up but in 7th Grade my eczema came back. My family tried everything on me, steriod creams, olive oil and others. NOTHING WORKED. I tried aloe vera on my face eczema only too cause blackheads. I did so much resource i would spend half of my day researching about how to get rid of eczema scars. Please help me out im so sad and desperate. I cannot wear short skirts or pants. As a teenager, all i wanted was to fit in like everyone else. Wearing long shirts and pants to hide my scars is uncomfortable and causes starings. All i ever wanted was to have clear skin and so far i have not achieved that. While all my friends go to the beach or a party, I could only stand back and say no. When we have swimming classes in school, people would ask about my scars and i had to lie to them. I feel insecured with my eczema skin even though i tried not to let others get to me.I would really want to recieve help me with my situation PLEASE I WANT TO BE FREE.

  18. Another thing that I’ve found to work is to drink freshly squeezed celery juice on an empty stomach. It helps digestion and your liver, both of which affect your skin. It’s not going to be tasty, but give it a go for 30 days and see what happens.

  19. If this helps anyone — when my eczema was at its most severe (literally over 50% of my body), I learned that CULTURELLE is a miracle. It has the one probiotic strain (lactobasillus gg) that will get rid of your eczema. I started taking it and literally within about 4-5 months, I was 99% clear. I still have a small patch around my one elbow that would go away if I’d just leave it alone but I tend to scratch when I get stressed without realizing. I should note I also removed all dairy, peanuts, and shellfish out of my diet for a good year or so because those were triggers; I was also careful with eggs, such as having them as an ingredient in something but not eating straight eggs for breakfast, etc. I really hope if someone stumbles upon this comment it helps them! Culturelle is incredible and I’m so grateful for it!

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