5 Remedies For Healing Weeping Dermatitis Naturally


By Laura Dolgy (see below)

If you suffer from eczema/dermatitis, then this time of the year is probably the most difficult for your skin. Colder temperatures and harsh winds tend to dry out skin for long periods of time leading to more painful, cracked, and red eczema. It could also lead to weeping skin and some incur weeping scalps.

Please keep in mind that I am in no way a medical professional. If you’re experiencing severe psoriasis or eczema or have a topical infection, it is always best to seek medical advice immediately.

If you have ever experienced severe eczema, then you’re probably already familiar with this type of reaction. Weeping eczema consists of dry, irritated skin that has developed a few or multiple blisters. Through persistent scratching or irritation, these sores can eventually open up, causing oozing pus, infections and dermatitis scars.

Although many eczema sufferers rely on aggressive treatments to heal the skin rapidly, healing weeping dermatitis isn’t always difficult and there are several natural ways to prevent your irritated skin from developing blisters or worse – a Staph infection. If you’re one of many eczema sufferers who have experienced oozing, wet eczema, check out some of our top tricks you can start today to help prevent and heal your skin.

1. Calm and moisturize

The first step to healing weeping dermatitis is to find a moisturizer with wound healing and bacteria fighting properties. Honey is one of the best naturally anti-bacterial ingredients around and is used by hospitals for its wound healing abilities. Apply honey directly on the skin or try a moisturizer like this one with Manuka honey and Manuka oil, Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream.

2. Wet wraps

If you haven’t already heard of wet wrapping for eczema relief, then you might want to give this simple and effective process a try for weeping eczema. Wet wrapping has been shown to provide quick eczema relief for all types of eczema, as well as psoriasis, allergic contact dermatitis, and dermatomyositis. Depending on the affected areas, you’ll want to either opt for body bands or full garments.

Want to learn more? Check out the step-by-step instructions here: What is Wet Wrap Therapy for Eczema?

Another idea, and something you may want to actually try first because it’s just easier and less messy than wet wrapping, is dry wrapping. For dry wrapping, we like the line from Remedywear™ – clothing for eczema. What makes this clothing so special? It’s made with TENCEL and zinc – both soothing and honestly, just fabulous for eczema. Learn more about How to Dry Wrap – it’s really simple. And then check out Remedywear’s full line: adult shirts and pants, gloves for adults and kids, eczema bandages for all ages, and socks for adults and kids.

Remedywear was awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance™.

3. Anti-inflammatory foods

Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet will not only help you fight off bacteria, yet it will help keep your immune system in check. Incorporating foods like leafy greens, seasonal vegetables, fish and berries will help provide the necessary nutrients and vitamins to keep your body in check. In fact, you may find supplementing with a high quality fish oil can be very beneficial as well.

4. Elimination diet

Although we’ve pointed out that it’s important to adopt an anti-inflammatory diet with wet eczema (or any type for that matter), undergoing an elimination diet can be very helpful too. Elimination diets have shown to be extremely effective in healing eczema naturally. For more information on how to get started or to learn what exactly an elimination diet is, check out our family’s experience with elimination diets.

5. Consider TSW

Although not terribly common, topical steroid addiction is a real area of concern that is becoming more and more widespread. If you have red, angry looking skin it is possible you may be reacting to the overuse of topical corticosteroids. It’s something worth looking into. Read more about topical steroid withdrawal.

Weeping, oozing eczema can become extremely painful and infected without proper care. The above-mentioned tips are extremely beneficial in the prevention and treatment of severe, wet eczema. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as bleeding, infected wounds or fever, you should seek medical advice immediately.

NEXT check out Top 10 Home Remedies for Eczema.

Have any tips of your own for preventing or healing weeping eczema? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Bio: Laura is a contributor and content developer for It’s An Itchy Little World. She is in no way a medical professional. 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. Please see It’s An Itchy Little World’s disclaimer for information about affiliate links and more.

FROM: Eczema


  1. Barbara Clark on February 5, 2017 at 11:40 am

    I am new to the Itchy world and found your information very helpful. Thank you so much

    • Jennifer Roberge on February 6, 2017 at 7:36 am

      Hi Barbara! I’m so glad you found us! Let me know if you have any questions.

      • Angel Dandal on April 13, 2021 at 4:18 am

        Hi im the newly here i was suffering from eczema but im taking a fish oil for a while. I been tried so many creams and medication but it was still not improving . So i wanna try ur information so that i can heal it naturally❤️?

  2. Lesley on March 6, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I think I may be suffering from TSW. I’ve had eczema my whole life & started using my dad’s clobatesol cream at a young age. It wasn’t u too 2 years ago (when my husband & I could g get pregnant) that I started trying to cut out my use of the steroidal cream (despite being told my every derm that it was fine to continue using).
    I tried cold turkey. That didn’t work. I tried an elimination diet & getting food allergy tested. That didn’t work. I met with a Naturopath who recommended many things none of which worked. I ended up having to use the cream here & there once the skin was oozy & bleeding just to not go crazy.
    I’m now pregnant (yay! After 2 years of trying g) and my hands are worse than ever! I’m desperate to find something to calm them down but know I can’t tough the clobaetsol now that I’m pregnant.
    Any advice on how to get through TSW? I’m about to order some stuff off The Eczema Company but I’d love any other advice.

    • Jennifer Roberge on March 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Hi Lesley – I’m so sorry to hear about your hands, but congratulations on the pregnancy!!!! I’d recommend reaching out to ITSAN, the non-profit for TSW. And check on Instagram, there are tons of people going through it online. They use the hashtag #tsw. Good luck!

    • Paige on June 7, 2023 at 6:24 pm

      Hi Lesley,

      I am pregnant and in the same boat as you. Did you find something that worked?

  3. Felix on January 14, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    I have just started a new treatment that I put together from reading information on psoriasis and eczema. I am using hemp oil both externally and internally. The hemp oil serves to purposes: it helps me relax and destress and it is a very powerful anti-inflamatory with high levels of omega 3 and 6. I can moisturize the infected area with the hemp oil and take a table spoon to destress at the same time. I am also using Tumeric Cumcurin capsules . They are also a very powerful anti=inflamatory to keep my immune system in check. I have just started this program and I am seeing some positive results.

    • Jennifer Roberge on January 15, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      That’s wonderful news! Thanks so much for sharing your progress.

  4. Lois on April 14, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    I have been using urine therapy with the addition of myrrh and terragon Young Living essential oils for 0nly 4 days
    and the sores and the weeping are better than for the 6-8 months I had been putting all kinds of salves and creams on them.
    If it would be warmer and I could wear shorts I’d probably change the wrap more than once a day.

  5. Raymond Lubecki on June 5, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    I do not know where else to turn.Im depressed and down in the dumps. My feet are weeping from the toes down. I recently had a hospital stay of 7 days with antibiotics. I have an appointment with a vascular surgeon in a month but this is driving me crazy. Please can someone offer any advice. Thank You.

    • Jennifer Roberge on June 8, 2018 at 11:49 am

      Hi Raymond- First of all, I want to remind you that eczema does not define you. I know it seems impossible to manage some days, but you are not alone and the worst parts will pass. Here is a post we recently published on eczema and depression that you may find helpful. The most important thing it to find a network of support through family and friends and others you can connect with. Now, about your feet. What will a vascular surgeon being able to do about your weeping eczema? Do you have a dermatologist that you trust? I would recommend finding one that supports you in the way you need to be supported. I’d also suggest finding an integrative doctor or a doctor of functional medicine who can help you heal from within. Here is another post you may want to check out on eczema and diet and how food impacts our skin. Lastly, take a look at what ultimately helped my son heal – I hope that it can provide you with hope and ideas for things to try! You’ll get past these difficult times!!!

    • Anna-Maria on February 23, 2020 at 8:25 pm

      What climate do you live in ? Might be worth moving somewhere humid and sunny? My eczema has been unbearable in winter since moving from west to east coast. Also real bad when stressed. Sorry its so bad 🙁

  6. Fenris on June 15, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Hi I have exclama really bad on my feet, especially on the left one, it’s red and scaly, and hurts, I still live at home I don’t want to tell my parents because I haven’t been putting the creams and stuff on like I should, I don’t know what to do, I’ve had the weeping happen for a few days, the wound has been there for over two weeks, it really hurts now, I can’t sleep at night, help please

    • Jennifer Roberge on June 18, 2018 at 3:10 pm

      Hi Fenris – Thank you for reaching out. First of all, I think you should tell your parents. Maybe ask them for help remembering to put on cream so that your feet don’t get so bad again. When it does get this bad, you may have to resort to some more difficult measures like wet wrapping to expedite healing. Definitely get your parents help and speak with your physician to create a routine that you are able to keep up with. A routine is really essential in terms of eczema care.

  7. Christa Prince on July 3, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    My son is 5 months old and has been suffering since he was 6 weeks old and only hydrocortisone cream has been working, I tried boiling balsam and dabbing it on his skin and a pitch mixture which normally work on exzema, but since it oozes and crusts it didn’t stop. I have been using a cotton bud and bees wax mixture and so far he has been off of cortisone for 6 days and his eczema is more under control and less angry. To where before when I stopped cortisone it started to crust all over his body within a matter of a day. We have to wait 2 more weeks to see a dermatologist. I also wash him with nizorol and use coconut oil and glaxalbase lotion and keeping his skin clean.

    • Jacki on August 20, 2019 at 5:29 pm

      Hi. This sounds exactly like my 5 month old. Have you had any success treating the eczema?

  8. Rich on July 20, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Does the ooze spread the eczema? More importantly, what should one do when the skin is weeping? Wipe it? Wash it? Dab it?

    • Jennifer Roberge on July 20, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      Hi Rich, Since eczema is not contagious, the ooze should not spread if it’s truly eczema. However, often when there is oozing there can be infection, so be careful not to scratch and open up new wounds where an infection can spread. As far as your other questions, definitely speak with your physician, but avoid harsh soaps and definitely gently pat the areas dry. You can try adding a wound healing product like the Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream to the weeping skin and covering it with a bandaid overnight and removing in the am and letting it dry. That’s one method that may work for you. But it’s so different for everyone. You need to find with your skin responds best to.

  9. Malaya keesaw on October 15, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    I have been suffering from eczema(and other rashes) my whole life! I ‘m just recovering from having a horrible staff infection that started about 5 months ago and then went on and off. It’s starting to where off but there are still some oozy, gross spots. Any advice on helping the oozing stop and the wounds heal?

    • Jennifer Roberge on October 16, 2018 at 9:15 am

      Hi Malaya – There were a lot of good tips in this post. I would speak to your doctor. Also, if you were on any oral medications for the staph infection, it’s possible they modified your gut bacteria which can affect eczema as well.

  10. Debby on December 31, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Thank you so much for the information you provide I recently began using a product Epizyn recommended by my doctor containing zinc, taurine and some of the sprays and gels also contain lidocaine or camphor. I have been using the Epizyn-L (with lidocaine) and cannot say enough about the relief I experience from the itching and burning of my severe eczema,
    It has aided in the the healing process as well. I hope this will be useful for others suffering from skin conditions.

  11. Stephanie on June 13, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    I’ve had eczema my entire life. I realized that it would get better during my swim season in high school or after being at the pool a lot. Then I read somewhere that taking bleach baths can help. I tried a small capful of bleach in a warm bath and soaked in it. My eczema calmed right down and I was able to moisturize it and it healed much more quickly. Worth a try!

  12. Casey Greaver on September 28, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Great post. Do you have any other ones you can stick? I love super stuff. 🙂

  13. Laura DuPre' on February 25, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    What do you put on weeping sore after you wet wrap? Is it best to keep the area covered all day or to let air get to it?
    Has anyone here tried a product called Gladskin or used High quality silver for infection?

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  15. Jess Evan on August 18, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    How do you instantly stop it from weeping its leaking so much liquid and it wont stop and idk what to do. please reply

  16. Kevin Lynch on January 9, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    After trying everything OTC I decided to use vitamin D3 topically… sneezing the oil out of 10.000IU jell caps and apply to the worse parts then I found that a few paper towels soaked in Witch Hazel to cool and soothe the the itchy oozing areas & has a sterilizing aspect too !

  17. Amandar260 on June 7, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    I’m so down about my skin, I am a beauty /massage therapist and I now have weeping disgusting looking wounds on my hands arms and wrists, I don’t know whats causing it and the Drs just give me creams which sometimes work and sometimes don’t, its constantly painful like having hands covered in burns and cuts, I don’t know how they don’t take this more seriously, its effecting my mental health and my business/ livelihood.
    Im so glad I found your website it is just comforting to know that there are people out there who understand. The information is very interesting and hopefully may help. Thank you

    Ps what are the best types of dressings or plasters for weeping wounds?

  18. Sarah on July 3, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Hi I currently have weeping eczema on my face and it has now spread to my nose. It has been around a week now. I been trying everything to make it better. I made a turmeric mask with aloe. That made my face more irritated. The only thing that has worked is diluted apple cider vinegar spray. At nights I would take a spray bottle and spray it on my skin and then let it dry.It has been a real pain but it has fixed majority of it. I also been taking pills such as turmeric, vitamin d, and zinc. I sometimes take a shot of apple cider vinegar. I was wondering if you have any other recommendations that I can use as a home remedy! Thank you and I am very happy I found this website!
    (Also stay strong for those who are dealing with this!❤️)

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