Do not give into the temptation of a really hot shower. They always feel great, but can irritate very sensitive skin. If you are affected by eczema, avoid taking hot showers. Instead, set the water at room temperature. Gently clean skin with a gentle cleanser and moisturize after. The clothing you wear can affect whether or not you have eczema flare-ups. Those with eczema should wear clothing made of cotton or cotton blend. On the other hand, clothing made of synthetic fibers and wools ought to be avoided, as they can irritate your skin. Also, wash any clothing your purchase before wearing it.