Yet, it is imperative that you control this urge to scratch every time it occurs, because this will severely worsen the condition and this is precisely what you wish to avoid. There are some methods to help you eliminate the desire to scratch and when you put these to use, you will be much more likely to not succumb to irritating your skin even more.
One of the best ways to prevent scratching is by making the itch go away. If you can keep the inflammation down, this will certainly go a very long ways in helping your skin not itch nearly as bad. You can use various products by ZENMED and this can really help to eliminate a lot of the inflammation.
Also, try to distract yourself when your skin starts itching really badly. You may want to go for a walk or read a book. These sound trivial but they can really allow you to take your mind off the itching and this is exactly what you are looking to do.
The main thing is to do whatever it takes to prevent from scratching the eczema and you can do this if you can get the inflammation to lessen and/ or take your mind off of it.