While goat’s milk soap can help moisturize the skin and relieve eczema symptoms, it may contain ingredients that can irritate the skin. For example, perfumes, fragrances and naturally occurring lactic acid can be in some goat’s milk soap. They may worsen eczema. At this point, the benefits of goat’s milk for eczema may not outweigh the possible risks and side effects. More research is needed in this area.
In contrast, beef tallow contains fat. This can be used in patients with atopic dermatitis or eczema conditions. These individuals have a disturbance in their skin barrier. It includes cracking, weeping, and even infection in the skin. The fat in tallow products can create a barrier for better hydration and overall health of the skin. This can be beneficial for eczema.