10 Tips To Help Manage Eczema
Living with eczema is a challenge. There is no
cure for eczema, but, in most cases, it is manageable. Here are some that may
help you to manage it better.
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Use warm, not hot, water for at least 5 to 10
minutes. Avoid scrubbing your skin and use unscented soap or soap
substitute. In some cases you may opt not to use any type of cleaners. As
soon as you are done bathing promptly apply moisturizer. This will help keep
the skin hydrated
Avoid clothing that that is made from wool or
100% polyester. They can be rough, scratchy and can be hot. Where loose
fitting silk, cotton or cotton blend garments.
Do not use a corticosteroid product unless
prescribed by your doctor.
Avoid stress, if you already have inflammation
in your skin, as with eczema, stress will worsen your condition and cause a
Use a humidifier in the winter to help skin
from drying out. Do not get the humidity too high or it can increase dust
Reduce indoor allergens, particularly dust
mites, and by washing bedding weekly in hot water, removing rugs, stuffed
furniture, stuffed toys, and curtains when possible
Use a liquid laundry detergent that is
unscented and mild. Avoid fabric softeners. Rinse clothing and bedding
thoroughly after washing to remove any detergent residue.
When doing housework or yard work, wear latex
or rubber gloves with a cotton liner.
Avoid harsh household chemicals like bleach.
Don’t use cosmetics and if you do use them