Eczema Tips That Will Truly Work For You

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Do you know what eczema is? Do you suffer from this condition, or does your child? If so, you know how unpleasant it can be to have irritated, itchy skin that just won't go away. There are ways to treat eczema so that it does not flare up as frequently. Read on to learn more. Try your hardest not to scratch. This will make you feel really irritated. However, scratching will only make you need to scratch more often. You could open yourself up to infection by doing so.

Use as much moisturizer as you can and use a cold compress. Try to be aware of anything that triggers your eczema. Flare ups of eczema can be particularly unpleasant. It is important to know what makes your eczema worse. Do scented soaps or lotions aggravate your skin? Make note of anything that causes your eczema to flare up, and make a point to avoid it. Avoid becoming overheated. Excess sweat can trigger eczema flare-ups. If you do work out, take a shower afterwards.


In fact, shower after any bout of strenuous activity, which could include things like gardening or heavy housework. Keeping your skin clean will help to keep you comfortable and your eczema flare-ups at bay. Make sure that the temperature in your room is not too hot or cold. Extreme temperatures can be irritating to the skin. If it's hot, use the AC, and when it's cold try utilizing a humidifier. A humidifier hydrates the air and your skin. Winter weather can cause eczema to worsen. Anytime your skin is exposed to frigid air, it needs a protective barrier to protect it from moisture loss.

On any skin areas, such as the face or neck, be sure to heavily apply a moisturizer. Moisturizers will help you avoid dry and cracking skin because it locks in your skin's natural oils. Keep your hands protected. Wear rubber gloves while washing dishes or performing another activity in which your hands are submersed in water. For further protection, wear cotton gloves underneath the rubber ones to reduce sweat and irritation. Use the cotton gloves while performing other activities, such as gardening and housework. So, you think you have eczema. Have you visited a doctor yet to confirm your self-diagnosis? Not only are there several kinds of eczema, there are also several skin condition which are quite similar to eczema.

Only a professional, such as a dermatologist has the education and experience to make an accurate diagnosis. The only way to experience effective treatment is by having an accurate diagnosis of your condition. Sweeping can cause issues with dust, and dust is not good for eczema. Vacuuming will keep the house clean while helping you to avoid flare-ups. While you have the cleaner out, head up to the bedrooms and vacuum the mattresses as well. This will help ensure that your room stays as dust-free as possible. Never scratch at itchy skin. Eczema can be quite itchy and unpleasant.


It is important that you avoid the temptation to scratch. Scratching can cause your skin to only itch more. Worse, it could lead to infection. Find other ways to manage your itching. Try using medications or cold compresses. Moisturize your skin immediately after taking a bath. Applying lotion to your skin soon after your bath helps to lock in the moisture and prevents your skin from drying too much.

For the best results, use a intensive moisturizer that does not have added perfumes or dyes, which can dry your skin more. Take care not to scratch. If you tend to scratch in your sleep, be sure the itchy areas are covered by gauze, bandages or pajamas. Trim your fingernails very short so that you will not be able to scratch much while sleeping. Use cold compresses and/or anti-itch treatments right before bed. If you suffer from eczema, take a bleach bath! This may sound like a ridiculous idea, but this can help prevent major problems. Having eczema increases your chances of developing a bacterial infection and bleach can kill this bacteria. To use this remedy, simply add a half cup of bleach to your bath twice a week in lukewarm water.


Sit in it for about five minutes and then shower as usual. If you prescribed or preferred moisturized comes in a tub, do not use your hands to scoop it out. This puts bacteria in the moisturizer that can get into your blood stream during a breakout. Use a spoon or spatula to get enough moisturizer out of the tub to use. Make sure to clean the spoon between uses. Choose 100% cotton when possible and always avoid fabrics such as wool. Cotton allows air to flow and helps to prevent sweat. Sweat can help to cause a flare-up so you should avoid overdressing as well.

Choose fabrics that are breathable, meaning that they do not trap moisture in them. Keep your nails short and clean. It is always best to avoid scratching your skin. A flare up of eczema can make this difficult, though. Make sure your nails are kept short and clean, just in case. In the event that you do scratch without realizing, this can help to avoid infection. Don't wear clothing that is tight on you. Tight clothing rubs on skin and irritates it.

This can cause eczema to flare up. Therefore, choose non friction causing clothing. This also helps to eliminate sweaty areas that can cause an eczema flareup. Always wash clothes and other fabrics before using them. Dyes and other chemicals that can irritate your skin can be found on fabrics after you buy them from the store. Always wash clothes before you wear them and sheets before you sleep in them. Use an unscented detergent, and rinse them twice. Eczema is not a life-threatening condition, but that does not mean that it cannot make your life miserable.


Anyone who suffers from eczema knows just how unpleasant it can be when it flares up. Fortunately, you can treat your eczema by using the tips and information that you have read here.

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[2014-02-19]

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