Eczema is a very irritating skin problem and it causes a lot of itching. It takes a lot of time for eczema to be cured fully. Therefore you need to take proper care so that your problem does not get aggravated.
Given below are some eczema skin care tips.
Eczema is aggravated due to many harmful or harsh chemicals which are mostly used in soaps or detergents. Therefore you should avoid direct contact of such harsh chemicals. Some household cleansers or paints too increase your itching problem. Therefore either avoid direct contact of such liquids or use gloves to protect your hands. But while using gloves make sure that your skin is not allergic to the material of the gloves.
While caring your skin wash your hands or take bath with very mild soaps. Soaps take away some moisture of your skin therefore apply some suitable moisturizers and lotions on your skin whenever you feel that your skin is getting dry or dehydrated. To keep your skin hydrated, keep drinking plenty of water. Thus you get relief from eczema.
When your problem gets worsened, you must follow your doctor’s instructions. If your doctor has given you any medicine or soap to apply, do as his directions. Some skin soaps have very serious side effects. Know them before you use them. You must consult your doctor in case you have any doubt about the usage of his medicines.
Persons suffering from eczema many times feel the urge to scratch the affected area violently. Though it becomes very difficult to control itching you will have to stop yourself from itching or scratching if you don’t want to worsen the condition. You can tear your skin by scratching and thus bacteria will get chance to cause infection. Apply coconut oil, olive oil or any moisturizer immediately to control itching.
Stress or emotional stress is a common cause of eczema. When you are in stress your eczema flares up and your condition becomes worse. Therefore avoid stress and stressful situations. Don’t worry about the things which you can’t change. Meditation will give you relief from stress. Discuss with your family and friends about your problem so that your stress can be reduced.
Eczema also flares up when you get too sweaty or there is sudden change in temperature. Therefore avoid such situations. Recognize what factors trigger your eczema problem and take precaution accordingly.