Health

Controlling Your Eczema Once and for All

Eczema can be a pain to live with, but that doesn’t mean you should suffer. Although you can’t always get rid of eczema completely, you can learn to control and manage it so you don’t have to think about it too much. This post is dedicated to helping you feel comfortable with your eczema, whatever stage you’re at now. Enjoy!

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Moisturize as Much as Possible

 

Choose a moisturizer that suits you and use it whenever possible to keep your dry skin from getting too uncomfortable and itchy. Apply all over and concentrate on the areas you need it most. It might take you a while to find a moisturizer that really helps, so look for reviews online first to get a pretty good idea. Moisturizing regularly is also a great way to make your skin naturally beautiful. Try it!

 

Know Your Triggers and Avoid Them

 

Everybody who has eczema has certain triggers that set them off. For some it might be perfume, for others it might be irritating clothes. If you know your triggers, you’ll be able to avoid bad flare ups where possible. Make notes throughout the day so you can become aware of yours.

 

Don’t Scratch

 

Scratching your flare ups will make things look and feel much worse, so avoid it if you can. Try using a cream to soothe the itchiness.

 

Regulate Temperatures You Expose Yourself to

 

Constantly changing temperatures can result in even more flare ups. By regulating your temperature inside the home and even in the water you use, you’ll reduce the amount of flare ups you have. Of course you can’t control the outdoors, but you can control your home. Avoid any baths or showers that are too hot, as this is a surefire way to get a flare up.

 

Try Medication and Treatments

 

Some medication can really help to reduce the appearance of your eczema and keep flare ups to a minimum. Medical dermatology can also be an idea if you feel your eczema isn’t getting better by itself.

 

Make Adjustments to Your Diet

 

Believe it or not, some of the things you’re consuming could be playing a big part in your flare ups. Try removing things from your diet one at a time to see what helps. You must do it gradually, or you’ll never know the cause behind it all. Aim to eat a diet full of natural, nourishing foods. Avoid eating foods that trigger your eczema. Keeping yourself healthy is a must.

 

Wear Comfortable Clothes

 

Eczema sufferers function best when they wear cotton clothes, or at least clothes they find very comfortable. Clothes of an itchy material will flare up your eczema and it’s unlikely you’ll be able to think of anything else. Try things on before buying to make sure you won’t be making yourself uncomfortable.

 

If you get into a consistent routine with the determination to control your eczema, you should have it where you want it in no time. Do you have any success stories you’d like to share? Leave a comment!

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