Eczema is a skin disorder that causes your skin to become red, dry, and itchy which is primarily caused to inflammation of the skin. Typical in people of all ages, eczema can not only be a bit embarrassing to show off but it can also be extremely uncomfortable as well. If you have eczema, try these five tips on how to live with this skin disorder in a more comfortable way.
One of the best things you can do to help calm your skin and make it feel more relaxed is to moisturize it. By adding a calming, scent free moisturizer to your eczema at least once of twice a day, you can help to alleviate the majority of the symptoms present.
- Manage Temperatures
Extreme cold or heat can greatly impact your eczema. If you live in a region of the country that suffers from extreme temperatures, try to regulate the temperatures as much as possible by using things like a dehumidifier, a cooling system, and a heater.
- Don’t Touch It
As soon as someone tells you not to scratch your skin, it’s the only thing that is on your mind. However, when it comes to treating and caring for your eczema, it’s important not to scratch or touch your skin too frequently as this can cause further irritation and discomfort.
- Wear Cotton and Ditch Wool
Although wool is one of the warmest natural fibers that you can wear, it can also cause your skin to feel dry and itchy which will only exacerbate your eczema symptoms. Instead of wearing your favorite wool sweater, ditch it for a cotton one instead. Cotton is a lot more gentle on the skin and won’t cause you to feel uncomfortable.
- Use Room Temperature Water
If you’re like most people you either love taking really warm showers or really hot showers. But just how extreme air temperatures can cause your eczema to act up, water temperatures can do the same thing. Instead of using an extreme temperature of water in your shower, simply switch to room temperature water.
To learn more about eczema and how to properly treat it, contact our office today!