How do I treat eczema? December 28, 2015 11:30
Taking good care of your skin has to be best treatment for anyone suffering from eczema or atopic dermatitis. Having warm (not hot) baths/showers regularly, using very mild or no soap at all and bath oils that won’t irritate the skin should all help. Avoiding aggravation of the skin will help so after contact with water gently pat skin dry and apply emollient or suitable moisturiser immediately to help keep your skin moist.
Anything that is effectively putting water back in to your skin will help. You may want to consider also applying moisturiser at night as your skin can further dry out while you sleep.
There are lots of factors that play a part in eczema – environmental, irritants, food, stress and hormones and more so it is important to work out what your triggers are for each case and finding a way to manage it. Changing the products you use that touch your skin, wearing cotton clothing and bed linen to using humidifiers in dry weather can be a way to alleviate it.
In short it’s really learning what triggers your eczema symptoms and where possible avoiding them while managing those symptoms diligently to keep them from escalating.
*Please remember to always seek medical advice. This article is written generically about eczema and should not supersede any advice received by a medical professional about an individual condition. If you think you have eczema, atopic dermatitis or any other condition get the advice of your Family Doctor especially before beginning or changing any course of medication.