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Tips on how to prevent Eczema

 

Eczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become irritated or inflamed and does not always go away by itself.

Unfortunately, eczema can not be cured by medical intervention. Even though it is not always easy to prevent eczema, you can do various things to reduce the risk of eczema.

Dry skin: dry skin is more susceptible to eczema.Try to keep your skin hydrated with a natural oil that suits your body.

Washing Hands: Try not to wash your hands often: After you have washed your hands you can possibly rub your hands with a oil based cream.

Hot showers: Do take hot showers or baths: this has a drying effect on the skin. After having been in the shower or in the bath, it is best to use your skin or sensitive areas with a natural oil or oil based cream.

Skin irritants: Prevent your skin from getting irritated by not wearing for example wool sweaters or warm clothing that makes you sweat.

Avoid stress: not always easy, but stress can be a trigger for eczema.

Avoid scratching: by avoiding scratching, you allow your skin more time to recover and you will prevent your skin from becoming red and irritated.

 

Did you know…

– Eczema is not contagious? Eczema can not be passed on to others.
– Using shower gel with parfum or scented soap can aggravate your skin and cause eczema?
– Eczema in adults most often occurs on hands and feet ?
– It is important to properly dry your skin, face, elbows, armpits and knees after showering, washing or exercising?
– Strong detergents for your clothes, your socks or your underwear can irritate your skin? Use a mild, odorless detergent.

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