3 Ways To Manage Eczema

eczemaEczema is a skin condition characterized by patches of your skin becoming extremely itchy, inflamed, cracked, rough, and red. It is, if you look at it simply, an extreme form of dry skin. However unlike dry skin, it can cause significant discomfort and even pain to those who suffer from it, depending on the severity of their condition.

Regardless, anyone suffering from eczema longs for a way to manage it so it does not ruin their days. Are you struggling to figure out how to do that? We have the perfect solutions for you here in this article.

Know Your Trigger

The first and most essential step for managing eczema effectively is to discover and understand your triggers. There is not one single cause for this skin condition, which means this may take some time for you to figure out. Common triggers include environmental factors, such as smoke and pollen, the weather (particularly dry air in the winter months), and food (e.g. nuts and dairy). Understanding what your triggers are can help you take measures to avoid them. For instance, if dairy is the culprit, you can start to look at non-dairy alternatives. For other triggers you cannot avoid, e.g. dry air in the winter, you can better understand and research into other management strategies.

Invest In Cream

For many eczema sufferers, particularly those whose condition is triggered by dry air in the winter, a good quality hand cream is almost like a miracle. It is important, though, to choose the cream you want to use carefully. Many creams with perfumes can cause another skin reaction, even if they wouldn’t when your eczema is not flaring up. With this in mind, we highly recommend looking for fragrance free hand creams. If your eczema is particularly severe, we also recommend visiting The Eczema Society of Canada, which has a list of approved products, such as Aveeno’s Eczema Care Moisturizing Cream (which also comes in a variety for babies).

Protect Your Body

Are your hands the main location for your eczema? What about your feet? If your trigger happens to be something environmental that gets on your skin (like pollen) or is the result of dry winter air, protecting your skin is essential. You can do this by wearing good winter gloves or mitts, or if you are working outside around the pollen, quality work gloves. In addition, make sure you are wearing socks, ideally ones covering your ankles.

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