Tips Basic skincare to treat troubled eczema on your body

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Max

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So you have eczema and want to find ways on how to treat it? You're in the right place!

I've got some tips that you can introduce into your skincare that'll help treat your troubled eczema.

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterised by patches of itchy red and inflamed skin as well as dry patches, it can be found pretty much anywhere on the body.

Eczema can be due to a combination of both genetics as well as contributions from the environment.

Triggers
A variety of things can trigger a flare of eczema on your body, and what triggers your eczema may differ from what triggers another person's eczema. So paying attention to your body is key.

Try changing your shower gels, soaps or body products. These could be triggering your skin. Switch to hydrating cleansers, and moisturisers.

Another trigger could be stress. Stress can lead to poor sleep, lack of sleep can exacerbate underlying itch associated with eczema that leads to scratching - and you know what scratching can do to eczema, yes, it makes it a whole lot worse.

Avoid itching
Easier said than done (I know) but there are ways to help. Scratching the surface of the skin where you have eczema is bad, instead apply a cold pressure pad, or use a thick and greasy moisturising cream to soothe the area, or you could use an anti itching cream from over-the-counter shops.

Allergies to the environment
You may have developed an allergy to something that comes in contact with the skin, this could be clothing, washing detergent, dust, grass etc.

Pay attention - If you notice that your eczema flares after you're exposed to something that you put on the skin, try avoiding it.


Once you've managed to control your eczema, make sure to moisturise regularly to keep the skin hydrated and healthy.

If you've tried the above, and things still aren't great with your eczema. I'd recommend visiting a professional healthcare advisor or dermatologist to get it looked into.

I hope this helps! :D
 
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lizza_johnson_10

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My uncle is suffering eczema for the past 2 years. We do all possible treatment but not get the results. Can you please tell some home remedies that work for him and also tell that which type of food must be avoided during eczema.