Treating your eczema may vary depending on the kind of eczema you have. For most cases eczema treatment can be pretty easy as just changing your kind of laundry soap you use. Though, for some cases it can be much harder. You may have to move to a whole different place with a better climate or treating your eczema can force you to change your occupation. The key to preventing eczema is finding out what triggers your allergic reaction. Here are a few tips to help you.
Your skin can be very sensitive, so its best to keep it moisturized. To do this, avoid taking cold showers. Take warm showers or baths and moisturize your skin after. Use a lotion or cream that is non-irritating and odorless. Make sure the products you use do not contain any ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction.
When picking out your outfit for the day, try to avoid tight-fitting clothing and things that may make you itch or chafe. As much as possible try to wear light and loose clothes. These are definitely more comfortable and will prevent irritating your sensitive skin.
As much as possible, when your skin is irritated avoid making it worse by scratching. The trick here is to cover it with a dressing or by wearing thick gloves that can lessen the damage from scratching. If you find that you can’t control yourself from scratching that annoying itch, then try to do as lightly as possible or finding ways to protect your skin from self-abrasion.
Another thing that you should also remember is that you shouldn’t exert yourself physically when you’re having a break out. Try not to sweat because it aggravates you’re the areas that are affected by eczema. If you feel like you really have to exercise a lot, try to stick with exercise routines that won’t cause your body to sweat as much. Make your routine as light as possible.
If you have taken all these steps and the situation is not getting any better, then you may not have identified what causes the allergy break outs. The next best thing would be to try and decrease the response from allergic inflammation.
To make the rash disappear you have to apply a few things regularly in a certain number of days. Application of hydrocortisone together with anti-itching lotions is usually what you need. You should try to slather these on as often as you can and until your rash has disappeared completely. Benadryl is also a very effective medication though it does make you really drowsy so you have to make sure you’re not doing anything that will require your full attention.
Clean your rashes with hypoallergenic soap to prevent aggravating it. Always remember to moisturize and lubricate the affected areas after washing. You should try to also stay in relaxed environments. Keep away from any physical or mental stress. Keep a healthy diet and rest a lot. This will help prevent flares.
Eczema treatment at home is easier but it results will show slowly and gradually over time. Just trying to cure your eczema in an instant is nearly impossible and most unlikely. Don’t expect a miracle because treating this can and will definitely take time.
Just hope for the best and continue treating it with this guide and help from a doctor.