Under the fight against eczema, let's focus particularly on practical advice for living better on a daily basis.
Eczema is often linked to allergy problems, let's see together how to minimize the risk factors in this regard.
In addition, keeping your spirits up and not getting discouraged by eczema is essential to better combat it. Discover our tips for not giving up.
Finally, we tell you a lot of useful tips for eczema to avoid seeing the symptoms of the disease worsen, and to help eliminate them.
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Eczema is a disease of the immune system, caused by sensitization to allergens (dust, pollen, animal hair, etc.) or by irritation of the skin in contact with chemicals, plants, metal, etc. See more details in the section Information on eczema.
It is therefore important to carefully observe your environment and adopt the right actions.
Observe whether you react to certain materials. Synthetic materials do not allow the skin to breathe. Favor natural materials (cotton, linen) and be careful with dyes made from chemical products. For underwear, lace can sometimes be irritating. Also pay attention to the type of Laundry Soap that you use.
Prefer the use of natural products and wear gloves when in contact with chemicals (when washing dishes, for example).
It is possible that your eczema flare-ups are linked to a particular food (like lactose, for example).
Ventilate and clean your home regularly.
Prefer jewelry made from certified metal to limit the risk of allergies.
In the case of a severe eczema, any local treatment can take up a lot of time each day and thus discourage you. We advise you to treat your eczema by area, instead of processing everything at once, which can be very restrictive.
Most likely, you will prefer to start by treating the most visible areas. Regularity of treatment is essential to obtain real results. The anti-dander, redness and itching remedy Pso Natura Regenerative Complex requires twice-daily application for 1 month for optimal effectiveness.
We suggest that you treat a specific area for 1 month, then another the following month, so that the improvements obtained encourage you to continue the treatment on other areas. Thus, the treatment will be longer but much less restrictive.
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Mediafixer eczema patches are very generally accompanied by strong itching. It is not recommended to scratch the plaques, representing an additional attack on the skin. The latter will defend itself and consequently new plaques will appear, aggravating your lesions.
Here are some tips to relieve your itching without harming your skin:
Allergy being a regular cause of eczema flare-ups, discover our advice to avoid an pet allergy (very common).
Drying the skin is a step that should not be neglected. Drying your skin too hard can be interpreted as an attack on the skin. It is advisable to take the time to dry your skin thoroughly by tapping.
At the same time, we recommend that you opt for a gentle detergent in order to eliminate any risk of allergies to your shower towels or clothes.
Suffering from eczema in no way means not being able to enjoy yourself. Some patients sometimes have a tendency to deprive themselves, to set limits for themselves that have no reason to exist. Yes, it is possible to wear perfume when you suffer from eczema, you just need to take a few precautions.
Read How to wear perfume in case of skin problem?
During your seaside vacation, or if you live there, take the opportunity to exfoliate with sand. Be careful that the sand does not contain corals, in which case it could irritate the skin. Moisten your skin and massage it gently.
Water that is too hot can attack the skin and subsequently worsen your eczema patches. It is best to use lukewarm water. We advise you to wear thick plastic gloves when washing dishes in hot water.
Some anti-eczema tips are valid throughout the year: keep your spirits up and find a diversion, a passion, to de-focus from the illness. For example, we will talk about painting or even poetry.
Depending on the season, the skin's needs are not always the same. We talked about summer with our tips for the sun, here we now talk about 2 other seasons of the year:
Just like psoriasis, stress can be the cause of eczema outbreaks. Here are our tips to limit your anxiety and combat stress:
Our blog also provides you with lots of advice.
In terms of sunscreen, make the right choice for your skin.
Although the sun generally tends to improve eczema. You are more relaxed and this influences the illness. However, it is important not to expose yourself for too long and to avoid any exposure between 12 p.m. and 16 p.m.
In addition, it is essential to protect your skin well with high sun protection.
If you want to favor natural treatments, don't hesitate to take an interest in plants. They can also have considerable benefits for eczema.