Eczema


  Eczema
What is Eczema? “Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. Blisters may sometimes occur.” Some foods can trigger symptoms, such as nuts and dairy. Eczema can also be triggered by environmental factors like smoke and pollen. 
                                                                                         
What you should avoid.
1. (Some) Household cleaners 
2. Dust mites 
3. Stressful situations 
4. Gasoline 
5. Sweat
6. Mold
7. Nickel and other Metals
8. Cigarettes 
9. Soaps, lotion, and other cosmetic products with dye or fragrances.
                                                                                         
Eczema (Babies)
  1. Avoid shampoos  and other products that contain cocomidopropyl betaine
  2.  Bathe and moisturize on a daily basis 
  3. Stop using antibacterial ointments, such as those that contain neomycin or bacitracin, as they can irritate the skin
  4. Stop using baby wipes that contain isothiazolinones, which can trigger skin reactions.

 

Tips

 

1. Try wearing gloves to sleep, Making it more difficult to scratch can help control eczema itching at night. Some people find relief by keeping their fingernails short or wearing gloves to bed.

2. You should keep your bedroom cool, because Sweating or just feeling hot can make the skin itchier.

3. Do not use sheets or pajamas made from fabrics that can irritate the skin, such as wool or polyester. Clothing and linens made from 100 percent cotton are gentler on the skin.

4. Bathing regularly is important for keeping the skin hydrated and preventing infections. Always moisturize within 3 minutes of bathing to lock in hydration. Try medicated baths, which may include colloidal oatmeal, bleach, or vinegar.

5. Use an oil-based moisturizer or a medicated cream, such as a steroid cream, before bed. A doctor can provide stronger versions.

 

                                                                                           

Good to know

Eczema causes itchiness, it can prevent or disrupt sleep, but bathing, moisturizing, and taking medication regularly can significantly reduce symptoms.

Reference: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323505.php