Many people have eczema, but don’t know how to keep it at bay. If eczema is driving you nuts, then here is the help you need. Read on to learn more about controlling eczema.
Choose moisturizing creams and ointments to soothe your dry and itchy skin. These work better than lotions. A tub of petroleum jelly can also be extremely helpful. No matter what you pick, be certain it contains no alcohol or fragrance. Moisturize twice daily at a minimum.
Try to avoid scratching. Eczema can cause a lot of discomfort. However, scratching only leads to more scratching. This can damage your skin and sometimes cause infection. Moisturize your skin as often as possible and use cold compresses to relieve your symptoms.
Moisturize whenever you can. This is a great way to stop flare ups. Apply your moisturizer when you exit the shower or bath. Your moisturizer should not contain fragrances, chemicals, or other additives. These can irritate your skin. Ointments and thick creams are most beneficial.
Choose soft clothing that will not cause your skin to be further irritated. Non-natural fibers, such as synthetics, will cause irritation. Cotton is always a good choice. Also, be sure to wash new articles of clothing prior to wearing them. Do this with an unscented, mild liquid detergent.
Eczema causes skin to become dry and itchy. To reduce these symptoms apply a moisturizer often. Moisturizers don’t actually add hydration to skin. They help lock in your natural oils and moisture. This will stop the skin from becoming dry and brittle.
Now you know what it takes to stop your next flare up. It isn’t difficult. You simply need information and an understanding of how to make use of it. You can easily use what you have learned and have great success with your eczema.