Eczema: Understanding Triggers and Treatment Options

Eczema is a skin condition that can leave you feeling itchy and dry. Dealing with eczema can be annoying and you might find that a flare-up can be irritating and interrupt your life. There are ways that you can treat eczema and calm down some of the symptoms. You should also understand what your triggers might be so that you can avoid them to the best of your ability and minimize how often eczema disturbs your life.

Understanding Eczema

Eczema is often characterized by red, dry patches on your skin that tend to be itchy. A breakout could occur anywhere on your body and each person has slightly different symptoms. Eczema can be triggered by different factors and it’s important to avoid these issues when you can.

Eczema can be triggered by issues like:

  • Asthma
  • Hay fever
  • Food allergies
  • Dry skin
  • Skin infections

In order to prevent a flare-up, you should moisturize your skin regularly and take a warm bath or shower daily. During that time, you should also use a gentle cleanser and dry your skin by patting gently after.

If you’re currently dealing with an eczema flare-up, it can be frustrating and interfere with your favorite activities. You can relieve some of your symptoms with different treatment options. Medicated lotions can help soothe itchy skin and moisturize the dry areas. Your dermatologist may prescribe antibiotics to treat any infection that may occur.

Light therapy can also be used to help soothe symptoms associated with eczema. Your skin can start feeling less irritated and you won’t feel the urge to itch constantly throughout the day.

Contact Your Dermatologist Today

Don’t be afraid of eczema. Contact your dermatologist today to understand what eczema really is and how it can be easily and managed with the help of your doctor.

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