Eczema is a condition in which parts of the skin itch, become inflamed, red and rough. Affected areas of eczema usually appear very dry, thickened or scaly. In light-skinned people these areas can first appear reddish and then brown. In dark-skinned people, eczema can affect the pigmentation, which makes the affected area darker or lighter.
Treatment focuses on healing damaged skin and reducing symptoms. There is no thorough cure for eczema yet, but symptoms can be controlled.
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There is no definitive cure for eczema. The treatment of the disease aims to heal the affected skin and prevent symptoms. However, the treatments may not have the same effects on all. There are times when you try different options to find out which one is best for you.
* Soap and moisturizer. Use mild soap or a soap replacement that doesn't dry out your skin. You also want a good moisturizer in cream, lotion or ointment form. Apply it immediately after showering or bathing. There are cleaning agents approved by dermatologists that gently remove dirt without irritating sensitive eczema skin.
Unscented Body Wash or gentle soap-free cleaning ingredients in combination with skin-soothing colloidal oatmeal lotion to protect and repair the skin barrier.
Atopic dermatitis patients usually avoid standard bar soaps, which often contain fragrances, but there are beauty bars on the market that do not dry out.
A mild and non-irritating detergent that soothes the skin when cleaning. It was specially developed for all skin types and is a simple, yet highly effective way to take care of your skin.
* Creams against eczema. Skin experts recommend treating eczema with moisturizers and creams that protect the skin's moisture barrier, as it is weakened by eczema.
Creams containing sulfur work against inflammation, redness, dry scaly skin, acne, eczema and psoriasis. Sulfur has also been used for centuries to treat many skin diseases such as fungal infections, scabies, psoriasis, eczema and acne. Methylsulfonylmethane or MSM a sulfur-containing ingredient that strengthens the skin, like sulfur in the formation or stimulating collagen in the whole body. Organic Gotu Kola, also known as Centella asiatica is also an ingredient that works against eczema, psoriasis, stretch marks and accelerates wound healing. This can be found in soothing water-based creams .
balms with avocado oil are good at hydrating and softening the skin, it is also often recommended as an effective treatment for acne and blackheads, Eczema, psoriasis and other forms of skin inflammation.
Very hot or very long showers or baths are not recommended. You can dry out your skin.
* Get a humidifier. Dry air can be stressful for your skin. It can also help relieve symptoms of dry eyes, eczema, itchy skin, dry nasal passages, chapped lips, and nosebleeds due to dry air, allergies, or asthma.
* Antihistamines. It won't stop a flare-up, but they may be able to relieve the itching. People who take them orally are available without a prescription and can help alleviate symptoms. Some of them make you sleepy, some don't.
* Corticosteroids. Your doctor can prescribe this if other treatments do not work. They can be oral or topical. Always follow your doctor's directions when taking steroids orally. Corticosteroids are used to treat atopic eczema. They are applied directly to the affected areas of the skin (e.g. as creams or ointments) to relieve inflammation (pain, heat, redness and swelling) and itching.
Eczema symptoms can be different for everyone. Not everyone responds to treatment the same way. So it's best to familiarize yourself with all the options available to find out which ones are right for you.
Those who fight eczema don't fight alone. There are millions of others struggling with the same problem as you. Surely you are doing everything to hide your next flare.
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