Eczema Can Be managed, But Not Cured
What Is Eczema ?
Eczema is a skin condition that affects many and can be embarrassing. The constant
barrage of erupting skin that is itchy, red and sore can be overwhelming. Unfortunately,
currently there is no cure for eczema. Eczema is a chronic condition and can only be
Recommendation in Eczema
Some manufacturers of skin creams, natural remedies, and medications may tout a cure
for eczema. However, this is a misrepresentation of the effects of their medicines. A
cure for eczema has not been found yet. At the same time, many of these products do
have benefits. They can help lessen the intensity of your eczema, but not fully eliminate
Soap And Hot Water For Eczema:
Although you can’t cure eczema 100%, you can certainly minimize the effects of eczema.
At home you can take an assessment of your personal hygiene. Do you wash your hands
with soap and hot water often? Soap and hot water can drastically reduce the moisture
content in your skin. Losing this precious moisture can lead to dry, chapped skin which
itches. You scratch your skin and a vicious cycle begins.
This vicious cycle can lead to an extreme form of eczema such as weeping sores and
blisters. Choose room temperature or cold water when washing your hands or bathing.
Skip the harmful effects of soap by choosing a moisturizing cleanser.
Creams for Eczema & Worth Of Creams:
Do you use moisture cream on your eczema? Is it strong enough? When and how often
do you apply moisture cream to your skin? Try a heavy duty moisture cream such as
Eucerin. Many Dermatologists tout the benefits of this thick moisture cream. Lather
moisture cream onto your body the moment you step out of your bath. There is a three
minute window of time to seal in moisture.
Hydrocortisone Creams For Ezema
You can also experiment with hydrocortisone creams. Hydrocortisone creams provide an
extra defense against eczema flare-ups. They quell skin inflammation and diminish skin
redness. They also help to fight against itching. In addition, your Dermatologist can
provide you with stronger prescription creams and ointments.
Also take an inventory of the clothes you wear. Do you wear costume jewelry that
contains nickel? Do you wear latex gloves at work? Certain compositions of clothing
can cause an allergic reaction. These allergic reactions then expose themselves as
eczema. This type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis.
Check out your moisture creams and washing methods. Then head to your closet to
examine the fabrics in your wardrobe. Nailing down the possible culprit of your eczema
can bring you as close to a cure for eczema as possible.