Although there are a plethora of ideas for eliminating eczema, we will drill down on the top five tried and true ways to get the job done before it’s too late; eczema cannot be cured only mitigated. These 5 tips include the following:
5.) Resist the Temptation to Scratch the Irritated Skin. Eczema is not contagious and cannot be passed from one person to another by contact, however it is of utmost importance to ensure that the dry, chapped hands associated do not become infected from scratching with dirty hands or nails as this will make it worse by spreading the disorder to other parts of the body.
4.) Diet Choices. Although most folks do not associate this disorder with dietary choices, there remains a direct correlation between obesity, age, and eczema, as recent theories have portrayed that the underlying causes of most eczema cases are food intolerances, nutritional deficiencies,poor digestion, and imblanced micro flora in the belly; thanks to McDonalds, Hardees, and Taco Bell, just to name a few fast food giants. The easiest way to avoid the fast food temptation is to plan meals ahead of time so that we’re sure to make healthier choices.
3.) Consider All Natural Creams and Laundry Products. Using an eczema cream such as Renew lotion is one of the surest ways to treat and manage the dry, red and itchy skin that asteatotic eczema causes. This particular cream is 7x’s preferred over Eucerin in a double-blind study. In fact, many people comment that it has a fresh, soothing smell and after applying this lotion it remains on the hands long after rinsing your hands many times thereafter, thus resulting in a high grade for moisture retention. I will caution you that because of the manty types of eczema cream available on the market, that it may take a bit of trial and error to find the one that suits you best. Additionally, as both natural creams and laundry products are the closest thing to your body even closer than your underwear, it is important to know the best laundry products to use. Always avoid products that are highly concentrated in enzymes, chlorine, phosphates, and fillers.
2.) Avoid Stress. Although this may be easier for young people than the older people that are most affected by asteatotic eczema, older persons can do certain things to lessen stress that include: daily activities such as yoga, crafts, and singing. While avoiding stress is tough for some, studies have shown that it remains essential as part of a long term strategy to beat the skin condition.
1.) Avoid Hot Water at Bath or Shower Time. Although I have met few people that truly enjoy a cool shower in the morning, instead preferring a hot shower, hot water makes asteatotic eczema worse, and can prolong the symptoms over time, thus result in consulting your physician.
P.S. Remember that all types of eczema will go away by itself, thus we must be very proactive regarding the healing cycle.