Find out how to cure eczema in 3 steps by following this unique, natural plan.
If you suffer from eczema, looking after your skin is vital to control the condition and reduce the number of flare-ups you experience. Eczema can be well-managed by following all three steps below.
How To Cure Eczema
1. Bathing and moisturising to repair skin barrier
2. Prescription treatments to reduce inflammation and bacteria
3. Trigger avoidance to reduce flare ups
How To Cure Eczema: Bathing and Moisturising
Bathing allows moisture to enter the skin. Coating the skin after every bath or shower, with an emollient helps to seal that moisture in the skin. This is necessary for people with eczema as their natural skin barrier, which would normally trap moisture in the skin, doesn’t work well. This leaves the skin dry, rough and sensitive to irritants.
After bathing, gently pat the skin dry, and then immediately apply your moisturiser to skin that is still damp.
Apply prescription products, as recommended by your physician. Apply a moisturiser several times throughout the day. Moist skin will reduce itchiness, which in turn helps to control the disease, as flares occur or increase in response to itching. Frequent bathing (even 2 to 3 times daily) followed by a moisturiser should be your first defence in controlling eczema and flares!
How To Cure Eczema: Prescription Treatment
Eczema meds can relieve your symptoms and help the skin heal when you take them as directed. The treatments may not have the same effects on everyone, though. So you and your doctor may need to try a few different options to see what works best for you.
Corticosteroid creams, solutions, foams, and ointments – These treatments made with hydrocortisone steroids can quickly relieve itching and reduce inflammation. They come in different strengths, from mild over-the-counter (OTC) treatments to stronger prescription medicines.
How To Cure Eczema: Trigger Avoidance
Everyday things in your environment – cigarette smoke, pollen, and even your clothes – can cause eczema to flare. Identifying and avoiding your personal eczema trigger, or triggers, is an important part of how to cure eczema.
Common triggers include:
• irritants – such as soaps and detergents, including shampoo, washing up liquid and bubble bath
• environmental factors or allergens – such as cold and dry weather, dampness, and more specific things such as house dust mites, pet fur, pollen and moulds
• food allergies – such as allergies to cows' milk, eggs, peanuts, soya or wheat
• certain materials worn next to the skin – such as wool and synthetic fabrics
• hormonal changes – women may find their symptoms get worse in the days before their period or during pregnancy
• skin infections
Learn more about this safe, risk-free, and natural eczema cure here.
Originally posted 2016-10-12 14:33:17.