Eczema skin is suffered by many people in the world. Some factors can become the causes of this skin disease such as genetically inherited, allergens, irritations, dry skin, foods, etc. Eczema is not a killing disease but it brings a very uncomfortable feeling; low confidence, itchiness, inflammation, and swelling. Most doctors and dermatologists said that eczema couldn’t be cured. However, you can control and prevent the eczema from coming back.
Keep Your Skin Moist
Dry skin in dirty and polluted environment can become the main cause of eczema skin. That is why you have to keep it moist all time to avoid dryness and itchiness. Use moisturizing cream and lotion every time after shower or just washing a part of your body. Always moist the skin will eliminate the possibility of having dry skin and getting eczema.
In winter, low environment temperature can also make your skin dry. It is a good idea to use humidifier in your home to keep the room humid. Meanwhile, in summer that gets high humidity, you should wear breathable outfits to prevent excessive sweating that may increase allergen or irritation.
Avoid Allergens and Irritants
Allergens and irritants are also the common causes of eczema skin. Avoid all things that may cause allergy in you such as pets’ fury, dust in carpets and other things, foods with high proteins, flowers, etc. Know your skin condition when it is quite sensitive to certain things, such as detergent, chemical substances, synthetic colors and flavors, scented soaps and cosmetics, etc. It is better to choose sensitive-skin products made of natural ingredients. Sometimes, rough fabrics also cause allergy to skin, so you should prefer soft fabrics.
Keep Eczema Cream in First Aid Box
When someone suffers from eczema, it can happen again someday. If your doctor prescribes you protopic ointment and then the eczema is controlled, you need to have it in your first aid box. Controlled eczema may appear again when certain allergen infects your skin and you have to apply the medicine again. As prescribed, protopic ointment can be used longer than steroids cortisone. It will not cause skin damage and you can use it after breaks.
The common side effects of protopic are burning sensation and itchy after the ointment smeared. It should be used only on the affected skin in order to prevent cell damage on the healthy skin. Follow the instruction of the use and contact your doctor when you get severe side effects during the medication with protopic ointment.