So, you’ve gone down the medication route for your eczema but nothing has worked out for you. What do you do? Well, if you have a flare-up, which happens often for those with eczema, and you don’t want to take medication, there are at-home eczema treatments you can try.
There are a number of at-home treatments, and it requires little to no effort rounding them all up.
First things first, eczema is a skin condition, and it causes extremely dry skin. There are medications that help prevent and/or reduce this, so your at-home eczema treatments will also want to do something similar. Luckily, you can do so by taking a lukewarm bath (this is important, don’t take a hot bath) for roughly 10-15 minutes. A shower also works. However, note that your bath or shower should not be longer than 15 minutes.
Once you’re out of the bath or shower, you’re going to want to pat yourself dry. It is very important that you do not irritate the skin again, as it could cause a flare-up. Once you’re dry, apply moisturizer as this will help prevent your skin from drying up after the shower.
That’s not the only at-home eczema treatment you can try, though. For instance, avoiding tight-fitting clothing goes a long way. As mentioned, eczema causes dry, itchy skin. Tight, scratchy clothing will not do anything to benefit your condition.
Further, and this may seem dumb to you, but another one of our at-home eczema treatments is to avoid scratching the itch and/or rash. This is basic, we know, but really, it can go a long way. If you don’t have the willpower, many find covering the area with dressing to be helpful.
The Eczema Treatments Takeaway
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Featured Image: DepositPhotos/ gpointstudioPosted on December 19, 2020