6 ways to treat Eczema (Atopic dermatitis)

The skin is one of the sensitive parts of the body and as such requires close attention and immediate treatment, in case of any skin infection or damage.

Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that is itchy on the body. It looks like a body patch and rashes. It is caused by both environmental and physical stress. Eczema occurs anywhere in the body; hands, neck, back, knee, shoulder, feet.

Signs of Eczema

  • Dry skin
  • Rashes
  • Bumps
  • Itches
  • Patches

 

Ways to treat eczema:

1. Apply moisturizer or ointment 

Apply moisturizer and ointment always at least every 30 minutes even after your bath.

2. Make use of mild soap and lotion 

Ensure you use soaps that are alcohol and perfume free. Use lotions that have ceramide and are less sensitive to the skin.

3. Avoid scratching your skin 

Eczema itches and scratches but then do not scratch them no matter the urge to do so as it might worsen the rashes.

4. Use lukewarm water when bathing

Do not use very hot water or cold water to bathe, but use lukewarm water.

5. Wear cotton clothes 

Cotton clothes will keep one cool and comfortable. Don’t wear clothes that will make you itchy.

6. Keep the room temperature normal

The room temperature should be normal not too high or low.

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