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Health Tip: Caring for Eczema

Health Tip: Caring for Eczema


(HealthDay News) -- Eczema is the umbrella term for a host of conditions that lead to a red, itchy skin rash.

People with a family history of eczema are more likely to develop the condition, which isn't contagious.

The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests these tips for preventing eczema's triggers:

  • Avoid substances that irritate your skin, such as soaps and detergents, and household chemicals.
  • Wear gloves when your hands need to be in or around water. Take off the gloves periodically to avoid a buildup of sweat.
  • Choose clothes made of cotton or a cotton blend, avoiding wool and synthetics.
  • Wash skin with fragrance-free gentle cleansers. Take short baths or showers and keep the water lukewarm, instead of hot.
  • Gently pat skin dry after showering, and apply a rich moisturizer right away.
  • Moisturize skin every day, and use eczema medication as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Don't scratch or rub irritated skin. Keep skin cool and dry.
  • Limit stress when possible.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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