How Can Adults Prevent Atopic Eczema?

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Eczema is a condition that makes your skin dry and itchy. It usually affects children but can affect adults too. The most common type of eczema is atopic eczema. 'Atopic' means the condition is caused by allergy sensitivity. The symptoms including redness, blisters, oozing, crusting, scaling, thickened skin and pigmentation changes. The following tips may help adults prevent atopic eczema:
  • Moisturize your skin at least twice a day. Creams, ointments and lotions seal in moisture. Choose a product or products that work well for you.
  • Try to identify and avoid triggers that worsen the condition. Things that can worsen the skin reaction include sweat, stress, obesity, soaps, detergents, dust and pollen. Reduce your exposure to your triggers.
  • Take shorter baths or showers. Limit your baths and showers to 10 to 15 minutes. And use warm, rather than hot, water.
  • Take a bleach bath. Soak from the neck down or just the affected areas of skin for about 10 minutes. Do not submerge the head. Take a bleach bath no more than twice a week.
  • Use only gentle soaps. Choose mild soaps.
  • Dry yourself carefully. After bathing gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel and apply moisturizer while your skin is still damp.
For more advice, please ask your doctor. keywords: atopic eczema adults
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