Eczema is caused more by several factors, each one increasing the discomfort level until the threshold is reached and you are in a full-blown itching attack, ripping your poor skin to shreds. Fear not though, if you take the time to learn how to understand and recognize these factors, you can significantly reduce the impact that the condition can have on your life. Check out my tips below to get the better of Eczema today.
The #1 Cause of Increased Eczema Discomfort-
Dry Skin. A lot of people will argue this point, stating that dry skin is a simple symptom of the Eczema. This may be true, but think about it for a second what’s the most irritating thing about Eczema, the thing that causes the most discomfort? The itching right? Well if you can combat that dry skin, you can go a long way to beating the itch too. The key is to keep it moisturized. Moisturize at least twice a day, preferably after bathing or showering. Dab yourself down with the towel, and apply the moisturizer to damp skin. This will help lock the moisture from the bath into your skin.
The #2 Cause of Increased Eczema Discomfort-
Ignorance toward diet. Most people have no idea how much your diet can affect your skin and the condition of it. To put it plainly, if you aren’t giving your skin the right nutrients, it can’t heal itself, so your Eczema will only get worse.
Foods that are high in acidity are often blamed for exacerbating the Eczema condition, there is something in the acid in some foods which react very badly. The ideal way to cure this is to visit a dietician, and they can prepare an ideal diet for you. Obviously, not everyone has the resources or inclination to do this though, so thankfully you can also combat it by taking kelp supplements. Kelp is very high in alkali, which can neutralize the acid in most foods once it’s in your body.
The #3 Cause of Increased Eczema Discomfort-
Scents. Silly as it sounds, the perfuming agents in many detergents/soaps, etc have awful effects on your eczema. Have you noticed that sometimes nothing can irritate your skin more than having it brush up against your clothing all day? This is most often due to the scenting agents in the clothing. If you can change over to unscented soaps, detergents, shampoos, etc, you will most likely find your clothing is suddenly more comfortable for you.
The #4 Cause of Increased Eczema Discomfort-
Clothing itself. We already mentioned the damaged that scented clothing can have, but did you know that just your clothing alone can prove to be pretty formidable? Most Eczema patients have no idea that sometimes when they experience a worsening of the condition, it can be down to the very clothing they are wearing. Certain fabrics can be a real curse. As a general guide, avoid anything woolen or obviously itchy and try to wear 100% cotton clothing as often as possible.