About eczema - part 2
In this part we will summerize the possibilities how you can avoid eczema or if you already have eczema, how to minimize your symptoms.
If you have missed the first part with the types and symptoms of eczema you can read it here.
In the third part we will offer you ingredients, products and diy practices to relief and cure your eczema.
The cause of eczema isn’t fully understood by professionals but identifying and avoiding potential triggers is one way to maintain your skin clear and healthy. Here is a list with the triggers which may cause eczema.
Detergents and scented products
Laundry detergents, scented soaps, lotions, perfumes, shower gels, and other personal care and cleaning items can irritate the skin and trigger a flare. These contain chemicals and fragrances that irritate the skin, causing dryness, itchiness, and redness. Hypoallergenic only means, that the allergene compound is under a certain percentage, which doesn't mean, that it cannot be irritative, it only means that it is tolerable for most people.
To protect your skin the best way is to look for fragrance-free laundry detergent, and scent-free body care products, and using gloves when cleaning. If your skin is very sensitive it is also recomended that you use a cotton glove under the rubber (latex, nitril) glove.
If you really like to have scents around you, another option as a fragrance can be high quality essential oils. Although some people may have allergic reaction also for essential oils, it is very rare. If possible use only bio essential oils, if you have very sensitive skin, and always dilute them in high quality carrier oils.
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Certain foods may worsen your eczema. You might experience a flare-up after you consume certain foods and ingredients. Some examples are: sugar, refined carbohydrates, gluten, red meats, dairy etc.
Eating foods that you’re allergic to can also trigger an inflammatory response and make your eczema worsen.
To make it clear which food makes your symptoms worse the best way is to write a diary: write down everything you eat and drink for a few weeks and make notes of the days your eczema appears to worsen to track patterns. If you find consequence, you may also see a specialist to declare your allergy.
Additives, chemicals, colorants etc. in food can also cause worsening in the symptoms, so eat healthy and as clean food as possible.