Simple ways to prevent eczema flare-ups

Some suggestions on simple ways to help prevent eczema flare-ups.

The cause of eczema is often hard to diagnose. However you can do a lot to control your natural environment and therefore external causes to help lessen the severity of an eczema attack.

Possible external factors may include natural skincare, food, drink, plants, cosmetics, toiletries, laundry detergents, cleaning liquids and dust mites. Try to avoid contact with any possible irritants as much as possible. There are a number of simple things you can do to stop eczema outbreaks from occurring.

What simple ways are there to help prevent eczema or dermatitis flare-ups, naturally?

Here are some tips on how to take charge of your eczema, naturally.

  • Wear natural fabrics.
  • Choose to use cosmetics and toiletries that are chemical-free or are perfume free. The Aloe Ferox range of skin care comes in a ‘perfume-free’ option.
  • Use a moisturiser.
  • Use gloves when handling detergents – even washing the dishes.
  • Always rinse soap products from your skin or where practical change to soap-free products.
  • Avoid any foods or other allergies that seem to cause eczema outbreaks.
  • Avoid foods that are high in saturated fats.
  • Ventilate the house.
  • Try to reduce the amount of dust mites in the home by regular hoovering.
  • Change bed linen often.
  • Avoid scratching affected areas.
  • Try to reduce stress.

Seeing a your doctor about eczema and flare-ups.

The first thing you should do if you suspect you have eczema is make an appointment with your doctor or skin specialist.

Discuss any eczema skin symptoms you have experienced. If you are diagnosed with eczema, your doctor will suggest an eczema treatment.

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If you want to take any natural remedies for eczema, discuss this with your doctor or specialist during your visit. Aloe Ferox Whole-Leaf Gel is a natural, gentle, safe alternative as it heals the skin and has a natural anti-biotic to prevent infection and reduce inflammation.

It’s helpful to understand the cause and symptoms of eczema. which can be hereditary or due to external factors, which you may be able to address.

Is there a family history or any food allergies or sensitivities that may have contributed to the eczema? If you suspect you know the cause of eczema, discuss this with your doctor or skin specialist as well. It may be able to be eliminated, preventing any further outbreaks.

If you are sceptical about the link between eczema and food, there is a wealth of research evidence to support the theory.

If the idea of food sensitivity being responsible for your condition is a brand new one, here is a brief introduction to the idea.

Unlike food allergies, establishing a food sensitivity is a bit more challenging. Apart from keeping a food diary there are other ways to test for intolerance such as kinesiology which provides instant results, is pain-free and can be used to help children and adults.

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