Eczema is a skin condition that causes the skin to become red and itchy. It can occur anywhere on the body, but it most often appears on the hands, feet, elbows, knees, face, and neck.
Eczema is not contagious and cannot be spread from one person to another. Eczema can be caused by many different factors including allergies, dry skin, or an autoimmune disease called atopic dermatitis. There are also some other factors that can make eczema worse such as stress or irritants in the environment such as soaps and detergents.
The first step in treating eczema is identifying what triggers your symptoms so you can avoid them when possible. You should also try to keep your skin moisturized with lotions or creams and avoid scratching your skin (pinch skin gently instead if itchy). It is important to watch for warning signs or symptoms of a flare-up.
The Role of Diet in Eczema Treatment
Eczema is a chronic skin condition where the skin becomes itchy, inflamed, and dry. Diet plays a significant role in eczema treatment as it can cause or worsen symptoms of the disease.
It is important to understand what foods to avoid with eczema and also what foods help eczema. This will allow you to find a healthy diet that will not aggravate your condition.
The first thing to remember is that there are certain foods that can trigger eczema flare-ups for some people. These include:
- Refined Sugar
- Some nuts
- Some grains
- Soy Proteins
- Some coffee drinks
- Sugary sodas
- Sugary smoothies
- Fast food items, such as burgers
Some of the best foods for eczema are:
- Citrus Fruits
- Green Apples
- Sourdough bread
- Miso soup
- Filtered water
Also, some supplements have been effective for a lot of eczema sufferers. These include:
Topical Applications for Treating Eczema
Topical treatments for eczema-prone skin are used to relieve the symptoms of this condition. The topical treatments can be in the form of creams, lotions, or ointments that are applied directly to the skin.
The most common topical treatment is a corticosteroid cream, which is usually applied twice daily. Other topical treatments include antihistamines and immunosuppressants. These are often used in combination with other creams or lotions, we recommend using an organic topical treatment like the Multi-Purpose Ointment.
Top Tips to Care for Your Child with Eczema
Eczema is a skin condition that affects many children. It can be difficult to care for your child with eczema, but the following tips can help.
Here are some top tips to care for your child with eczema:
- Make sure you clean the skin gently and often.
- Address your child’s gut health.
- Remove any triggers from diet and daily life.
- Use moisturizers that are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, or specially formulated for children.
- Avoid using soap on the affected areas of the skin as much as possible, and use a gentle cleanser instead.
- Use washing detergents for sensitive skin and avoid fabric softeners.
- Treat any secondary infections promptly by seeing a doctor or dermatologist.
- If your child is scratching, encourage them to lightly pinch the skin. This will provide relief without breaking the skin or cause an infection.
- Incorporate a gentle skincare routine into their nightly ritual to help aid sleep.
How to Find the Right Skin Care for Your Eczema
Eczema can be a very frustrating condition to live with. It can be hard to find the right skincare routine and products that are going to work for you.
The first step is to identify what type of eczema you have. There are many types of eczema, but they all share the same symptoms. They include dry skin, red patches, itchiness, and cracked skin.
It’s important to hydrate your skin as much as possible because eczema can lead to dryness and cracking which in turn leads to infection. So it is important that you use products that are good for your skin type and also moisturizing which will help keep your skin from drying out too much.
We recommend washing your face once in the morning with only warm water and a konjac sponge (if you do not have a konjac sponge, a soft and damp face wash will work). Then wash your face with a gentle cleanser at night, followed by a moisturizer (use the Calming Ointment for added soothing effects). Avoid pulling or tugging at the skin and try to keep moisturized at all times. Exfoliate with a gentle mud mask no more than once per week, we love the Beautifying Mud Mask for a smooth complexion and a stunning glow!
Tips to Sleep Better With Eczema
We all know that sleep plays an important role in maintaining a healthy immune system and in healing. This is why making sure that you are getting enough sleep is one of the most effective ways to fight off unwanted eczema flare-ups.
Here are some effective tips to help you have better sleep and fewer flare-ups:
- Use a humidifier
- Keep your sheets clean
- Keep your room cool
- Use a thick moisturizer before bedtime
- Look for a high-oil content moisturizer
- Take a bath with Epsom salts and lavender essential oils
- Limit baths and showers to below 10 minutes (this will avoid drying out the skin)
- Hot water can dry out your skin; try to keep the temperature lukewarm or cooler
- Try to pat rather than rub yourself with a towel
- Sleep on your back
- Avoid scratching the affected area
- Wear cotton clothing
- Avoid perfumes and artificially scented products
Keep in Mind
I hope this article has helped give you a deeper understanding of eczema and some of the tips and tricks available to keep you and your loved ones feeling comfortable and content. Just remember that everyone is different and will respond differently to foods, medications, lotions, etc. If you have tried all of these tips to no avail, stay positive and keep trying. One day you will find the thing that works for you!