• Avoid environmental irritants that cause your symptoms, such as water or temperature changes.
• Moisturize your skin to prevent dryness.
• Manage daily stress, participate in relaxation techniques
• Avoid household irritants, such as cleaners, soaps, aftershave lotion, and solvents
• Wear gloves when your hands are exposed to water, irritants, or cold temperatures
• Wear clothes made of cotton or a cotton blend
• Use mild soap and moisturize after bathing
• Avoid moisturizers and skin products with perfume, extra ingredients, or preservatives
• Avoid getting hot and sweaty.
Am I at RiskA family history of eczema may increase your risk for the condition. As may a family history of:
• Hay Fever
ComplicationsChronic eczema can lead to bacterial skin infections or scarring.
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