When you have dry skin and the itch pesters you like a gnat on a hot summer day, all you want to do is relieve the itch. But that can lead to other problems like sores and infection.
The best solution is to head off underlying sources of the itch before it starts. That’s why I recommend these 6 things to avoid if you have eczema.
- Harsh soaps and detergents (deodorant soap & anti-bacterial agents)
- Allergens (dust, pollen)
- Certain foods (milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts)
- Irritants (cigarette smoke, household cleaners, synthetic fragrances)
- Certain fabrics (nylon, wool, polyester, rayon, mohair)
Navigating these common causes will help manage your eczema flare-ups, its subsequent itch, and get you on the road to relief.