How to Alleviate the Symptoms of Eczema
Dealing with the itchiness, painful red patches, and sensitivity associated with a flare up can be a frustrating experience for those who suffer from eczema. With no clear cause behind the sudden bouts of inflammation, eczema (or atopic dermatitis) is tricky to control, especially for individuals living in regions that experience large temperature fluctuations between seasons. Learn how to treat and prevent flare ups with our tips below!
What Causes Eczema?
Unfortunately, there is no diagnosable source of eczema as of yet. Since the cause of flare ups can vary from individual to individual, atopic dermatitis is often hard to predict. Common causes of eczema include:
- Contact dermatitis
- Exposure to a known allergen, topically or otherwise
- High stress levels
- Dry skin
- Exposure to extreme heat or cold
Eczema can affect anyone, from infants all the way to seniors, and frequently involves a remittance cycle where symptoms go dormant for long stretches of time.
The first step to alleviating the symptoms of eczema is to consult your physician. Speaking with your doctor will ensure an accurate diagnosis and help develop a sustainable treatment plan. In the case of severe flare ups, you may be prescribed an oral or topical steroid to help reduce inflammation. Prolonged use of these products are typically not advised, however, and overuse may lead to thinning of the skin, a burning sensation on the affected area, and increased sensitivity.
Once you’ve spoken to your doctor, you can look at making moderate changes to your day to day routine, including:
- Moisturizing frequently using gentle, unscented lotions.
- Avoiding extreme temperatures.
- Increase your daily water intake.
- Practice techniques to reduce stress.
- Wearing light breathable clothing.
Fast Acting Relief
If your symptoms persist or worsen, you may want to look at using a naturally based cream like Hunaza®. Hunaza® is a registered natural pharmaceutical product that borrows fundamental principles from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Hunaza®’s ingredients include Red Clover Isoflavone which helps increase blood flow to the skin while gently relieving itching and inflammation. Unlike other products on the market, our formula provides fast-acting relief, without the risk of long-term corticosteroid use*.
*Consult your doctor for use longer than 7 days.
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