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Monday, January 21, 2013

Dealing with Eczema is Easier with the Right Products

Eczema treatment requires smart habits and good products

Eczema seems like it comes out of nowhere at times, but that is where knowing some secrets about eczema and how it gets started can help you learn how to identify and deal with your particular problems.

Learning eczema inside and out

The type of eczema that essentially comes from inside your body and causes outbreaks on the skin is labeled atopic eczema. That means you have a pre-existing tendency for your skin to become inflamed. All sorts of triggers may generate atopic eczema, and consultation with your dermatologist and testing may be necessary to determine the root causes of atopic eczema.

The other type of eczema that is produced as reactions to outside substances or materials is known as contact dermatitis, which manifests itself as reactions on the skin such as redness, itching, dryness and even sores.

Combatting contact dermatitis is a question of surveying the conditions in which you live and work to identify possible irritants in your environment.

Dust mites and eczema

For starters, you should consider whether the sheets, mattresses and pillows in your house may be touchpoints for allergies and even eczema on your body. Bed sheets and covers can be collection points for skin irritants left behind by dust mites. Dust mites exist in virtually every home, and eliminating dust mites can be a time-consuming, expensive, even impossible process.

There is a simple, effective step you can take to guard against letting dust mites rule your life. In some respects, dust mites perform a very natural function. Basically they are garbage recyclers that eat the dead skin you slough off. However dust mites also poop after they eat, generating additional microscopic bits of material that when allowed to float in the air you breathe, collect in your vents and carpets, and settle in your bedding can lead to sometimes severe reactions including allergies and possibly even eczema.

Using dust mite and bed bug covers in place of standard sheets can help you eliminate a large percentage of the irritants produced by dust mites. The finer weave of these bedding products can greatly reduce dust mites and bed bug infestations in your mattress, box spring and pillow covers. When combined with allergy free bedding you reduce risks of both eczema-producing irritants and allergens that can lead to sneezing, wheezing and misery from watery eyes. While the connection between eczema and dust mites remains somewhat conjectural, it remains wise to reduce the cycle of skin irritants in general if you are susceptible to conditions such as contact dermatitis.

The overall eczema puzzle

Solving your personal eczema puzzle, whether it derives from atopic or contact dermatitis, requires study of your lifestyle and products used in daily hygiene.

Researching your use of soaps and detergents to determine whether they remove the natural oils from the skin, leaving you susceptible to irritation is one of the first and most important steps in curing your eczema. It is best to replace scrubbing soaps with an emollient in the bath and shower. Then consider using an Eczema Cream that is ideal for daily use to get eczema under control. 
TriDerma Eczema Cream for face and body contains no cortisone, making it gentle enough for regular use, even with children. Its natural ingredients moisturize skin without a greasy feel and can be applied directly by hand. You’ll feel relief and renewed comfort with your own skin.
Use a shower filter to reduce chlorine by 90%
Known eczema irritants include chlorine in standard issue water that comes out of your tap and shower. People with eczema simply cannot allow chlorine to continually irritate their skin. The Rainshow’r Shower Filter greatly reduces eczema risks by using the best chlorine filtration available. This product helps keep your skin younger and healthier by “softening’ the water. It even reduces fading of color-treated hair. Choose your reason, but know this shower filter can do the job, including:
     Removes 90% of chlorine in water
     Chlorine is converted to harmless zinc chloride through the filter
     Delivers softer, more manageable hair
     Relieves dry skin and scalp
     Shower head helps control bacteria and mildew
     Totally harmless and non-toxic
     Attaches directly to your shower head
     Very easy to install – no tools necessary
     Stainless steel screen filters out sediment in water
     Uses a specially selected quartz filter to treat water

While these products and processes will not completely eliminate your risk of developing eczema, they are important steps to incorporate in managing your condition and to make it less serious. No one likes to scratch and itch their way through life. Better to scratch the itch of curiosity about what you can do about eczema.

1 comment:

  1. I think this is very important article where to give me some information about eczema, thanks for it