How to Handle Your Eczema

Eczema is a common skin condition, but it’s also one that is challenging to treat. The good news is that you don’t have to let that red, scaly, patchy skin define your appearance. With the right treatment guided by a professional allergist, you can reduce the signs of your eczema and reclaim clear, healthy skin.

A Quick Introduction to Eczema

Eczema is a skin condition that develops when your skin lacks the normal amounts of fats and oils needed to automatically self-moisturize. When your skin has trouble retaining water, fats and oils, it loses its protective barrier and becomes vulnerable to harmful bacteria that are known to breakdown the skin. Even seemingly safe products like soap can harm the skin without its natural barrier in place.

Eczema impacts men, women, children, and people of all races alike. As the bacteria works its way into the skin, common eczema symptoms like redness, cracking, scaling, and rough patches develop. Just applying a basic moisturizer on your skin is not enough to defend your skin from the attack of eczema. A more comprehensive approach is needed to truly heal your skin from this damage and prevent symptoms in the future.

Treating Eczema For Long-Lasting Relief

The best way to treat eczema involved a few different methods to tackle the leading causes of eczema: allergies, environmental conditions, and dry skin. To begin, see your allergist to acquire a high-quality moisturizer that will replenish  your skin with the fats and oils it needs to naturally moisturize. You can also adjust your diet to nourish your body with more healthy Omega 3 fatty acids, which will help your body achieve this goal.

At-home treatments like vitamin D supplements, phototherapy, licorice extract, and probiotics might also minimize your eczema symptoms by helping to balance your body and reduce inflammation. Lavender essential oil is also a natural solution that can be added to an existing lotion or coconut oil to heal dry skin.

It is also essential that you visit an allergy expert like Dr. Kratz in Port Richey or Odessa, Florida. Dr. Kratz has helped patients in the Trinity area for more than 18 years using his allergy and immunology expertise, and he can evaluate your skin to determine the best treatment for your eczema. Call (813) 670-7062 to make your appointment now.