It’s common for eczema to flare during the fall months. This is due to the cold and dry weather that accompany fall in Kentucky. Fortunately, there are treatments available that provide relief. Additionally, there are certain triggers you can avoid to minimize your chance of an eczema rash. Keep reading to learn more:
Eczema Triggers to Avoid
When your eczema flares, you’ll likely see an influx of itchy, dry skin. You’ll be tempted to scratch the infected area, but that will spread the rash further. If bacteria collects within the rash, it’s likely that an infection will occur. If you see fluid oozing from the rash, make an appointment with your allergist for relief. Many people have expressed eczema flare-ups while near the following items:
- Citrus fruit, especially the peel
- Fragrances in soaps, shampoos, lotions, perfumes, and cosmetics
- Hair dyes or straighteners
- Latex rubber
- Leather (specifically, chemicals used in tanning leather)
- Nickel, a metal found in jewelry and belt buckles
- Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac
- Some medications you put on your skin
Eczema Treatment Options
There are many do-it-yourself treatment options for eczema. While some of these treatments may help alleviate your frustration, we encourage you to talk to Dr. Brauer about your eczema condition so she can create a treatment plan for you. Since dry skin is often associated with eczema flare-ups, a prescribed moisturizer will likely alleviate your pain! At Bluegrass Family Allergy, we have certain moisturizers available for you to try before you buy. Don’t hesitate to ask us about them at your next appointment.
If you’re searching for eczema treatment and care, make an appointment with Dr. Brauer today.
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