Eczema is an itchy skin condition often characterized by patchy, red, dry, inflamed, and extremely itchy skin. It is associated with a skin barrier that has trouble retaining moisture – hence the dryness. This chronic condition can appear anywhere on the body, including the face, hands, feet, legs, and shoulders.
In this blog post, we will discuss eczema on shoulder blades, including:
- What causes eczema?
- Gentle clothing recommendations for eczema sufferers
- Natural remedies to help soothe shoulder eczema
Read on to learn more about shoulder eczema and how you can soothe your itchy, irritated skin.
More about Eczema
Eczema is a common skin condition that affects approximately 10-20% of the population. There are different types of eczema, including discoid eczema, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, and stasis dermatitis. The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis, which affects more than 9.6 million children and about 16.5 million adults in the United States alone. Top eczema symptoms include dryness, sensitive skin, scaly patches, swelling, and oozing or crusting. In some cases, rough, leathery patches of skin can also develop. This symptom is known as lichenification.
What causes Eczema?
Researchers aren’t exactly sure what causes eczema, but it is linked to a combination of genetics and environmental factors. Top eczema triggers include chemicals or irritants found in skincare products, soaps, and beauty products, stress, metals (especially nickel), dust mites, pet fur, laundry detergents with chemical additives, extended exposure to heat or cold, certain fabrics like wool or polyester, and certain foods. Eczema is not contagious.
Gentle Eczema Garments
While there is no cure for eczema, you can protect your skin from irritants and boost healing by turning to garments that are gentler on the affected area. Here are some of our top recommendations:
Remedywear™ (TENCEL + Zinc) Long Sleeve Shirt
This eczema shirt is made with eco-friendly TENCEL and embedded with zinc oxide to provide a comforting layer of protection on the arms, chest, back, and shoulders. We love it for its supreme breathability and moisture-wicking properties, making it comfortable to wear all day or night. The lightweight fabric makes it easy to wear underneath regular clothes without any added bulk.
100% Organic Cotton Closed Eczema Mittens for Adults
If relentless scratching is causing your skin to crack or bleed, this top with cotton mittens offers soothing protection. It is made from mid-weight 100% organic cotton, which is soft on even the most sensitive skin. Wear it at night to help you get a good night’s sleep.
Remedywear™ (TENCEL + Zinc) Bra
Bra straps can often irritate those with sensitive skin. This TENCEL and zinc-infused bra is the perfect solution. It’s free from latex, nylon and nickel and uses only allergy safe dyes. Your tender shoulders will love this hypoallergenic bra that provides light support.
100% Organic Cotton Front Closure Bra
Enjoy comfortable support with this organic cotton front closure bra that features spandex and latex-free elastic bands covered with cotton. Made with sensitive skin in mind, it even features an irritation-free label.
Skincare for Shoulder Eczema
Super Dry Soother
Treat your sensitive skin and accelerate healing with this moisturizing cream. Made with certified herbs, it does wonders in healing rough, chapped, and dry skin. It’s safe and effective for both babies and adults.
Organic Calendula Oil
Does your skin need an extra boost of moisture? This fast-absorbing oil is the perfect skin solution. It’s full of vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, plant compounds and natural enzymes to give your skin the relief it deserves.
Treat your Eczema Today
If shoulder eczema is causing pain or discomfort, give these natural remedies a try to find gentle relief.