- Identify & Eliminate Triggers
- Determine If Food May Be To Blame
- Prevent Scratching
- Soothe With Natural Skincare
- Wet Wrap To Lock In Moisture
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1. Identify & Eliminate Triggers
Typical irritants include but are not limited to seasonal/environmental allergies, hot or cold, temperatures, stress, household irritants (dust mites, pets), fabric (wool, polyester, etc.), harsh detergents/soaps, and fragrances/perfume. Keep a journal to document eczema flare-ups to see if they coincide with changes in stress levels, seasonal pollen, new household cleaners or skincare products, etc.
Remove harsh laundry detergents for something more gentle that doesn't cause buildup that irritates the skin. Shop for the best laundry detergents for eczema.
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2. Determine If Food May Be To Blame
Identifying foods that trigger eczema can be a difficult task. While food allergy tests exist, they aren't 100% reliable and they will only determine if there is a true allergy present, not just a food sensitivity. The only sure way to determine if food is triggering your eczema is to undergo an elimination diet under a physician's or nutritionist's supervision. The most common eczema food triggers are dairy, gluten, soy, egg, and tree nuts. Many people also find that removing all sugar and grains can be helpful in reducing overall bodily inflammation and eczema as well.
If eliminating these foods from your diet doesn't seem to provide results, it may be worthwhile to consider a gut-healing protocol.
3. Prevent Scratching
Healing from within can take months to years, but there is no need to suffer during that time. Covering hands and feet, especially during nighttime, can protect the skin from habitual scratching, thus allowing the skin to heal and also reducing the chances for infections as well.
And check out our collection of eczema mittens and gloves that feature mittens which fold open and closed, great for day or night time wear.
For full-body eczema, we have 100% organic cotton eczema sleepsuits for kids that cover hands and feet.
4. Soothe With Natural Skincare
Since eczema means your skin barrier is weakened, much of what you apply to your skin could potentially be absorbed deeper into your body and potentially into your bloodstream. In addition, consider how often you apply moisturizer to your skin. Most people with eczema apply a topical cream at least twice a day. With these two things in mind, it's clear that natural skincare is the best option for babies and adults with eczema in order to keep chemicals and toxins out of the body.
Here are our recommendations for natural skincare based on the different types of eczema flares. What does your eczema look like is it red, itchy or weeping eczema?
5. Wet Wrap To Lock In Moisture
When you're in need of a quick skin fix, nothing works quite like wet wrap therapy. This method is based on a soak-and-seal-the-skin approach and works quickly and thoroughly, but it's not recommended for long-term use. For long-term use, try dry wrapping!
For detailed instructions check our guide on wet wrap therapy for eczema.