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How to Care for Eczema

Dealing with eczema can be frustrating, but there are ways to care for it. Managing your eczema can be as simple as remembering to apply lotion daily or in some cases may require medication. Fortunately, a dermatologist can recommend the best solution for your situation. 

Avoid Scratching and Moisturize Daily

Scratching your eczema can be tempting but it often causes it to get worse and irritates the skin. Try to avoid wearing any fabrics that are slightly itchy such as wool. If you do not already have a daily skin care routine, it is the perfect time to start one. Skipping even one day can make matters worse. 

Medications and Alternative Remedies

If your eczema is severe, there are medications and other remedies to consider. Some are over the counter, and others can be prescribed by a dermatologist. An alternative remedy is phototherapy where your skin is under a light and monitored by a doctor. Acupuncture may also be helpful. Not all treatments will work for you, but a doctor can work with you to discover which ones are. 
Dealing with eczema can be aggravating, but once you work with a dermatologist to discover the remedies that alleviate your irritation, it can be easier to manage. Call Spartanburg Dermatology & Skin Surgery Clinic, P.C. for additional information on how to care for eczema.