Health Tip: Washing Your Skin When You Have Eczema

(HealthDay News) -- When you have eczema, bathing properly can help keep redness and itching in check.

The National Eczema Association recommends:

  • Bathe at least once daily. Limit the bath or shower to about 10 minutes, and keep the water lukewarm, not hot.
  • Don't use a washcloth to scrub skin.
  • Use a mild cleanser or soap. If your skin is flaring badly, it's best to limit or avoid cleansers.
  • While your skin is still damp, apply topical medication. Then apply a generous amount of moisturizer to help lock in moisture and ease itching and dryness.

-- Diana Kohnle

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