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Practical advices for day-to-day who has to deal with the atopic eczema.

Advice for atopic skin

Bathroom/ Shower

  • Use lukewarm water
  • Do not take Bathroom/Shower time consuming. 5 to 10 minutes is the ideal
  • Use fatty acid soaps, oats, or bathroom perfume without  oils
  • Dry it with a towel and clean without scrubbing
  • Use and abuse of creams acids, without fragrances
  • Avoid lotions with alcohol
  • Choose quality products: avoid preservatives, perfumes and other irritating substances.


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  • Clothing
    • For washing clothing, prefer mild detergent. Rinse well to remove all residues. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners.
    • Avoid contact with wool and synthetic fibers
    • Avoid clothes too tight and try not to wear too much clothes because if you sweat a lot, you can worsen.
    Itching
    • Do not scratch or rub. Scratching with the nails can cause small wounds that can infect. To avoid this, keep the nails short and well cleaned. Sometimes, you can scratch themselves during the night, while sleeps, without realizing it, therefore, it may be necessary to use gloves to sleep.
    • Avoid environments with extremes temperatures and/or humidity
    • Avoid contact with allergenic substances
    • Try to relax. The stress is bad for your health and for your skin
    • Take care of all your skin, without exception.
    Follow the advice and directions from your doctor. See a doctor, especially when the skin:
    • Worse and the itching increase;
    • You are infected (red hot) and have fever.

    Special care on eczema in babies and children
    With babies and children, care motivated by eczema are also of utmost importance:
    - Avoid cotton-wool and other fibers that irritate the skin, as well as parts with labels or other elements with relief, as some buttons;
    - Choose plush bedding, preferably made of cotton;
    - Prefer the inside clothes from Skintoskin;
    - For best results use SKINTOSKIN clothing continuously;
    - In the bathroom and hygiene, use suitable products to hydrate the skin;
    - The baths should be brief and with lukewarm water;
    - Keep your nails short to prevent scratching worsens the condition of the skin (the use of gloves to sleep also helps);
    - Avoid exposure to dust mites in the home and polluted environments;
    - Choose mattresses and pillows with anti dust mites;
    - Never forget the necessary solar protection, especially in cases of prolonged exposure;
    - recreational activities and sports that cause excessive sweating should be avoided, because the sweat stimulates the itching;
    - the prolonged contact with the water of swimming pools can be a cough because of the chlorine;
    - Try to be aware of the anxiety and stress;

    - Consult your physician with frequency.

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    Main factors of aggravation of eczema.

    Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a chronic disease, multifactorial.
    It is very common in children and is often associated with other diseases such as asthma and rhinitis.
    However, there are a number of factors that may aggravate the eczema:
    - contact with irritating substances, such as some clothes
    - Some detergent and fabric softeners used in boards
    - Contact with mites
    - Excessive Sweating
    - Some foods
    - infection, stress and anxiety
    - extreme weather conditions
    - Hormonal Changes in periods as the adolescence or menopause

    Advice for all skins
    With a tendency to drought
    • The temperature of the water in the bathroom or shower must be lukewarm and never too hot.
    • Avoid lather too and do not use abrasive sponges. Prefer Soft soaps, and pay attention to its composition.
    • If you take two baths per day, the whole body soap in only one of them. On the other, just do it in the areas of skin fold (underarms, groin regions and buttocks).
    • Soon after, with the skin is still wet, apply a moisturising cream. Look for a dermatologist to find out what the most suitable moisturizer for your skin.
    • Drink plenty of water and eat fruits and vegetables.

    With a tendency to oily
    • Avoid using moisturizers in the areas of oily skin, they are rarely needed.
    • Choose suitable products. For the body prefer lotion instead of cream.
    • Avoid washing your face with warm water, because this stimulates the production of more oily.
    • Avoid fatty foods.
    • Drink plenty of water and eat fruits and vegetables.
    • Use sunscreens or cosmetics with the label oil free (without oil).
    • If, in addition to oily, the Skin peels off or becomes reddish or has itching, look for a dermatologist, because it can be with seborrheic dermatitis or another problem.
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