Diagnosed With Eczema – Now What? 

Were you recently advised by a physician or do you have all the classic signs and symptoms of Eczema? It is nice to have a name for your skin condition but what do you do once you are diagnosed with Eczema?

The first thing to do is to try and determine what is causing your Eczema. Unfortunately, this can be a lengthy and difficult process. The only way is through trial and error. Regrettably Eczema can have many causes. Some people experience outbreaks after contact with chemicals like those found in detergents and makeup. Others experience the condition after their skin has been in contact with allergens, dust and mildew.

It is best to keep a record of what you have been in contact with and when using a notebook or journal. This way you can log your activities and outbreaks for each week. Slowly but surely you will be able to zone in on what activity caused your outbreak. If you feel you have found your trigger then you must do your best to avoid it.

You should seek immediate relief. The process of finding the culprit can take some time so you have waited long enough – rid your life of the cause as soon as possible. You don’t want to take days or months to seek relief you want it right away.

One of the best immediate reliefs for Eczema is to moisturize your skin. It is the dryness in the skin that causes the itching. It is important to apply the moisturizer after showering or having a bath and also apply throughout the day if required. The kind of moisturizer, cream or lotion is entirely up to you.

Some over the counter antihistamines and any-itch creams can also be helpful. Although anti-itch creams are topical and should only be applied directly to the area and sparingly. Antihistamines are designed to treat allergies, which can often be the cause of Eczema. They assist to stop the itch and clear up any rash or hives associated with the Eczema.

Fortunately you now know what your skin condition is; unfortunately there is no immediate cure. Dealing with Eczema can be a long term battle. Seek support from other Eczema suffers or online forums. One of the most important things is to see a doctor if your Eczema becomes inflamed or infected.