10 Ways to Help Prevent Summer Eczema Flare-Ups
Eczema flare ups are common in the summer, often stimulated even more by allergies, heat and general changing of the seasons. But there are many ways to help keep your symptoms at bay and your summer a success.
Stay hydrated – drink lots of water
Keep gels and lotions in the fridge to keep them cool
Use cooling towels to help reduce sweating
Minimize excessive outdoor activities during the hottest, most humid parts of the day to eliminate as much sweating as possible.
Carry a cooler bag with a bottle of cold water and a washcloth to wipe sweat off right away
Wear loose fitting, light clothing. Items made of natural fabric like cotton or linen is best
Swim! The chlorine in the water can help. But rinse off after swimming and moisturize right away
Keep the insides of elbows and backs of knees as dry as possible
Wear long-sleeved cotton pajamas and run the air conditioning at night
Coconut oil. Soak in a baking soda bath (lukewarm to cool water) and slather on coconut oil afterwards.
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