Atopic dermatitis, more typically known as eczema, affects up to 20 percent of individuals around the world. Some patients deal with eczema for a short period, while others experience chronic flare-ups. This condition looks like a rash, but it does not always develop as such. It causes red, irritated skin that often itches, resulting in swelling, thickening, or oozing if scratched. Many patients who visit our Huntington area practiced are looking for natural treatment options to reduce eczema flare-ups.
Patients with mild eczema may benefit from the use of moisturizers that help keep the skin from getting dry and irritated. However, for others, this is not enough to keep the problem controlled. Medications may be needed on active areas of eczema, and medicated lotions may be beneficial in keeping flare-ups from occurring. Fortunately, there are also non-medical ways to address eczema in a more natural manner.
Natural eczema treatment
Natural treatment for milder cases of eczema typically involves modification of lifestyle habits. Here are a few options patients can consider if they choose to find a non-medicinal method of treatment:
- Avoid taking hot baths and showers, and use a quality moisturizer afterwards to keep the skin hydrated
- Avoid temperature extremes to reduce the likelihood of flare-ups
- Use personal care products, laundry detergents, and other products that are free from perfumes and dyes
- Determine food, chemical, and environmental triggers and avoid them if possible
- Use liquid soaps and moisturizers that are hypoallergenic
- Avoid itchy fabrics such as wool
Request an appointment with Dr. Roger Koreen today!
The team at Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center encourage patients to learn about eczema, triggers, and treatment options. We accept new patients at our practice conveniently located at 28 Elm Street. Call our front office to schedule an appointment at (631) 417-3300 today!