May 15, 2015 |  written by IVX Health

How to Manage Eczema During the Summer

For some people, symptoms of eczema get worse during the summer months, but there are things you can do to adjust your eczema treatment plan to manage or even avoid worsening symptoms.  Read on for our tips. Know What Triggers Your Eczema Symptoms The four main culprits for eczema during the summer are heat, perspiration, seasonal allergies, and skin products.  Keeping track of what triggers your symptoms can help you take precautions when you might encounter irritants.  Keep a journal or a spreadsheet of flare-ups and potential causes so you can be better informed. Choose the Right Products to Keep Your Skin Moisturized Eczema is caused by the skin's inability to maintain a moisture barrier, so it's important to keep your skin moisturized.  However, you should make sure you're choosing hypoallergenic formulas, including sunscreens, to avoid irritating your skin.  Avoid added perfumes, dyes, alcohols and antibacterial skin products, which kill both bad and good bacteria (soap & water is a better choice). Choose the Right Clothing Staying cool will help prevent skin-irritating sweat, and choosing cotton clothing that's both loose and soft is a winning combination for eczema sufferers. Manage Your Seasonal Allergies If your seasonal allergies tend to come along with flare-ups, start managing the symptoms before they occur.  Check out this blog posts from our archives for tips. How to Fight Spring Allergies Don't Skip Your Eczema Treatment Plan Even though it might be tempting to blow off your treatment plan to take advantage of summer activities and vacations, you'll likely regret it if you do.  The good news is, if your plan includes IV treatment, IVX Health can work with your schedule, whether you need appointments during the day, evening or even on weekends, at either of our two easy-to-access locations on either side of the state line. On top of that, we  feature comfortable recliners, HDTVs, iPads, Kindles loaded with current bestsellers, and private rooms so you can relax on your own or even spend time with friends or loved ones. It's kind of a vacation in and of itself.  If you’re ready to experience the difference IVX Health can make in your life, give us a call at either one of our locations.  

For some people, symptoms of eczema get worse during the summer months, but there are things you can do to adjust your eczema treatment plan to manage or even avoid worsening symptoms.  Read on for our tips.

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Looking to enjoy everything has summer to offer, despite your eczema? Learn how to manage and prevent your symptoms. (Photo courtesy of bigwavephoto / Wikimedia Commons, via Wikimedia Commons)

Know What Triggers Your Eczema Symptoms

The four main culprits for eczema during the summer are heat, perspiration, seasonal allergies, and skin products.  Keeping track of what triggers your symptoms can help you take precautions when you might encounter irritants.  Keep a journal or a spreadsheet of flare-ups and potential causes so you can be better informed.

Choose the Right Products to Keep Your Skin Moisturized

Eczema is caused by the skin’s inability to maintain a moisture barrier, so it’s important to keep your skin moisturized.  However, you should make sure you’re choosing hypoallergenic formulas, including sunscreens, to avoid irritating your skin.  Avoid added perfumes, dyes, alcohols and antibacterial skin products, which kill both bad and good bacteria (soap & water is a better choice).

Choose the Right Clothing

Staying cool will help prevent skin-irritating sweat, and choosing cotton clothing that’s both loose and soft is a winning combination for eczema sufferers.

Manage Your Seasonal Allergies

If your seasonal allergies tend to come along with flare-ups, start managing the symptoms before they occur.  Check out this blog posts from our archives for tips.

Don’t Skip Your Eczema Treatment Plan

Even though it might be tempting to blow off your treatment plan to take advantage of summer activities and vacations, you’ll likely regret it if you do.  The good news is, if your plan includes IV treatment, IVX Health can work with your schedule, whether you need appointments during the day, evening or even on weekends, at either of our two easy-to-access locations on either side of the state line.

On top of that, we  feature comfortable recliners, HDTVs, iPads, Kindles loaded with current bestsellers, and private rooms so you can relax on your own or even spend time with friends or loved ones. It’s kind of a vacation in and of itself.  If you’re ready to experience the difference IVX Health can make in your life, give us a call at either one of our locations.

 

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