What causes eczema and how to treat it

Eczema is brown, grey or ashy spots on the skin.

Eczema can be extremely disturbing {african belle}
  1. Irritants - the soap you use, detergents, disinfectants and even some meals can trigger eczema
  2. Cigarette smoke
  3. Metals like nickel
  4. Stress
  5. Sweat 
  6. Hormones
  7. Antibacterial substances containing bacitracin, neomycin and formaldehyde
  8. Dry skin

See a doctor/pharmacists for proper diagnosis; they would prescribe medication like steroid cream and, hydrocortisone cream as well as others.

They can help you identify your allergens too.

There are certain lifestyle changes you can make;

  1. Keep your skin hydrated. Always use lotion after a bath. You can also add bath oil to your bathing water
  2. Make sure your home is dusted properly
  3. Use soaps and detergent without perfume and dye
  4. Don’t wear outfits that are too rough or tight
  5. Relax and worry less
  6. Stay away from things you are allergic to.

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