Showering and Bathing Tips for Eczema

Showering is a compulsory part of our daily routine and we sometimes don’t think much about it. However, people that live with eczema should understand how important showering is and make sure they are not making it worse by showering. Washing the skin is an important for general hygiene, but people with eczema have a compromised skin barrier and are at higher risk for bacterial colonization and skin infection [1] so they need to be careful about how they shower.

Eczema is also called atopic dermatitis, eczema is a severe skin disease that leads to several symptoms such as; itchiness, swelling, scaling and redness. Skin care is vital to eczema treatment and bathing is important for skin care. It is important to know that just as the right bath process can sooth the skin, the wrong process can irritate it, bring on a flare-up and worsen any skin infection. The temperature of the water used is also very important.

Bacteria building up on the skin can cause eczema flare-ups. This is why taking good care of the skin is very important if you have eczema. Using moisturizers immediately after showering helps increase the oils in the skin, curbing irritation and potentially preventing flare-ups. This also works for children and young adults.

In this article, I will be talking about showering and bathing tips for people with eczema to follow. They include:

Close the bathroom doors

It is important to keep bathroom doors close while showering to keep moisture within the room and in your skin, this helps to trap humidity in the air. Experts have discovered that low air humidity can cause drying out of the skin.