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Eczema Prevention

Prevention

It is difficult to prevent eczema. This is most true when there is a strong family history.

Breastfeeding may reduce a child’s risk of the condition. If you already have eczema, there are several things you can do to try to control it:

  • Follow guidelines to limit house dust mites in bedding.
  • Avoid direct contact with wool to the skin.
  • Talk to your doctor about any natural or herbal treatments. Some of these may make eczema worse.
  • Avoid scratching or rubbing when possible.
  • Follow your treatment plan. Improvement may take several weeks or even months after a new medicine is started.
  • Maintain a cool stable environment. Keep consistent humidity levels.
  • Recognize and limit emotional stress.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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