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.
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