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Are summer weather and sweat bad for eczema?

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For some people with eczema, warm, sunny, and humid weather brings relief. Others find that the hot weather triggers prickly heat and a frenzy of scratching. To ease symptoms, try these tips:

Don’t get too sweaty. Sweating dries out your skin, and the salt in sweat can sting and irritate it. So try to stay cool. Take it easy on hot days and stick to indoor activities. Use air conditioning or a fan if you need one.

From: Eczema and the Weather WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

DermNet New Zealand: “Causes of Atopic Dermatitis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Atopic Dermatitis.”

UpToDate: “Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Shedding Light on Summer Eczema Management.”

National Eczema Association: “What Causes Eczema to Get Better or Worse?” “Eczema and Exercise,” “Understanding Your Atopic Dermatitis,” “Trigger Factors.”

National Eczema Society: “Eczema and the Sun,” “Weather,” “Understanding How to Manage My Eczema by Bathing.”

National Health Service (UK): “Atopic eczema -- Treatment.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 28, 2017

SOURCES:

DermNet New Zealand: “Causes of Atopic Dermatitis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Atopic Dermatitis.”

UpToDate: “Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Shedding Light on Summer Eczema Management.”

National Eczema Association: “What Causes Eczema to Get Better or Worse?” “Eczema and Exercise,” “Understanding Your Atopic Dermatitis,” “Trigger Factors.”

National Eczema Society: “Eczema and the Sun,” “Weather,” “Understanding How to Manage My Eczema by Bathing.”

National Health Service (UK): “Atopic eczema -- Treatment.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 28, 2017

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