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Does stress make eczema worse?

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Stay calm. Angst and stress can make you itch and scratch even more. Look for ways to ease your mind. Talk with friends, try a yoga class, or learn how to meditate. Asking a loved one to give you a quick massage with a moisturizing cream or oil may help, too.

SOURCES:

National Eczema Association: “Eczema;” “Alternative Therapies;” “Proper Moisturizing Techniques;” “Alternative Treatments;” and “Bleach Baths.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Atopic Dermatitis: Tips for Managing” and “Eczema.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Handout on Health: Atopic Dermatitis (A Type of Eczema.)”

National Jewish Health: “Eczema Lifestyle Management (Atopic Dermatitis)" and “Eczema Lifestyle Management: Avoid Irritants with Ectopic Dermatitis.”

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology: “Skin Care Tips for Individuals With Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema).”

American Skin Association: “Dry Skin.”

UpToDate: “Patient Information: Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema): Beyond the Basics.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

National Eczema Association: “Eczema;” “Alternative Therapies;” “Proper Moisturizing Techniques;” “Alternative Treatments;” and “Bleach Baths.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Atopic Dermatitis: Tips for Managing” and “Eczema.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Handout on Health: Atopic Dermatitis (A Type of Eczema.)”

National Jewish Health: “Eczema Lifestyle Management (Atopic Dermatitis)" and “Eczema Lifestyle Management: Avoid Irritants with Ectopic Dermatitis.”

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology: “Skin Care Tips for Individuals With Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema).”

American Skin Association: “Dry Skin.”

UpToDate: “Patient Information: Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema): Beyond the Basics.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 01, 2018

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