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How can cleaning your face gently help with treating eczema?

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It's important to clean gently because soap can irritate your skin. Washing with water alone may not be enough, especially if your face is oily. Use a gentle non-soap cleanser instead.

From: How to Manage Eczema on the Face WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

DermNet New Zealand: “Seborrhoeic dermatitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Atopic dermatitis (eczema).”

National Eczema Association: “Eczema Causes and Triggers.”

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

UpToDate: “Patient education: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) (Beyond the Basics),” "Treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema),” "Management of severe refractory atopic dermatitis (eczema).”

National Eczema Society (UK): “Adult Seborrhoeic,” “Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors (TCIs),” “Facial eczema.”

MedlinePlus: “Atopic dermatitis.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on September 29, 2017

SOURCES:

DermNet New Zealand: “Seborrhoeic dermatitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Atopic dermatitis (eczema).”

National Eczema Association: “Eczema Causes and Triggers.”

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

UpToDate: “Patient education: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) (Beyond the Basics),” "Treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema),” "Management of severe refractory atopic dermatitis (eczema).”

National Eczema Society (UK): “Adult Seborrhoeic,” “Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors (TCIs),” “Facial eczema.”

MedlinePlus: “Atopic dermatitis.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on September 29, 2017

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