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How can you guard against sweat as you work out when you have eczema?

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The salt and acidity in sweat can dry out your skin and make it sting. You can take steps to minimize it.

Wipe off sweat as you work out. Always keep a towel with you.

But don’t use your shirt! If you do, all that sweat will still be touching your skin.

When you work out indoors, use a fan. It helps sweat evaporate.

SOURCES:

British Journal of Dermatology : “A systematic review of vigorous physical activity in eczema.”

National Eczema Association: “What is Eczema?” “Eczema Causes and Triggers,” “Eczema and Exercise: 10 Tips From the NEA Community,” “What About Exercise?”

Mayo Clinic: “Exercise and Stress: Get Moving to Manage Stress.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Can a Child with Eczema Attend Gym Class and Play Sports?”

Foundation for Atopic Dermatitis: “Sport and Atopic Eczema.”

Nasir, A. , 2005. Eczema-Free for Life

The Hospital of Central Connecticut, “Dealing with Eczema.”

National Eczema Society: “Itching & Scratching,” “Clothing Stockists List,“ “Eczema and Swimming.”

TeensHealth: “Eczema.”

Seattle Children’s: “Should Your Child See a Doctor? Eczema.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 12, 2017

SOURCES:

British Journal of Dermatology : “A systematic review of vigorous physical activity in eczema.”

National Eczema Association: “What is Eczema?” “Eczema Causes and Triggers,” “Eczema and Exercise: 10 Tips From the NEA Community,” “What About Exercise?”

Mayo Clinic: “Exercise and Stress: Get Moving to Manage Stress.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Can a Child with Eczema Attend Gym Class and Play Sports?”

Foundation for Atopic Dermatitis: “Sport and Atopic Eczema.”

Nasir, A. , 2005. Eczema-Free for Life

The Hospital of Central Connecticut, “Dealing with Eczema.”

National Eczema Society: “Itching & Scratching,” “Clothing Stockists List,“ “Eczema and Swimming.”

TeensHealth: “Eczema.”

Seattle Children’s: “Should Your Child See a Doctor? Eczema.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 12, 2017

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