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How can you keep cool during a workout when you have eczema?

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When you exercise, your body heats up, and heat can make your eczema worse. Some tips to stay cool.

Take breaks. Split up your workouts. Stop and give your body a chance to cool down. Then start again.

Drink lots of water. Always have a bottle handy. Some have a mister that allows you to spray your skin, too.

Don’t overdo it. If it’s hot out, stay in an air-conditioned spot indoors. Stick to less strenuous workouts and do it before 11 a.m. or after 5 when it’s cooler.

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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