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How can you prevent eczema outbreaks?

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Eczema outbreaks can sometimes be avoided or the severity lessened by following these simple tips:

  • Moisturize frequently.
  • Avoid sudden changes in temperature or humidity.
  • Avoid sweating or overheating.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Avoid scratchy materials, such as wool.
  • Avoid harsh soaps, detergents, and solvents.
  • Be aware of any foods that may cause an outbreak and avoid those foods.

From: Skin Conditions and Eczema WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

SOURCE:

American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

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