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How does relaxing help eczema?

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From deep breathing to yoga and guided imagery, there are many ways to wind down. What works for you may be different than what helps other people relax. So explore your options. You can try progressive relaxation or listening to a relaxation CD. Or take a few minutes each day to write about what you’re feeling. You can rip up the paper or delete the file when you’re done.

SOURCES:

Jafferany, M. 2007. The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,

EczemaNet: "Preventing Flare-Ups;" "Stress Reduction Techniques;" and "The Truth About ‘Other’ Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis."

Donald V. Belsito, MD, professor of clinical dermatology at Columbia University.

Julie Block, president and CEO of the National Eczema Association, San Rafael, Calif.

FamilyDoctor.org: "Stress: How to Cope Better With Life's Challenges."

Andrea Cambio, MD, FAAD, medical director of Cambio Dermatology, Cape Coral, Fla.

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 01, 2016

SOURCES:

Jafferany, M. 2007. The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,

EczemaNet: "Preventing Flare-Ups;" "Stress Reduction Techniques;" and "The Truth About ‘Other’ Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis."

Donald V. Belsito, MD, professor of clinical dermatology at Columbia University.

Julie Block, president and CEO of the National Eczema Association, San Rafael, Calif.

FamilyDoctor.org: "Stress: How to Cope Better With Life's Challenges."

Andrea Cambio, MD, FAAD, medical director of Cambio Dermatology, Cape Coral, Fla.

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 01, 2016

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