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What are some gentle bathing tips for eczema skin?

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Another way to stop your skin from drying out is to take shorter showers -- 10 to 15 minutes maximum. Keep the water warm, not hot. Skip the soap and instead use gentle scent and dye-free cleansing products. Emollient soap substitutes and bath oils clean as well as soap and are less irritating. Wash your skin gently. Don't scrub. When you step out of the shower or bath, pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

SOURCES:

National Eczema Association: "Basics of Moisturizing," "Hand Eczema," "Moisturizers," "Moisturizing," "Neurodermatitis," "Protect Your Hands at Home," "Symptoms."

National Eczema Society: "Atopic Eczema," "Emollients," "Topical Steroids."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 04, 2018

SOURCES:

National Eczema Association: "Basics of Moisturizing," "Hand Eczema," "Moisturizers," "Moisturizing," "Neurodermatitis," "Protect Your Hands at Home," "Symptoms."

National Eczema Society: "Atopic Eczema," "Emollients," "Topical Steroids."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 04, 2018

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