Pool Days That Won't Aggravate Your Eczema

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On hot summer days, we love spending time at the pool. But need to take precautions to keep the sun and chemicals from triggering an eczema flare-up. Eczema flares can be caused by overheating and are made worse with sunburn, so we try to stay out of the sun, bring an umbrella for shade, and wear sunscreen suitable for sensitive skin.

It's important to reapply after swimming and as often as recommended on the label to be sure your skin is protected. When toweling off, make sure there's no debris in your towel and be sure to pat your skin dry. Don't rub it. Gentle does it. After spending time in the water, it's important to immediately rinse off. Then, you can reapply moisturizing cream and follow your typical skin care routine.