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Can atopic eczema be prevented?

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Currently, there is no effective strategy for preventing atopic eczema, but the symptoms of the condition can improve. To improve the signs of eczema:

  • Reduce stress
  • Avoid scratchy materials (for example, wool) and chemicals such as harsh soaps, detergents, and solvents
  • Moisturize frequently
  • Avoid sudden changes in temperature or humidity
  • Avoid situations that cause sweating and overheating

From: Common Skin Rashes WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology. 

Australasian College of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology. 

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Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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