Are you upset with your skin especially during the winter season? Does your skin feel itchy and irritable? There are high chances that you are suffering from Eczema. It is a condition that makes your skin dry, red, and patchy. Eczema breakouts are common during the winter season because of less humidity in the air.

What is Eczema?

Eczema comes in an oval and patchy form. Most commonly Eczema is seen as a problem in children, but it can affect people of all ages. For some people, it goes from mild to moderate where the skin becomes flaky and becomes worse for others and the most severe form of Eczema can make your skin ooze and crack. Even if your skin is not red, dry, or flaky it still needs protection and care.

What are the symptoms of Eczema?

Eczema symptoms can be different for everyone, it may include

  • Itching
  • Red and patchy skin
  • Discolored & dry skin
  • Swelling
  • Thin, scaly, and cracked skin  

Eczema can be troublesome and the above discussed are a few symptoms that are early indicators that you’re about to get an irritable skin problem. Do you know 35 million Americans are suffering from skin diseases and Eczema has the highest percentile among them? The best way to find out if you have Eczema must consult with some medical professionals soonest.

How can Eczema get even worse?

Eczema occurs more frequently or gets worse in the winter season. Eczema breakouts because of taking too much hot bath, covering yourself with more clothes, and too many layers of bed while sleeping. These are all things that make your skin dry. Another important factor is the indoor heating system which combines with the air. It can also be caused by taking the stress of something, certain skin allergies such as pet dander or dust, etc.

Are you concerned about getting rid of Eczema? Here are a few tips which can help you get rid of this skin problem efficiently.

  • Use of Vitamin D supplements

As we all know that Vitamin D synchronizes the amount of calcium and phosphate in our body. It is needed to keep your bones and muscles healthy. It plays an important role in protecting your skin and revitalization. Though the natural ultraviolet light also helps to keep Vitamin D production in your body. 

  • Miss out on hot Baths

Another precautionary measure to take is to skip hot showers as they increase the level of blood pressure, make skin condition, even more, worse and skin becomes more dryer and irritated. To keep your skin moist, make sure that you use the kind of products that are made especially for baths and limit your time while taking a bath. For children, 10 to 15 minutes are more than enough.

  • Drink plenty of water

Try drinking plenty of water in winters and keep your body hydrated. During cold weather, the temperature begins to drop and the air becomes drier as compared to the warmer days. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day. It will help to moisturize your skin. An average male needs 120 ounces of water and a female needs 91 ounces of water. Use lemon or other citrus fruits in water for a mild flavor.

  • Use a thick moisturizer

Before you sleep at night, moisturize your skin properly. It is an important element because the stiffness and dryness in your skin during the winter season will make it defenseless against breakouts and allergies. Instead of using lotion use petroleum jelly to treat winter Eczema. If your problem is worse, then it’s best you contact your dermatologist who will prescribe you something stronger to fight back with the Eczema breakouts.

  • Avoid using certain stuff

Many people with Eczema find out that using stuff like nylon, polyester, and others causes overheating, irritation, dryness and it leads to breakouts. Stuff like these is harmful to use especially when you are already facing this condition. Also, avoid wearing too many layers of bed and make sure that bedsheets are of fabric or cotton material in this way it will let you sleep peacefully.

Are you suffering from Eczema or your skin show signs of an Eczema outbreak? Book a dermatological consultation for Eczema Treatment in Islamabad with Dermatologist Dr. Shumaila who will diagnose your eczema condition & come up with a proper treatment plan for your specific case.