Cream for eczema
Is it necessary to use another cream for eczema in addition to the ointment prescribed by the doctor? If yes, how to choose the right eczema cream? It all depends on the correct diagnosis. Not every dermatitis is eczema.
Dry, red, scaly and itchy patches on the skin, sometimes blisters and cracked skin are all symptoms of a range of eczema. But fungal infections, toxic irritation and some bacterial or viral infections also present similarly. Therefore, with longer-lasting symptoms, it is necessary to visit a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis.
As far as eczema is concerned, there are a number of them with different manifestations. Because eczema is a matter of either congenital allergy or acquired hypersensitivity, it is difficult to cure completely. A doctor can prescribe most often hormonal ointments, which are effective and quickly soothe and heal the worst manifestations. But the skin even after that remains sensitive to various stimuli and is easily irritated again. To reduce recurrent so-called flare-ups, the patient should take good care of his skin. This means keeping it well hydrated and protecting it from contact with irritants.
Several principles apply to choosing the right eczema cream.
The first is to study the ingredients of the eczema cream on offer. Many creams for atopics and eczema sufferers contain unexpected and common irritants: perfume ingredients and essential oils. These are among the most common allergens in cosmetics.
Secondly, choose an eczema cream knowing that the more ingredients it contains, the more likely it is that some of the ingredients will do the skin no good.
Thirdly, even so-called natural cosmetics are not without risk. Calendula or chamomile cream can help many people, but it also contains substances that can cause allergic reactions. Often recommended lard for lubrication is not the right thing for an eczema sufferer. It contains proteins that can irritate the skin. Its moisturising effect is limited to the surface of the skin.
Fourthly, don't buy eczema cream immediately in a large packet. If possible, ask for testers of the cream you want to try.
When using any eczema cream, keep in mind that the care of eczematous skin must be comprehensive. Treat it gently. Don't scrub it, use scrubs, scrubs, rough sponges or washcloths. Soaps and washing gels should have a PH of 5-6. Ordinary soaps are strongly alkaline. Try to avoid contact with substances that you know will irritate you.
You can also try Dermaguard barrier cream, which can moisturise your skin for a long time, but more importantly protects it from irritation.
Immediate solution for contact eczema and rashes
- The cream forms an invisible long-term barrier against allergens on the skin
- Prevention of contact eczema, intertrigo, rashes, diaper dermatitis
- Protects up to 6 hours, moisturises, non-greasy, not perfumed