Eczema Treatment by Proper Hydration

June 19, 2009 by  
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Skin contains natural moisture within it and retaining it there is important for quelling eczema symptoms. If you suffer from eczema, you should keep your skin hydrated.

Eczema sufferers should also avoid things like aromatic body washes, bubble baths, and certain varieties of soaps, lotions, and cleansers. This is because these products can actually make the skin drier. If you suffer from eczema, you should use moisturizers more often for the best skin care. The more dry and flaky an eczema patient’s skin is, the thicker the type of lotions and creams he or she should use.

Those who have eczema, or are prone to eczema, should not opt for long baths, or bubble baths, but must have short ones with moisturizing bath oils. Once out of the bath, after patting the skin dry, a moisturizer should be applied when the skin is still damp.

It is also important to apply moisturizers twice a day, in the morning and at bed time. It would be better if the moisturizing can be done three or four times a day, especially for those who have a drier skin or are more prone to eczema.

Ointments, or creams, or lotions can be used depending upon personal choice or season, but should be reapplied at necessary frequency based on the water content of the product and the condition of the eczema.

Maintaining the body’s fluid balance is not the requirement of eczema patients alone. Even the bodies of those who are not in need of any eczema cure need continuous replenishment of body liquids to keep all its organs functional. Human body, like the planet earth itself, is about 70% water. The water that is lost has to be fed back to the body in the form of a minimum of six up to eight glasses of liquids a day.

While this is necessary for proper digestion and body detoxification, it is necessary also for a healthy skin, and especially so in the case of those who have eczema symptoms. Body normally ensures that it gets its quota of water by using the thirst mechanism. For those with eczema, they have to drink their quota of water whether they feel thirsty or not.