Skincare for treament of Eczema

Hi Mads

What is the treatment of eczema with skin care?

Eczema is a skin condition that can be experienced very differently from person to person, but generally described as skin rash with itching, dryness and irritation. This may occur in smaller areas throughout the body in mild or strong degree .

Eczema occurs when the skin’s immune system reacts to a particular substance , which can be anything from clothing , detergents , soap, grass , food or anything else that can be very individual . Stressful situations can also trigger , prolong or aggravate outbreaks of eczema.

Certain forms of dermatitis can be hereditary.

Treatment of eczema

Eczema is a skin condition that is not easy to cure , but with different guidelines and treatments it is possible to reduce the symptoms of eczema.

Skin Care must be gently and without irritating ingredients

All skin types should avoid irritating ingredients of skin care products in the form of perfumes , dyes, alcohol and natural essential oils ( menthol, camphor, eucalyptus , citrus , etc. ) and if you suffer from eczema , this shoud especially be apriority.

Skin care products that can calm and maintain the skin’s moisture level can make a big difference for skin with eczema. Therefore, always use a moisturizer right after you wash your hands and face.

Get help with prescription skin care for eczema

Cortisone creams are the most effective and accessible treatment for eczema , which can be purchased at various concentrations at the pharmacy. If the counter cortisone is not effective enough, you can also use her doctor have higher concentrations of cortisone creams on prescription.

Cortisone creams should not be used daily for a long period of time , as they can make the skin thin and light sensitive and thus causing premature aging.

Food and eczema

Recent research suggests that foods can cause eczema, however , there is no secret formula for exactly what foods provide eczema. It can be demanding , but necessary , experimenting with his diet, to find out which foods can cause eczema.

Foods like gluten , dairy products and foods with a high glycemic index ( much sugar ) may be the first place you should start his experimentation.

Light treatment for eczema

UVA and UVB rays (available from the sun , among other things ) the skin breaks down dramatically , but this has been found to be beneficial for chronic eczema .

Doctors may postpone eczema affected skin for special UV lamps to improve this and in severe cases of eczema, combined UVA rays with the drug psoralen , which is taken orally or påsmørres skin. This combination of treatment is called PUVA ( psoralen + UVA ) .

Since phototherapy will break the skin dramatically, creating premature aging and increase the chances of skin cancer ( quite like sunbathing ) , you should only choose this type of treatment if you suffer from severe eczema and have tried other therapies.

Have a nice day!


Mads Timmermann

Expert in beautiful skin and founder of Danish Skin Care