Eczema is a pesky skin ailment that inflicts itself upon a plethora of people all over the world. It leaves you with patches of skin that are dry and rough, and in some cases become irritated. In severe cases, people can experience extreme amounts of discomfort and pain (although pain is rare). This ailment means that patients are constantly looking for sources of moisture, and if they don’t get it, the skin condition could get worse. Finding the right cream for eczema is almost essential.

Eczema

How Do You Get It?

Eczema isn’t contagious by any means, although a lot of people improperly perceive it to be. This is the kind of disease you develop through genetics, but it can also come to fruition through allergies or even “poor venous return”. If you’re seriously allergic to something, you’ll more than likely show signs of eczema when you come into contact with them (in some instances, incredibly severe cases of this skin condition can apply).

If you’ve ever heard someone talk about eczema like it was contagious, they clearly didn’t know much about the subject. It isn’t contagious, and you shouldn’t actively avoid anybody suffering from this ailment – then again, you wouldn’t if you knew exactly what they were going through.

How Is It Treated?

The ailment is treated through the use of various steroid creams any moisturizers. Steroid creams have been known to thin out the skin with vigorous use, but that’s okay in many cases, because eczema can lead you thickening of the skin. Moisturizers will always be a good idea, although individuals will talk about what works for them on a personal level. Some people will prefer products designed specifically for eczema sufferers, whereas others may want to take a much more “natural” route. There’s nothing wrong with that, as some medical remedies for eczema can make the situation a lot worse if applied in the wrong sense.

Moisturizers

If you’re like me, you’ll go with regular products and natural moisturizers. Personally, I love coconut oil – it’s not too expensive and is one of the more “natural” moisturizers you’ll find around. It works wonders and can even be used in cooking and such! It’s been proven to kill bad bacteria on your skin, promoting a much healthier look all-around; give it a shot and see what you think. Some other natural moisturizers that I’m quite fond of would be cocoa butter and shea butter, both butters that are great for keeping the skin moist and supple.

There are obviously lotions out there that are Vaseline-based and such, or feature tons of fragrances and what not, but I would suggest you avoid most of those. The fragrances put inside of these lotions can react poorly with your skin, and if you already suffer from eczema, that’s a pot you really shouldn’t be stirring up. Take it from someone who has eczema and has been dealing with it for years – natural moisturizers rock!

That doesn’t mean that other products aren’t going to work and should be avoided completely – it’s all about personal tastes.

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