4. PREVENTION IS AS IMPORTANT AS TREATMENT
Although it is important to treat the symptoms of eczema, it is equally important to take measures to reduce them.
The NHS recommends using your emollient all the time, even if you are not experiencing symptoms.
To make sure your skin’s natural barrier is never broken, the protective layer must be maintained.
It’s important not to ignore eczema because the itchy, red, dry and cracked skin may be a sign that the skin’s natural protective barrier is damaged. Do not itch it
Using emollients routinely will help this, particularly after washing, when your skin will be most hydrated, emollients can help you lock the moisture in.
I recommend finding an emollient you like and are comfortable with and use it at least daily.
Even when you are over a flare-up, your skin is still sensitive, so routine treatment is extremely important.