Health Tip: If You Have Eczema
(HealthDay News) -- Eczema, also called contact dermatitis, can occur when the skin touches a substance that triggers an allergic reaction. Though actual substances vary by person, common triggers include fragrances used in perfumes or chemicals used in sunscreens.
The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions to help avoid a flare of allergic eczema:
- Avoid exposure to any substance that triggers a skin rash.
- If you do come into contact with an allergic substance, promptly wash affected skin.
- Learn how to identify and avoid triggers such as poison ivy or poison oak.
-- Diana Kohnle
Copyright © 2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
Take a Personalized Health Test
Health News TodayFeed
- Mouse Study Hints at Treatment for Itch-Related Ills Like Eczema06/11/2015
- Medical Bills Another Burden for Eczema Patients: Study03/04/2015
- Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?02/23/2015
- Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk, Study Finds02/18/2015
- Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems01/23/2015
- View More Eczema News