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Video Shows Helpful Tips For Showering With Eczema

This can bring more relief while washing up

Listen, I’m totally unapologetic about the fact that I am not thrilled that TikTok videos can now go up to 10 minutes. If I wanna watch folks talk for a long period of time, in my mind, that’s what YouTube is for. When I hop on TikTok, I wanna take in as much intel in a short amount of time because…that’s what I’ve always liked the most about the app.

And that’s why posts like the one from @dr.ljmaxfield are always gonna get a round of applause in my book. As you’re about to see, in 30 seconds, this man taught us how to handle eczema in the shower — concisely and effectively. Check it out.

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Explaining eczema when you’ve only got a little bit of space to work with is kinda challenging. Long story short, it’s an inflammatory skin condition. For some people, it can be genetic but other things that can trigger a breakout include chemicals in cleansers, perfumes or even fabrics, exposure to extreme weather and shifts in your diet.

It wasn’t until a few years ago that sometimes I will get an eczema patch behind my ears. Putting a moisturizer there and sleeping with a humidifier helped to remedy the situation. I haven’t noticed a breakout in about a year-and-a-half since.

Anyway, if you happen to be someone who has eczema on other parts of your body, I’m thinking that his tips may be helpful if bathing isn’t always as soothing of an experience as it tends to be for others. Just as a brief recap:

· Wash in lukewarm water

· Apply a gentle cleanser

· Don’t stay in the shower too long (10 minutes is just fine)

· Pat your skin until its damp

· Apply cream or ointment to “seal” your skin

If you’d like to incorporate a carrier oil into the sealing process, some great ones include sunflower oil (it’s high in vitamins A, C and E), tea tree oil (it’s great at fighting off bacterial infections) and calendula oil (it contains anti-inflammatory properties).

Although eczema is considered to be a chronic condition (it has no “cure), it can definitely be managed. This video can play a significant role in that. Try it and see if it helps. Something tells me that it will.