Published Thursday November 24
Eczema is an itchy rash that’s often hard to get rid of.
Most people can’t help scratching it, which further irritates the skin. Eczema is often, but not always, related to allergies. A common cause is your skin overreacting to everyday irritants, such as dust, soaps and detergents, or even dry, cold air, which triggers an intensely itchy allergic reaction.
Be sure to choose creams or lotions without fragrances or preservatives. Limit the use of soaps and shampoos, too. These products remove the skin’s natural oils and worsen dryness. And over-the-counter oral antihistamines can help with the ferocious itch.
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