7 Simple Steps To Beat Eczema And Be Healthy


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  2. 2. Terms and Conditions LEGAL NOTICEThe publisher has strived to be as accurate and complete as possible in thecreation of this report, notwithstanding the fact that he does not warrant orrepresent at any time that the contents within are accurate due to the rapidlychanging nature of the Internet.While all attempts have been made to verify information provided in thispublication, the Publisher assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions, orcontrary interpretation of the subject matter herein. Any perceived slights ofspecific persons, peoples, or organizations are unintentional.In practical advice books, like anything else in life, there are no guaranteesof disease being cure. Readers are cautioned to reply on their own judgmentabout their individual circumstances to act accordingly.This book is not intended for use as a source of legal, business, accountingor financial advice. All readers are advised to seek services of competentprofessionals in legal, business, accounting and finance fields.You are encouraged to print this book for easy reading. -2-
  3. 3. TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1: You Have Eczema: Now What? Chapter 2: Eczema: Common Trigger Factors To Avoid Chapter 3: Dealing With Eczema And Lifestyle Changes Chapter 4: Easy Ways To Manage Eczema Chapter 5:How To Care For Your Skin And Avoid Eczema Outbreaks Chapter 6: Beat Eczema With These Home Remedies Chapter 7: Parents: What You Need To know About Baby Eczema Chapter 8: Eczema and Baths: What to Do? Chapter 9:Having Eczema: Tips for Dealing with the Embarrassment -3-
  4. 4. Chapter 1: You Have Eczema: Now What?Were you recently diagnosed by a physician or do you have all the classic signsand symptoms of eczema? It is nice to have a name for the skin condition, butwhat comes next?Work on determining your eczema cause. Unfortunately, this can be a long anddifficult process. It is one that is best done through trial and error. Eczema hasmany causes. Some individuals experience an outbreak after contact with certainchemicals, like those found in laundry detergent and makeup. Other experience anoutbreak after skin contact is made with allergens, such as pet dander, dust, andmold. -4-
  5. 5. One of the best ways to determine your eczema cause is to keep a journal. Logyour daily activities and each outbreak. What were you doing right before? Wereyou dusting or vacuuming your home? During this time, dust, mold, and petdander can get stirred up, making contact with your skin. If you suspect you foundyour trigger factor, you must take steps to avoid it.Seek immediate relief. As previously stated, stopping eczema at the source cantake time and lots of trial and error. You don’t want to wait days, weeks, or evenmonths to seek relief; you want it now.One of the best ways to seek immediate relief from eczema is to moisturize. Dryskin is the leady cause of itching. You can treat dry skin with moisturizer. Theformat, cream or lotion, should depend on your own personal preference. It is bestto apply moisturizer throughout the entire day; however, it is most importantimmediately following a shower or bath. -5-
  6. 6. Antihistamines and anti-itch creams can also prove effective. Anti-itch creams aretopical and should be applied carefully and only to the area you want to treat.Antihistamines are designed to treat allergies, which can actually be a cause ofeczema. They help stop the itch, as well as clear up rashes and hives.Seek support if you need it. Getting an eczema diagnosis has its pros and cons.You now have a name for your condition, but there isn’t an immediate cure.Dealing with eczema can be a long struggle. If you have difficulties and do nothave a strong support system at home, it is best to seek the support of other eczemasufferers. You can find many support groups and forums online. -6-
  7. 7. Chapter 2: Eczema: Common Trigger Factors to AvoidEczema flare-ups are caused by several factors. Until sufferers are able todetermine and avoid their trigger factors, itching and painful rashes will always bean issue. Luckily, medical professionals have developed a list of common triggerfactors. These factors, a few of which are outlined below, may be the cause ofyour uncontrollable scratching.Eczema Trigger Factor #1 – Skin IrritantsThe phrase “skin irritants,” cover a wide range of items. Basically, anythingunnatural that comes in close contact to the skin has the potential to be a skinirritant. Common examples include laundry detergent, scented lotions, makeup,perfume, and wool clothes. If you feel the urge to itch not long after putting on -7-
  8. 8. your clothes or undergoing your daily routine, skin irritants may be your eczemacause. To determine if so, make the switch. If you itch while wearing wool, optfor cotton clothes instead. If your hands and face itch after applying makeup, gowithout for a few days to look for an improvement. If you suspect your laundrydetergent is to blame, opt for a low or free chemical detergent instead.If you make the necessary changes and no longer feel the need to itch, you havenot only determined your eczema trigger factor, but learned how to successfulavoid another outbreak.Eczema Trigger Factor #2 – FoodUnfortunately, it can be difficult to determine if food is the cause of your eczemaoutbreaks. Most experts turn to food when no other cause is found. Although anyfood in your diet can lead to the uncontrollable urge to itch, there are somecommon food trigger factors. Milk, wheat, seafood, eggs, and peanuts are usuallyto blame. If you notice an itching outbreak following the consumption of thesefoods, begin eliminating them from your diet. -8-
  9. 9. If you believe a certain food causes your eczema outbreaks, eliminate it from yourdiet. This can be difficult if it is a favorite of yours, but think of the long termbenefits. No more uncontrollable itching that leads to open wounds, decreasing therisk of skin infections.Eczema Trigger Factor #3 – AllergensWhether staying indoors or outdoors, air-borne allergens are always present. Theyare a common cause of eczema outbreaks. A patient who finds themselvesscratching away at their skin may have just dusted or vacuumed their home. Theitching is due to the skin contact made by the dust. Mold and dander from pets areother common causes too. If you suspect these cause your eczema flare-ups,eliminate them as an issue. If dust is the problem, don’t avoid dusting orvacuuming your home. Instead, wear long clothing and protective gear whendoing so. Overcoming eczema means addressing the causes and working aroundthem.The above mentioned eczema trigger factors are some of the most common reasonsfor the uncontrollable urge to itch. -9-
  10. 10. Chapter 3: Dealing With Eczema And the Lifestyle ChangesIf you suffer from eczema, you may have turned to the internet or asked yourdoctor about treatment options. There are many ways to treat eczema, but theyaren’t one-time things. To successfully manage and deal with eczema, you mustmake important lifestyle changes. As hard as this sound, it is the key to living yourlife without constant eczema flare-ups.What lifestyle changes may need to be made? Honestly, it all depends on whatcauses your skin irritation.A common cause of eczema is certain foods. Many patients experience anoutbreak after eating milk, eggs, wheat, seafood, and peanut butter. Other foods - 10 -
  11. 11. can be the cause too. Although the risk of atopic dermatitis is always present, youcan significantly reduce the number of outbreaks and flare-ups you have byeliminating certain foods. Keep a journal to compare what you eat to when youhave an outbreak. If you believe you found a culprit, work on eliminating thesefoods from your diet.Here is where the lifestyle change comes in.Eliminating food from your diet? That may beokay if your trigger factor is seafood. Seafoodtastes great, but isn’t a necessity. On the otherhand, we all consume milks and eggs and on aregular basis. There are alternatives, but theytaste different and will take some getting usedto. You want to stop eczema outbreaks, but you are also making a lifestyle change.For that reason, take it slow. If you think milk is the culprit, don’t automaticallyeliminate it from your diet if you don’t want. Instead, slowly start replacing it withthe alternatives.In addition to foods, another cause of eczema flare-ups is exposure to certainairborne allergens. Some have experienced skin irritation when coming intocontact with dust and pet dander. These too can lead to hard lifestyle changes.What if your parents have a dog? Of course, you don’t want to avoid seeing them,but discuss your eczema with them. You can meet outside of their home, avoiddirect contact with their dog, and wear covering clothes when visiting.Another way to successfully treat eczema is to make the switch to all-natural.Some individuals experience flare-ups after coming into contact with certainchemicals, like those found in scented laundry detergents and beauty products. - 11 -
  12. 12. Chapter 4: Easy Ways To Manage Eczema If you suffer from eczema, you want to seek relief, but you need to do more. You may search high and low for the perfect treatment or cure, but come up empty handed. Although you want to stop eczema at the source, work on getting relief in the meantime. Outlined below are a few steps that you can take. Find the perfect temperature for your home. Some sufferers have eczema flare-ups caused by the weatherand temperatures. If it is too hot, you may sweat too much, which could lead to anoutbreak. Cold weather can have a similar impact. Since you spend most of yourtime inside your home, you should work on achieving the perfect temperature. Ifwarm temperatures cause an outbreak, keep your home moist and cool. If coldtemperatures are the cause, keep your home’s temperature at a comfortable level.This may take some trial and error, but you should see relief.Apply moisturizer throughout the day. In most cases, moisturizer does not cureeczema, but it does provide the skin with much needed relief. Dry skin can lead toitching, which can later lead to a painful flare-up. Reduce the risk by alwayskeeping your skin moisturized. You should apply lotion and cream throughout theday, but get started in the morning. After a shower or bath, apply lotion or creamto help lock in the moisture. - 12 -
  13. 13. Try using all-natural health and beauty products. Many products come into contactwith our skin, but health and beauty products come in very close contact. After all,you spray perfume on your body and apply makeup to the skin. This is one of theleading causes of eczema. If you suspect it may be the cause of yours or to justpromote healthy skincare, opt for all-natural healthy and beauty products instead.Not only may all-natural health and beauty products stop the itching and thescratching, you improve the overall health of your skin by opting for all-natural.Add supplement and skin-healthy foods to your diet. When suffering fromeczema, it is best to not only opt for natural skincare products, but naturalaltogether. In some patients, eczema episodes are caused by processed foods.Adding natural and organic foods to your diet, as well as taking naturalsupplements has proven effective for many sufferers. There are many vitamin andsupplements that work. Just a few of them include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and FishOil. - 13 -
  14. 14. Chapter 5: How to Care for Your Skin and Avoid Eczema OutbreaksMany eczema patients spend months using trial and error to address their triggerfactors. This is a great way to cure eczema, but there are steps you can take to carefor your skin in the meantime. For some sufferers, a little skin care goes a longway. How can you get on the path to healthy and eczema-free skin? Protect Your Body There are two different ways you can care for your skin and protect your body. First, wear clothes that cover your body. If eczema is confined to your upper-thighs, don’t wearshorts. Opt for cotton pants or capris instead. Although you may still feel the urgeto itch, direct contact with the skin is impossible, as the skin is covered. Thisreduces the risk of open wounds, skin infections, and scars, which are commonwith severe eczema.Secondly, you can protect your body by avoiding unnatural products. For many,makeup, perfume, and scented laundry detergent are the cause of eczemaoutbreaks. Yes, you may have another trigger factor, but start your own trial anderror. Eliminate unnatural beauty products from your daily routine and see if younotice a decrease in itching. Not only are you practicing healthy skincare, but youmay have also found your trigger factor. - 14 -
  15. 15. Moisturize, Moisturize, and Moisturize MoreDry skin is one of the leading causes of eczema. Although a leading cause, it isoften overlooked. To avoid dry skin and the uncontrollable itching associated witheczema, moisturize your skin throughout the day. Most importantly, applymoisturizer immediately following a bath or shower. This alone will do wondersfor your skin. Continue to apply moisturizer throughout the day. If you feel theneed to itch or touch your skin, opt for a bottle of lotion or cream instead.Change Your Diet to Include Skin Healthy FoodsYou may be surprised to hear that what you eat impacts your skin’s health. It istrue. Unfortunately, changing your diet can be a double edge sword. Someeczema sufferers have outbreaks caused by food. When changing your diet, be onthe lookout for additional trigger factors. As for skin healthy foods, fruits protectthe skin cells from long-term damage and aid in the fight against premature aging.Fatty acids, such as fish and walnuts, are known to lock moisture in cellmembranes, but these same foods are common eczema causes. Although you cantake steps to incorporate skin healthy foods into your diet yourself, consider usingthe services of a registered dietitian.As you can see, it is relatively easy to improve the health of and care for your skin.You have nothing to lose by implementing these steps. With success, you will findfreedom from the uncontrollable itching that has plagued you. - 15 -
  16. 16. Chapter 6: Beat Eczema With These Home RemediesHome remedies are treatment options that you can easily perform at home. Oftentimes, home remedies double as all-natural remedies. Although results are notguaranteed, many eczema patients have used these popular remedies to seek relieffrom the constant outbreak of itchy, irritated skin. If you are interested in seekingthe same relief, please continue reading on for a list of well-known and successfulways to treat your eczema from home.Home Remedy #1 - Keep the Body MoisturizedKeeping the body moisturized is a home remedy for eczema that can be brokendown to mini-remedies. When the body and skin is well moisturized, dry skin is a - 16 -
  17. 17. thing of the past. This can reduce the need to itch and regular eczema flare-ups.How can you keep your body well moisturized?Drink plenty of water. You should start by drinking the daily recommended doseof water. Overtime, work to slowly increase your water intake. You should noticean improvement in your skin, as well as overall improvement in health andwellbeing when doing so.Take short baths and showers in lukewarmwater. Water is a double edge sword. Itcan help to keep the body well-moisturized,but too much water can lead to dry skin.To prevent it, immediately use lotions orcreams to lock in the moisture of a bath orshower. You can continue to apply lotionsand creams throughout the day.Home Remedy #2 – Oatmeal PasteOatmeal is said to have a calming effect on the skin. Regular oatmeal baths canprovide the skin with moisture and itch relief. Also, oatmeal pastes can be mixedand applied directly to an eczema flare-up patch. You may notice instant relieffrom the constant need to itch, pain, and discomfort. Mix small amounts of waterand oatmeal flakes together until a paste-like substance forms. - 17 -
  18. 18. Home Remedy #3 – Wet WrapsWet wrap therapy is another successful home remedy for eczema. Many sufferersuse this home treatment option immediately following a bath or shower and atnight. After bathing or showering, moisturize the body as normal. Then, takebandages and soak them in mild warm water. Apply and wrap them around theimpacted area, such as your elbows or knees.These are just a few of the many, natural ways that you can treat eczema at home.Since different treatment methods work differently for certain individuals, you mayneed to try a number of home and all-natural remedies, before you find eczemarelief. Luckily, you have many choices. - 18 -
  19. 19. Chapter 7: Parents: What You Need To Know About Baby Eczema Eczema, also commonly referred to as atopic dermatitis is a skin condition that millions of Americans deal with. Included in those numbers could be your new baby. If you are the parent of a baby who was recently diagnosed as having eczema, you are likely tohave many questions. Now is the time to get answers.The CauseThere are many different causes for baby eczema. Eczema can be hereditary,meaning if someone in your family has it, your child may too. Although eczema isoften compared to allergies, it is slightly different. Certain allergens, includingfood and airborne allergens can bring on an eczema outbreak. Another commoncause is the chemicals found in laundry detergents and scented bath soaps.The TreatmentIn adults, there are many ways to treat eczema. There are ways to manage andtreat baby eczema too, but they can be more difficult to implement. If you or amedical professional believes eczema flare-ups are caused by food, it can bedifficult to change your baby’s diet if he or she is breastfed. Actually, you are theone who needs to temporarily watch what you eat. - 19 -
  20. 20. As stated above, there are many causes for atopic dermatitis in babies. Two common causes are reactions to laundry detergents and soaps. These products can irritate a baby’s skin, since the skin is so sensitive at a young age. If you suspect these are causes, make changes. Laundry detergents for babies, those with low chemicals, or all-natural products are best. Scented bath products are great because they leave your baby smelling cute, but not if they irritatehis or her skin. Instead, opt for organic on non-scented products.You now know some of the most common causes and ways to treat baby eczema,but now what? There is good news. Atopic dermatitis affects individuals of allages, but it is common in the early years of life. Luckily, most children outgrow itby their teens. - 20 -
  21. 21. Chapter 8: Eczema and Baths: What to Do?If your doctor recently diagnosed you with having eczema, he or she will discussthe importance of proper skincare. Two important topics covered will includemoisturizers and bathing. With bathing in particular, all eczema sufferers mustproceed with caution.Generally, medical professionals advise against prolonged bath and showers. Toomany baths or shower without the proper moisturizer afterwards can lead to dryskin. Dry skin is an eczema patient’s worst nightmare, as it usually leads toanother outbreak.Although doctors typically advise against prolonged bath and showers, they dorecommend short ones. In fact, proper bathing is an effective way to treat the - 21 -
  22. 22. symptoms of eczema. When you take a bath or shower, your body gets muchneeded moisture. The key, however, is to lock that moisture in. That is why theapplication of skincare creams and lotions are recommended immediatelyfollowing a bath.When attempting to lock in moisture following a bath, there are a number of stepsyou must take. We are so used to drying off after a shower or bath, but you don’twant to do this. Instead, use a towel to dab your body. Remove any waterdroplets, but don’t wipe your entire body dry. Remember, you want to have somemoisture to lock in. After lightly using a towel to dry the skin, apply lotion orcream.Speaking of lotions and creams, make your choice wisely. Scented lotions arenice, but they may make your eczema worse. Some of the chemicals found inscented health and beauty products lead to skin irritation, which is what you wantto avoid. It is best to opt for all-natural health and beauty products instead, or atleast non-scented ones. - 22 -
  23. 23. Returning back to your bath or shower, make it short. One shower or bath a dayshould be enough to keep your body clean. More are not needed. Since the key isto keep the skin calm and non-irritated, opt for lukewarm water. Water that is toohot or cold could lead to an eczema outbreak. Soap helps to keep our body clean,but it also removes natural oils from the skin. Once again, opt for all-naturalproducts or use them sparingly, keeping the skin contact short.Being cautious when taking a bath or a shower will not cure your eczema, but itcan help you manage and treat this common, yet frustrating skin condition. Chapter 9: - 23 -
  24. 24. Having Eczema: Tips for Dealing with the EmbarrassmentIf you suffer from eczema, you may have a constant, unsightly rash. Those whosuffer from eczema also tend to suffer from embarrassment. While you havenothing to be embarrassed about, as you have a common skin condition, somecan’t help the feeling. If you are new to dealing with eczema and worried aboutthe reaction of others, please continue reading on for a few helpful tips.Dealing with Eczema Embarrassment Tip #1 – Know You Are Not AloneAlthough it may seem like you are the only person in the world with eczema, youare not. In fact, someone you know may suffer from the same condition. It canoccur on all areas of the body, but some are easily covered with clothing. Neverassume you are alone when dealing with atopic dermatitis, as you aren’t. In fact, - 24 -
  25. 25. you may be able to find local and online support groups whereyou can meet others.Dealing with Eczema Embarrassment Tip #2 – Don’t HideAs previously stated, some individuals have eczema outbreaks onhidden body parts, including the upper thighs. You, on the otherhand, may have bright red patches on your elbows. Does thismean you should stay inside during the summer or wear longsleeved shirts? No. Hiding will only make dealing with eczemaharder. Those who enter into seclusion are more susceptible todepression. Live your life.Dealing with Eczema Embarrassment Tip #3 – Talk AboutYour ConditionIf you suffer from severe eczema, your rashes are easily noticed.In fact, you may even have scars from previous itching episodes.If these are able to be seen, people will notice. In fact, they mayeven whisper or stare. Don’t hide from embarrassment, but use itas an opportunity to inform others. Although you don’t owe anyone anexplication, you can simply say “I have eczema. It is a common and non-contagious skin condition.” - 25 -
  26. 26. Dealing with Eczema Embarrassment Tip #4 – Focus on Seeking ReliefEczema causes the uncontrollable urge to itch. By the time you are done, you canhave an open wound that is susceptible to infection. Right now, worrying aboutwhat others think should be the least of your worries. Instead, focus on ways toseek relief. If you haven’t already, look at home remedies. These include keepingthe skin moisturized and incorporating skin-healthy foods into your diet. - 26 -