Summer is in full swing with its glorious sunshine, warm temperatures and ever-high humidity! It’s the perfect weather for – eczema.
Yes, you read it right. While eczema flare-ups can happen in all seasons, the flare-ups in summers are particularly infamous. Let’s look at how summers make this already bad skin condition worse.
Triggers Of Eczema In Summers
Sweat is our body’s natural response to cool down the excessive heat generated in our body. While our sweat is mostly water, there are many other components which are part of it like - calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, chromium, iron, urea, lead and lactic acid (phew! Ever realized?). While the water in our sweat eventually evaporates, these remaining components can cause irritation to our skin and act as an eczema cause.
Excessive external heat increases our body temperature. To combat this, our body dilates the blood vessels in our skin. While this helps our body cool-off, it also attracts inflammatory cells to our skin at a much faster rate which can cause eczema. The heat also ends up increasing the severity of an itch.
Sweat glands are likely to get blocked during summer. This can lead to the formation of rashes, mostly on the back. They can be very itchy and if not treated well, the rashes can soon transform to eczema.
Excessive moisture can act as a trigger for eczema during summer. While swimming is a great way to cool-off during a dry spell, the moisture it leaves on the skin if one does not dry-off immediately as well as the chlorine in the pool water can cause irritation to the skin and can act as causes of eczema.
What Can I Do To Control Eczema Flare-Up In Summer?
The Power of Homeopathy In The Treatment Of Eczema
Among the various mediums of treatment available, when it comes to eczema, homeopathy can work wonders. Other mediums end up treating only the current outbreak of eczema. Thus there remains a possibility of recurrence of the dreaded eczema skin disease. Now eczema can be caused due to stress, skin exposure to the sun, certain irritants, allergies or any other reasons. Homeopathy will identify this cause of eczema for each individual and treat it from the root so as to control its recurrence. Thus you don’t have to see its ugly face again and can confidently say this summer-
Dear eczema, let’s break up.
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