Eczema flare-ups don’t only happen in the winter, as anyone with eczema knows. Summer offers its own set of challenges, thanks to cold, sometimes dry air conditioned spaces and hot, humid, sweaty weather.
But you don’t have to just grin and bear it. Use our tips to avoid summer eczema flare-ups.
Don’t Sweat It
If you’re going to be outside in hot weather, you’re almost guaranteed to sweat. It’s the body’s natural cooling mechanism, after all. The problem occurs when the sweat evaporates, leaving behind trace amounts of minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, lactic acid, urea and chromium.
These minerals at a high enough concentration can cause skin irritation, even though they’re coming out of your own body. So what can you do? Stay hydrated! The more H2O you have in your system, the more dilute those minerals will be.
Another major problem with sweat is when it pools in skin folds and causes irritation. If you know you’re going to be sweating, keep clean, dry towels on hand so you can keep problem areas — like inner elbows, backs of knees, and necks — dry.
Heat makes you itchy, plain and simple. When your body temperature increases, your blood vessels dilate, increasing speed of inflammation at your skin’s surface. So avoid getting overheated by using fans or staying indoors during the hottest, most severe weather.
Keeping your skin clean will help keep it healthy and flare-free. When you go swimming, shower soon after. If you use sunscreen, try to use brands for sensitive skin, and make sure you shower soon after you’re done in the sun. And don’t wait long to get clean again after getting good and sweaty.
Eczema Treatment at Infusion Express
If IV infusions are a part of your eczema treatment plan, then consider scheduling your next appointment at Infusion Express. Infusion Express makes it possible for you to get your treatment on your own schedule with the comforts of home at any of our offices. You can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room. You can bring your laptop and work if you’re on a tight deadline at work, or you can even bring your spouse and call it a date! It’s the right care at the right place to get your health on track.
We’re invested in helping you live your best life, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on Saturdays at any of our convenient locations. If you’re ready to experience the difference Infusion Express can make in your life, give us a call at any of our locations.