(HealthDay News) -- When you have eczema, bathing properly can help keep redness and itching in check.
The National Eczema Association recommends:
- Bathe at least once daily. Limit the bath or shower to about 10 minutes, and keep the water lukewarm, not hot.
- Don't use a washcloth to scrub skin.
- Use a mild cleanser or soap. If your skin is flaring badly, it's best to limit or avoid cleansers.
- While your skin is still damp, apply topical medication. Then apply a generous amount of moisturizer to help lock in moisture and ease itching and dryness.
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