If you suffer from eczema you’re probably aware that there’s no cure for the condition, but it can be managed. The South African National Eczema Association defines it as  “superficial skin inflammations” where acute lesions become red and swollen. Blisters, which leak fluid and form crusts, may form. Eczema is known to get worse in spring, and while you might already have the recommended treatments, there a few adjustments you can make to ease the discomfort caused by heat, perspiration and seasonal allergies.


While still keeping to your recommended eczema treatment plan, here are a few more things you can do to manage it in hot weather. The first is to control your climate by making sure that when you’re indoors you keep the air as cool as possible by using an air conditioner or a fan. Secondly, invest in an unscented hypo-allergenic sunscreen that contains no dyes or alcohol, which may irritate the skin.

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Your clothes are also important. Make sure that you’re always dressed in loose cotton and soft fabrics and soft fabrics which won’t be abrasive or make you sweat. Last, but certainly not least, is to manage your allergies. If you’re prone to seasonal allergies, don’t wait until the hot months are in full swing before you start taking your antihistamines. Start just before the season begins so that you’re prepared.