Consult your doctor. Skin problems are not only painful but they can also affect our appearance, it is important to see your doctor when you see early symptoms of eczema to properly treat your skin problem. Your doctor may recommend medications to reduce the reactions of your immune system and to control inflammation. Antibiotics may also be prescribed to treat skin infections. While there are over-the-counter medicines for eczema, it is always best to consult your doctor if you want to get rid of stubborn eczema.
Self-care. While there are medications, daily care is very important in dealing with stubborn eczema. Moisturize your skin to avoid skin dryness that may lead to eczema flare up. A warm bath can help keep the skin moisturized. After bath, avoid rubbing your skin with towel or clothes, instead air-dry your skin to avoid skin irritation.
Avoid exposure to allergen. Eczema may get worse when exposed to allergen or environmental irritants. For instance, the presence of dust mite in your house can lead to eczema flare up so it is important to keep your house clean, regularly wash bed sheets, pillow cases and mattresses in hot water and regularly clean your carpet. When going out, you should be careful not to get yourself exposed to air-born allergen. Although spring is a nice season, avoid exposure to pollen because it may trigger allergies or eczema.
Sometimes, it can be really frustrating to deal with stubborn eczema but with the right treatments and self-care, you can prevent eczema flare ups.