Eczema takes on many forms but it is atopic eczema that afflicts more individuals with the ratio at 1 in 10 people. You can have eczema on just about any part of your body from the face to the legs. So much so that it will feel like living hell just trying to cope with the itchy sensations, scaly appearance and red bumps on your skin. Your suffering will probably increase tenfold with facial eczema, which is also common.
Showing Your Face to the World
Especially in teenagers and adults, eczema on the face can be a source of extreme embarrassment. After all, who wants to be walking around at school, the office and other public areas with scaly, red and inflamed skin that looks like an alien life form has taken hold on it? Although eczema is not contagious, you may still want to hide in your room.
The good news is that there is no shame with facial eczema. The chances are that even your family and friends have suffered from the symptoms and, thus, can empathize with your experiences. You have just found your support system, which can provide recommendations for the best doctors to treat it and the best natural methods to prevent it.
So, you can show your face to the world just as long as it has no allergens to aggravate your symptoms. Your doctor will certainly want to see your eczema to determine if an over-the-counter medication will do or a switch to a stronger prescription is needed.
Treating Your Face Well
Fortunately, your facial eczema can be treated with medical and natural means. In fact, if you treat your face well, you can prevent future flare-ups so much so that eczema may well be a thing of your past.
So, how do you treat your face well? Let us count the ways and discover that often a few simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference in the world where prevention and treatment of eczema is concerned.
Firstly, you must gently wash your face with a non-drying, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic facial cleanser preferably recommended by your doctor. This rule also applies to other skin care products like moisturizers and makeup. You want to introduce as little chemical allergens to your skin as possible and, thus, prevent the flare-ups of facial eczema.
Secondly, you must reduce your stress levels. Stress, be it of the physical or the mental kind, can kick in the symptoms of eczema even when you are following a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. Just try to breathe and relax in stressful situations as well as get sufficient rest and relaxation time.
Thirdly, you must absolutely follow your doctor’s recommendations particularly where your medication is concerned. You will be prescribed medicines like corticosteroids and antihistamines, which can come in either their topical or oral forms. Be sure to take the recommended amount for the dosage period as treating eczema with medication rests on such strict dosages.
Indeed, when you have facial eczema, it may be hard to show your face to the world. However, with medical and natural care, you can show what you are made of with flawless facial and body skin.