Selection Of Soap For Eczema Sufferers?

. I want to ask this r For those of us who have allergies or eczema r nWhat is the best soap we can use right?

1 Answer:

Hi Tri,

Thank you for asking

Atopic dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema, can make the sufferer's skin more prone to itching, rashes, dryness, peeling, and so on. This condition occurs due to a hypersensitivity reaction in the face of exposure to foreign particles that are considered dangerous by the body when in fact they are not. Atopic dermatitis is closely associated with genetic (atopic) factors, similar to several other types of diseases, such as allergic rhinitis or bronchial asthma.

People with a history of atopic dermatitis should be more selective in choosing the type of skin care used, one of which is soap. To deal with skin moisture which is much less due to atopic dermatitis, you are advised to choose a soap with a high humidity level. Soap like this is usually creamier and does not cause a cramped sensation after use. Also avoid using soaps that contain several components, for example sodium lauryl sulfate, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, alcohol, perfume, retinoids, or alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) because they can dry out the skin even more and trigger irritation. If possible, you can choose a special type of soap that has hypoallergenic properties or is specially formulated for sensitive skin.

In addition to choosing the soap, you also need to apply the following measures so that your skin condition improves:

Do not take a long shower (maximum 10 minutes) Use clean and good quality water for bathing and washing your face Avoid bathing and washing your face using water that is too hot Dry the skin using a soft fibrous towel after bathing and washing your face, just pat it lightly , do not rub too much Avoid exposure to the sun for too long (especially between 9 am and 2 pm) Drink lots of fruit and vegetables. Reduce caffeine and limit sleep late. Avoid smoking Avoid exposure to substances that often trigger your eczema. For more details, you can check your skin condition directly to a skin and genital specialist.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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