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Eczema flare up

(11 Posts)
englishteacher78 Wed 17-Jul-13 21:29:07

Suddenly very itchy the past couple of days any ideas why, or how I can get it to ease offhmm

Oubliette0292 Wed 17-Jul-13 21:34:01

Me too (first time in about 2 years). No idea why.

<sorry - not helpful>

LippyDiDooDah Wed 17-Jul-13 21:39:18

The heat has caused my DD to have a flare up where as before this heatwave she was relatively clear. Cool flannels laid over the worst of the itching helps.

Debs75 Wed 17-Jul-13 21:43:25

The heat is playing havoc with my excema. The worst is when I sweat as when I sweat it makes me itch which then gives me sores which when I sweat makes me itch even more. I am taking double doses of hayfever meds which helps a bit.
Avoid denim and give all your clothes an extra rinse when washing as well

englishteacher78 Wed 17-Jul-13 21:47:54

Good tip. I've convinced DH to switch to non-bio and going to start cutting out diet-related allergens from Friday (can't start tomorrow - it's the staff do!).

Maz007 Wed 17-Jul-13 23:23:38

Heat makes DD flare up too

jamesdavidson Fri 19-Jul-13 07:21:25

Something must have changed in the last few days that is now irritating your skin.

Have you changed your laundry powder? Has your diet changed? Or it might just be the heat is making you sweat more than normal and it's irritating your skin.

See if you can work out what's changed, if it is eczema then you should try treating it with an irritant free moisturiser www.skinsalve.co.uk

englishteacher78 Sat 20-Jul-13 09:28:26

Only chance is heat. hmm

englishteacher78 Sat 20-Jul-13 09:28:48

Argh stupid phone! Change!

freefrommum Tue 23-Jul-13 09:22:25

Likely to be the heat. DS's eczema always flares up when he gets hot and sweaty. Suncream can also be a culprit and I've found that the reaction isn't immediate, it can take at least a few days of using a particular suncream before we discover a reaction.

MiaowTheCat Tue 23-Jul-13 18:33:23

Heat and sweaty bits... mine's gone terrible as well - and my eczema is rarely a massive problem.

Possibly factor in more suncream doing the rounds than normal as well for good measure (although I don't personally use suncream unless absolutely desperate - preferring to make like a vampire and cower away in the shade and indoors when it's hot).

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