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Doctor insights on: Why Does Warm Weather Aggravate Eczema

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Why does warm weather aggravate eczema?

Why does warm weather  aggravate eczema?

Heat: Heat will often make eczema worse - it causes release of histamine from cells in the skin and histamine causes itching. Interestingly, humidity (which frequently comes along with warm weather) often makes eczema better. That said, every baby has his own triggers and sensitivities that exacerbate or improve eczema. ...Read more

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I get eczema on my lips every year at the same time that lasts for a few months. It happens with warm weather/pollen allergies. Anything I can do?

I get eczema on my lips every year at the same time that lasts for a few months. It happens with warm weather/pollen allergies. Anything I can do?

Keep the scan well lubricated and if a persistent problem try to get a prescription for a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent.: Keep in the scan well lubricated is overall the best therapy for eczema. You must be careful in using steroid creams on the face, because they tend to thin the skin. Talk to your doctor about the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory creams for the face. ...Read more

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How can I control eczema outbreaks in cold, dry weather?

GOOD LOTION: If good moisturizing lotion is not enough then asteroid cream can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Baby has eczema spots all over her body due to the cold dry weather but nothing is helping! is it really eczema? Is there something else i can use?

Baby has eczema spots all over her body due to the cold dry weather but nothing is helping! is it really eczema? Is there something else i can use?

Soak and Seal skin: Change body wash to a dove, olay or cetaphil/cerave liquid body wash or no soap at all at bath time. Immediately apply moisturizer (aquaphor healing ointment ) with you can adjust frequency depending on the complexion (average 2-3 times daily or more). Lighter lotions evaporate from the skin quickly. Greasy stay in longer-not as pleasant feeling. 1%hydrocortisone cream can be applied after. ...Read more

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Does weather/climate plays a part on the eczema? What type of moisturiser/lotion is suitable?

Does weather/climate plays a part on the eczema? What type of moisturiser/lotion is suitable?

Yes: A dry climate without much humidity increases xerosis ( dry skin). Thicker cream moisturizers are generally better such as cerebellum cream. Also a new lotion called restoraderm made by cetaphil is excellent. ...Read more

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Got prescription for Protopic 0.01% for the eczema around my eyes, but when used I get warm sensation/burning. Is this normal?

Yes: Protopic often burns when it is first used on very inflamed skin. If you can tolerate it, the burning should go away in a few days. If it's intolerable, you can use some 1% hydrocortisone cream (OTC) for a day or two until the inflammation settles down, then you can switch back to the Protopic without the burning ...Read more

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Med history: I have dm 2, psoriasis and eczema. Question: why do the top of my feet itch after taking off my socks and are usually very warm?

Diabetes : Diabetes affects the small blood vessels of the body and cause them to narrow or become blocked. Smoking diminishes the blood flow, oxygen supply and worsens the effects of the diabetes. The symptoms you describe may the beginning of peripheral neuropathy. See a neurologist for evaluation and stop smoking asap. ...Read more