Seasonal eczema can be affected by the weather all year round.
You or your child's eczema maybe made worse by winter weather, summer weather or changing weather. It could even be all three.
I am more prone to flare ups in the winter. If your eczema is more of a problem in the cold weather it could be because of a few reasons.
The summer weather can also have a drying effect on the skin. If the warmth of the summer causes you a problem then there a few things you can do which night help.
Here in the UK our weather is forever changing, sometimes from day to day. You may live in a similar climate. A change in humidity can be a problem for eczema sufferers. As can your actions when a weather change occurs.
For example, in the winter you may have a couple of covers on your bed to keep you nice and snug on a cold night. Then suddenly the temperature increases a few degrees. You have had these covers on your bed for a few months and haven't given it a thought to take one off.
During the night your skin gets hot. It becomes itchy. You suddenly find yourself scratching. If you are like me, you seem to do it in your sleep! Then the itch-scratch cycle begins.
Whatever is effecting your skin, it is very important to keep your skin moisturised. That includes using emollients, and keeping hydrated.
It is great if you can prevent a flare up rather than have to treat one. If you can figure out which weather conditions effect your eczema then that is half the battle. Whether its the heat of the summer or the cold of winter you will better able to prevent them from irritating your skin more.
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