Is The Heat Inducing Your Eczema?
As warmer temperatures arrive, your outdoor activities increase. While the sunshine and exercise is wonderful for your and your family’s health, there are several skin concerns to keep in mind. If your or your child have eczema, you may find yourself wondering is the heat inducing your eczema?
What Is Heat Induced Eczema?
Hot and humid weather can lead to prickly heat. This prickly heat causes your skin to feel itchy. With eczema, your child’s skin can become irritated due to prickly heat and any scratching can further aggravate the itch-scratch cycle. The result can be an eczema flare up induced by the heat in the summer months.
Summertime brings with it another eczema trigger: sweat. When the sweat on your child’s skin dries, it leaves behind salts. These salts can irritate your child’s eczema-prone skin, leading to scratching and another eczema flare up.
There is another way that sweat can irritate your child’s skin. Some people can be allergic to sweat and this can lead to further aggravation of the skin.
Are You Allergic To Sweat?
When you or your child are allergic to sweat, you are may get hives surrounded by large areas of red skin. These hives are itchy and often break out when you are sweaty. This condition is known as cholinergic urticaria and is also known as heat bumps.
While it is not clear what causes this condition, research indicates it may be due to an allergic response to sweat. If you or your child have eczema, asthma, or hay fever, you are more likely to be allergic to sweat.
How Can You Minimize Eczema Flare Ups In The Summer?
In the summer, both the heat and sweat can trigger eczema flare ups. This doesn’t mean that you and your child have to avoid the sunshine and the outdoors. Exercise is an important tool in managing your child’s eczema. Any outdoor activities and exercise can relieve stress, which is itself a trigger for eczema flare ups.
Here are some tips to follow so you and your child can enjoy the summer months:
- Monitor the temperature before you head outdoors
- Choose clothing and fabrics that keep your child cool
- Avoid going out between 10am and 2pm when temperatures are generally high
- Keep towels or washcloths with you to wipe of excess sweat
- Have your child take a shower after any outdoor activity
- Use gentle soaps and shampoos to minimize skin aggravation
- Wash clothes in gentle detergents to eliminate irritating residues
- Consult your healthcare practitioner if you have any concerns about your child’s flare ups
Natural Supplements For Eczema
Along with the tips mentioned above, there more management strategies you can use to help reduce your child’s eczema symptoms. Natural probiotic supplements, such as ProZema Probiotic Supplement, incorporate easily into your child’s meals and reduce the symptoms of eczema and atopic dermatitis.
ProZema is a patented blend of three unique probiotic strains:
- Bifidobacterium lactis CECT 8145,
- Bifidobacterium longum CECT 7347, and
- Lactobacillus casei CECT 9104
These strains feature antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and promote microbiome diversity. Together, all three strains work to relieve the itchiness and red patches characteristic of eczema and atopic dermatitis.
ProZema is clinically proven to reduce the symptoms of atopic dermatitis and eczema in children between the ages of 4 and 17 years. In addition, ProZema received the Seal of Approval from The Dermatology Review Panel which is a panel of independent dermatologists from across Canada.
Available in powder form for added convenience, ProZema has a neutral taste. It mixes easily with foods and drinks for effortless consumption.
Learn more about ProZema here.
Healthline: Treatments for Managing Eczema in Extreme Temperatures
Greatist: Why Summer with Eczema Sucks – and How to Manage It
National Eczema Association: Earning Your Place in the Sun
Everyday Health: 8 Tips for Avoiding Eczema Flare-Ups in the Summer