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Source: IANS

Eczema is a medical condition that causes the skin to become inflamed and irritated. It causes an itchy feeling on the surface of the skin, followed by a rash. The area in appears dry and scaly, the skin turns reddish.

A sudden Eczema flare-up could be a difficult situation to deal with especially when access to doctors is limited and visiting clinics is not recommended unless absolutely required.

Dr Kiran Godse, Consultant Dermatologist, Hiranandani Hospital Vashi, shares a few tips to avoid Eczema flare up in summer.

•Drink plenty of fluids
•Keep your skin moisturised
•Wear loose, breathable clothes
•Do not scratch
•Keep the skin clean

Follow the prescribed treatment: Eczema has no permanent cure, but it can be treated through proactive measures and following the treatment prescribed by your dermatologist. As prescribed by your doctor, creams and ointments may be used to ease the itchiness when experiencing a flare-up.

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