Eczema is not contagious but proper hygiene and care is needed as it might lead to infection, tiredness and irritability due to itching and inflammation - flare up/redness, burning and pain further leading to blister, scaling etc.

Observation is the key factor to prevent eczema before it aggravates and become severe.

Control scratching as much as you can to avoid inflammation and other complications. Once you start, it's difficult to stop!

Eliminate the triggering factors if you have susceptibility to:

  • Allergens, microbes, irritants like detergents, soap, household cleaners and disinfectant
  • Fabrics like wool and polyester
  • Cosmetic products 
  • Natural Juice of fruits, vegetables etc.
  • Heat and Sweating
  • Dry and humid air
  • Cold climate leading to dry skin
  • Seasonal pollens
  • Dust mites
  • PetsMold
  • Other factors like:Stress, Hormones

Avoid eating:

  • Curd
  • Dairy products
  • Pickles
  • Brinjal/eggplant
  • Ladies finger/Okra
  • Spicy food
  • Urad dal/black gram/black lentil
  • Maida/ White flour
  • Processed food
  • Binge eating
  • Improper time which result in indigestion or digestive issues

What to eat?

  • Moong dal/Green gram
  • Wheat
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Grapes
  • Pomegranate
  • Seasonal fruits and vegetables 
  • Boiled and Cooled water
  • Light and easily digestible food

Control your eczema with the following tips:

  • For Itching - apply cool compresses to your skin, take colloidal oatmeal or baking soda bath.
  • For dry and rough skin - Fragrance and dye free moisturisers with oil - based cream are safe and least irritating. Apply it regularly right after you get out of the shower or bath.
  • Use fragrance free detergents, cleansers, makeup and other skin care products.
  • Wear gloves and protective clothing whenever you handle chemicals or while cutting vegetables or cleaning.
  • Take bath with normal temperature or lukewarm. Hot water will make eczema rashes worse.
  • While working out use loose cotton clothing and always have clean towels to wipe your sweats.
  • Go for low impact workouts like walking, biking, elliptical training when eczema is more severe.
  • Practice deep breathing exercise and simple yoga posture daily for at least 30 mins. 
Regular body massage with coconut/neem oil moisturised the skin and prevent eczema relapse.

Ayurveda gives good results in controlling and preventing eczema. It can even cure without relapse after undergoing the treatments with the right protocol. If you are suffering from chronic eczema or eczema still persist after trying all possible home remedy, you can try consulting a good Ayurvedic doctor and you will not regret it.