How to manage eczema effectively and safely
Proper management of eczema is crucial for both physical and mental well-being. Eczema affects both children and adults. Learn how to care for yourself and your loved ones better.
EZyma™ hydrogel may be applied with other emollient or therapy as recommended by your physician. Effects will be apparent when used appropriately.
STEP 1: CLEAN AFFECTED AREA
Wash the affected skin with water. Allow the skin to dry naturally. Do not aggravate by using towel to rub. Unclean cloth contains bacteria which causes infection.
STEP 2: PROTECTIVE BARRIER
Apply a thin layer of EZyma™ hydrogel on the affected area. The hydrogel contains silicone and hypochlorous acid which forms a protective barrier. Its anti-pruritic and anti-microbial properties offer fast itch relief and prevent bacterial infections.
STEP 3: CONSISTENT APPLICATION
Repeat the application for three times daily or as instructed by your physician. Consistent application of the hydrogel helps to maintain optimum environment for healing.
STEP 4: OTHER THERAPY
Use other moisturiser or emollients as instructed by your physician.
Eczema causes not only physical discomfort but also duress to the patients and their care givers. Learning how to care for eczema properly reduces frequency and severity of flare-ups.
For decades, the application of topical corticosteroids has remained as the mainstay therapy. However, their prolonged use may result in undesirable side effects such as:
Skin thinning and stretch marks (striae)
Easy bruising and tearing of the skin
Abnormal hair growth
Acneiform eruptions and hypopigmentation
Antihistamines such as hydroxyzine are also prescribed for the reduction of itchiness. However, the FDA recommends these drugs only be used following the failure of other treatments as they affect the immune system.*
Another important measure involves the use of moisturisers, which will help maintain skin hydration and establish a barrier to prevent further drying and irritation.
Antimicrobials and antiseptics may also be recommended for cases where repeated skin infections are caused by frequent and prolonged scratching.