Exacerbation of eczema in autumn: features and treatment
Exacerbation of eczema in autumn: features and treatment
сен 13, 2023

In autumn, many chronic diseases worsen. Eczema was also no exception. Recently, more and more people are facing its aggravation in the autumn period. This is due to changing weather conditions that cause dry skin and increase sensitivity to irritants.

There are a number of measures that will help to avoid exacerbation of the disease and maintain skin health during this period. Let's consider why special skin care is important at this time. We will discuss the importance of maintenance therapy to prevent the exacerbation of eczema.

What factors contribute to the development of exacerbations in the autumn period

In autumn, the topic of worsening the condition of patients with eczema becomes relevant for several reasons. The disease worsens due to the effects of the following factors on the body:

  • A sudden change in the weather. During the transition period from summer to autumn, weather conditions are unpredictable — it's cold, then warm, then the wind blows. These changes in temperature and humidity negatively affect the skin of patients with eczema. Dry indoor air and cold outdoors in the autumn months contribute to dehydration of the skin and their irritation.
  • Use of heating systems. The heating season begins in autumn. Most rooms include batteries and heaters. Hot and dry air dehydrate the skin, which increases the symptoms of eczema.
  • Allergens. There are various allergens in the air, such as pollen from plants blooming in autumn, as well as mold. Contact with them causes allergic reactions in people suffering from eczema, which contributes to the appearance of symptoms.
  • Decreased immunity. The transition from warm to cold season in some people worsens the functioning of the immune system. Weakened immunity makes the skin more vulnerable, prone to exacerbation of the disease.

All these factors in the autumn period lead to an exacerbation of eczema and an increase in symptoms such as itching, redness, dryness and peeling of the skin. Regular hydration of the epidermis, the use of mild detergents and compliance with the doctor's recommendations will help to cope with the exacerbation in the autumn period.

Prevention of eczema decompensation

There are several medications that help prevent the exacerbation of eczema in the fall. The main groups of such medicines are as follows:

  • Corticosteroids. More often, topical preparations are used in the form of ointments, creams or lotions. They reduce the activity of inflammation and itching of the skin in eczema.
  • Antihistamines. Medications slow down allergic reactions associated with eczema. They are used in the form of tablets or syrups.
  • Preparations that soften the skin. These ointments and creams contain substances that help to moisturize and soften the dermis. They are used to prevent exacerbations of the disease.

It is important to remember that before taking any medications, you need to consult with a specialist.

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