You may be wondering why for so long your skin rashes won’t go away. You’ve applied tons of moisturizers and several ointments, but they keep coming back.
You may not know it, but you may have skin asthma. It is also called atopic dermatitis or eczema; they often appear as small red spots that are watery and very itchy.
Skin asthma is usually triggered by excessive sweating and exposure to trigger factors such as: chemical irritants found in detergent soaps and dish washing liquids, latex materials that directly come in contact with your skin, could also be caused by certain foods, exposure to pollutants and smoke and most especially house dust mites.
So how can you possibly get rid of the bothersome and irritating rashes if you are always exposed to the trigger factors? Since skin asthma is a condition that does not have a cure what’s important is to manage it properly to be able to live a healthy life. Here are some points to remember to treat and prevent skin asthma attack:
- The key is to identifying what particular allergens trigger your attack and to avoid exposure with them.
- Keep your skin healthy by keeping it protected and moisturized, a dry skin will be more likely to have more skin asthma attacks.
- More serious skin conditions may require the use of steroids; remember though that corticosteroids cannot be used for a long time.
- Keep your skin clean and avoid scratching the rashes to prevent infection to set in.
- Anti-allergy medications may be taken especially during months when attacks are expected. Some people have them during colder months, but others during warm months of the year.
- Your doctor may also advise you to have allergy shots.
- To soothe itchiness apply cold compress or take an antihistamine to relieve it.
- Natural remedies to deal with the rashes can also be used like colloidal oatmeal or baking powder placed in your tub water.
- Have someone else to do the cleaning using damp cloth as often as possible to keep house dust mites from breeding.
- Lastly, is to boost your immune system by having enough hours of sleep, a healthy balanced diet, regular exercise and take multivitamin supplements.
Asthma attacks can be mild to severe and the key to managing it is control of the symptoms. It is not something you should ignore because a severe attack can be life threatening.