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Eczema and stress are connected – 5 ways to relieve stress

Posted on 21st May, 2019

If you are preparing yourself for an important meeting, or when you need to get ready for your big presentation, out of nowhere you find your eczema flaring right up. Doctors and experts have known for years that stress can make your skin condition worse.

Stress is your body’s response to certain unfavorable circumstances. When you get tense or anxious, your body protects the skin by boosting inflammation there. If a person happens to have eczema this boost causes the eczema to get worse.

Effective management of your stress levels greatly help in keeping your condition in check. Here are 5 simple ways in which you can keep the stress under control.


When your eczema starts to flare up and starts to get itchy it makes it extremely hard to fall asleep due to the temptation to scratch. Just ensure you get enough sleep and rest to reduce your stress.

Physical Activity

Exercise is the best way to reduce stress. It gets your blood pumping and ensures your body is active and engaged. Running, walking or cycling are a few of the best ways to improve your mental health. Do keep in mind that sweat can be an eczema trigger so choose your activities wisely, and ensure to take a bath in lukewarm water to get rid of the sweat.

Enjoy, cut yourself some slack!

Take some time out from your busy schedule and do something you really enjoy. Maybe a hobby or something that you wanted to do for a long time and never found the time to do it. It could be painting, singing, dancing, or a walk through the woods. Anything that helps you relax.

Speak to someone

Talk your problems out with your dermatologist, your friends and your loved ones. It will give you a clarity and help you to manage your eczema.


If you experience high levels of stress and pressure, yoga and meditation is the best way to relieve mental pressure and calm you down. The important thing here is to find what suits you the best and which reduces your stress levels, so do spend some time to find what relaxes you the most.

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