It’s summer and my children are keen sports. Unfortunately though, eczema and sport do not go together. Sport can cause you to overheat, which can make your eczema symptoms worse. This is not only embarrassing, but uncomfortable.
Sport is however an important part of our lives, especially when we are children. The health and social aspects are vital. It is therefore important not to avoid sport if you have eczema, but to take extra care.
If possible play your sport during the cooler part of the day and wear cotton rather than synthetic sports clothes. Take time out after the your sport to shower and wash off the sweat and most importantly always remember to remoisturise after exercising or playing sport.