Reducing the Cost of Treating Eczema

Having eczema can be very expensive.  Many alterations need to be made around the house – different bedding, different cleaners, even new floor coverings in some instances.  Many different creams and treatments are trialed in search of the right one for you.

The end result is a lot of money being outlaid, usually on an ongoing basis.

Cost is one of the main problems of eczema

This is one of the main problems the eczema sufferer and their family face.  Many people simply cannot afford the huge financial expense.  The budget simply will not stretch.

If you have eczema there will always be a need for moisturisers and emollients, but there are many things that can be done around the home that are inexpensive yet effective in reducing your eczema.

  • Keep rooms well ventilated to help minimise dust mite.
  • Wash all bedding regularly in hot water.
  • Always double rinse clothing and bedding to ensure harmful cleansing residue is removed.
  • Vacuum mattresses, carpets and mats weekly to minimise dust mite.
  • Vacuum rather than sweep to reduce dust levels.
  • Damp dust rather than dry dust to reduce dust levels in the air.
  • Keep windows and doors shut on windy days and stay indoors to reduce exposure to pollens in the air.
  • Avoid using aerosols.
  • If possible do not be around when home maintenance is being attended – ie painting, mowing lawns, polishing furniture, as these may aggravate your eczema.
  • Avoid smoky environments.  Do not allow people to smoke in your home and similarly avoid homes and cars where people are smoking as the smoke may act as an allergen and worsen your eczema.
  • Keep children out of sandpits.  The sand at the beach is much cleaner.

This list is of course just a guide.  There are many more things you can do around the home that are inexpensive and effective in reducing eczema.  The aim is to minimise allergenic factors that are known to trigger your condition.

These methods do not eliminate the need for emollients and good skin care but they will make the task of treating your eczema much easier.

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