Fall is almost over and winter is nearly here! And if you live in a state where the seasons actually change with the passing of the calendar - instead of, say, the constant temperate paradise of Hawaii or something lol - then you will definitely understand the following list of things that go along with the weather getting colder. And you will especially understand this list if you have eczema!
1. The air is crisper!
2. Eczema symptoms such as itchy, red, and dry skin are often exacerbated by colder, drier weather.
3. You get to bust out clothes you haven’t worn all summer!
4. Eczema is most commonly found in children, although adults can get it too.
5. Kissing your lover when it’s snowing outside can be extra **warming** lol!
6. Eczema is also called atopic dermatitis and can be treated with steroid creams. Doctors do not know what causes eczema, but individuals with genetic histories of asthma and seasonal allergies are more likely to contract it.
7. Pumpkin spice season, son!
8. Eczema shows itself as patches of chronically itchy, dry, thickened skin, usually on the hands, neck, face, and legs (but it can occur anywhere), and if scratched, these dry patches of skin can become open sores that may get infected.
10. Having eczema puts you at increased risk of contracting the herpes simplex virus.
11. A nice cup of hot cocoa!
Are there any things we missed that go along with living somewhere where the weather changes and having eczema? Let us know in the comments!