Having skin asthma is no joke. The discomfort of feeling so itchy all over is really depressing!
If you do have skin asthma, there are natural means to ease the discomfort, but it’s still best to visit the dermatologist. Why? First of all, there are lots of many skin conditions and the dermatologist is the one who can distinguish yours so that you may be prescribed with proper medications.
But then again, if you’re financially challenged and can’t visit the doctor as soon as you may want to, then here are simple remedies which may help lessen the discomfort of having skin asthma.
It helps immensely to improve your condition. But since lots of the antihistamine pills will make you feel drowsy, make sure you take it at night or while you’re home.
Replace your scented soap with a mild one.
Try using a soap with honey and oatmeal. Honey can restore moisture while oatmeal can gently exfoliate your skin. Scented soaps will of course make you smell good, but if you have very sensitive skin, it’s time to forget about them and just use mild soaps.
Apply topical medicines.
Topical medicines such as corticosteroids can help in relieving itchiness, redness, inflammation and any other allergic reactions on your skin. The cream or gel should be applied thinly only, and as often as needed.
Add baking soda on your bath water.
Sodium bicarbonate or baking soda has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can really help you with your skin asthma problems. It also helps in maintaining your body’s pH level.
Don’t stay too long in water.
You may not notice it, but your hands get wrinkled when placed in water for too long. That’s what happens to our whole body when we stay far too long in water. Much worse if you have skin asthma. So avoid spending plenty of time taking a bath or shower.
Moisturize your skin.
Having dry skin may worsen your skin asthma so it’s much better if you use moisturizers for your sensitive skin. Using oil, especially, virgin coconut oil, may also provide relief to your itchy skin.
Avoid allergens or irritants as much as possible.
Well, it’s not that easy, but you can always try to avoid dust, pollen, smoke, perfumes, fabric, food allergens and many other irritants. Using face masks may help when you’re faced with things that can trigger skin rashes and other conditions. As much as possible too, avoid eating too much chicken, eggs, peanuts, milk, shrimp and other foods that will cause you to have itchy or irritable skin problems.
Exercise and rest.
Aside from eating the right foods such as veggies and fruits, you must exercise and take a rest to prevent skin asthma attack. Too much stress can easily trigger sudden outbreak of rashes. So include exercise on your busy schedule, then have enough sleep or take a rest.