Face eczema is gruesome – that is the harsh reality that you need to deal with if you have it right now or if you constantly have bouts of it. Common manifestations of eczema on face are the swelling of the eyelids and the lips. Groups of itching red bumps may also show up in the area surrounding the eyes, on the cheeks, and any part of the face. No matter where on the face these eczema rashes appear, it all comes down to the fact that they are on your face – the same face that you take with you when you go out in public to face the world.
Unless tolerance to public shame is your expertise, it is best that you stay away from the public for the meantime while you haven’t yet treated the eczema on your face. Really, are you going to risk getting hurt from the reactions that people are going to throw at you when you walk out of your home? Not everyone will be able to understand that your face eczema was just caused by something that you ate or some other allergen that came in contact with your face. And you can’t explain to all of them either that this is the case or that face eczema or any type of eczema isn’t contagious. Anyway, eczema of the face is fairly easy to treat as its symptoms will subside within minutes after applying an eczema cream, or within hours after ingesting an allergy medication. So you won’t be staying home for that long.
The best cream for face eczema is one that is mild and gentle on the skin but is still able to effectively lessen the eczema on your face within minutes after application. The skin on your face is more sensitive than the rest of your body which is why you need to take the extra precaution of using mild creams only. When you buy a brand of eczema cream for the first time, don’t apply it over all your facial rashes just yet. Apply it first on a portion of your rashes and look at it again after 30 minutes to an hour to see if there has been any improvement. If there has been an improvement, then that is the time that you can use the cream on other areas of your face. However, if you did not see any improvements within this time or the rashes somehow worsened, discard the cream and try another brand.
You can also take in medications that were prescribed by your doctor. As long as they were prescribed by a licensed physician, it is almost guaranteed that you will be relieved from the symptoms of face eczema. However, the down side of these medications is that they usually have side effects like drowsiness and sleepiness. So it will be best to take a day off when taking them. Never attempt to buy over-the-counter oral medications for eczema too. This can be very dangerous and you might accidentally overdose yourself since you don’t know the proper dosage of these medications.
Ideally, it is best that you keep away from anything that can possibly irritate your face. This includes foods you are allergic to, touching plants, and the use of cosmetics and other facial skin care products. But since you cannot completely keep away from these – especially cosmetics and skin care products – what you can do is choose products that are tagged as mild and “hypoallergenic”. These products are less likely to cause the eczema on your face to recur. Also, be more aware of where your hands go. Most of the time, our hands touch our face without us even noticing. There might be some allergens where your hands came in contact with before touching your face so if you want to keep away from face eczema, keep your hands away from your face.