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Clothes For Eczema – Tips on the Best Clothing For Eczema Sufferers

One of the major factors involved in the recurrence of eczema is our clothing. You may be perpetuating your eczema just by the clothes you wear. So here are a few facts about clothes for eczema to bear in mind when choosing your attire for the day.


Sweating and over-heating can worsen existing eczema and bring on a fresh attack of eczema. Depending on the climate of your location, try not to wear clothes which will cause you to become hot. This can include woolly jumpers and thick shirts. Instead wear light weight layers, so you can remove them if you get warm.

Allergenic materials

You may not realize it but you could be allergic to certain materials which are causing or worsening your eczema. Common allergies include, wools – including cashmere and other blended wools, polyester as it causes the skin to sweat and leather again due to it’s ability to create heat, silk can also come under this bracket.

For some, there may be only one or two materials that cause eczema but for those with more sensitive skin, there may be multiple types of material causing skin irritation. The best rule of thumb is to just be aware of how your skin feels in your clothes and if some cause your skin to become more itchy than others, then think about avoiding those materials.

Safe materials

The only material that you can be sure will not in anyway negatively affect your eczema in any way, is cotton. Try to go for cotton clothing when possible and especially for underwear and nightclothes as they are directly on your skin for long periods of time.

Materials that are pure cotton (that means 100%, so always check the label), will more often than not be OK for eczema sufferers. Fortunately, there is usually a large range of cotton clothing in most clothes stores that you can choose from, to help you find suitable clothes for eczema.

One other thing to be aware of is, some bed linen, in some countries, is made from a material called poly cotton. This is actually a mix of polyester and cotton and is best avoided, just to be on the safe side.

These are just a few simple methods to begin healing and clearing eczema. In some cases, however, there may still be other factors potentially causing your eczema. To access the complete guide to clearing and preventing eczema, continue to Help For Eczema.

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