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Living environment and eczema: what do I need to know?

Like anyone with an allergy, the living environment can play a significant role in causing flare-ups. If your child suffers from eczema, then you will need to extra vigilant with cleaning. Here are a number of precautions you will need to take in your home:
 
  • Eliminate tobacco from places visited by eczema patients.
  • Eliminate dust as much as possible by using a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filter
  • Combat dust mites by regularly treating bedding, carpets, armchairs, soft toys, curtains, draperies, etc. with anti-dust mite products.
  • Limit the number of soft toys and wash them frequently.
  • Avoid pets with fur and feathers.
  • Do no overheat room (˂19⁰C) in order to avoid sweating.
  • Regularly air rooms in winter and summer.
  • Avoid humid rooms with areas of mould.
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This article is brought to you by the skin experts from La Roche-Posay

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