I have always been in pretty good health, so I was surprised one day when my doctor told me my blood pressure was a bit high. She told me to begin watching my salt intake, start exercising, and to try to relax. Well, I intended to follow her advice when I left her office, but the next day I was back to my same habits. I kept using the salt shaker and didn't begin an exercise routine like I had planned. When I went for my next check-up, she told me that my blood pressure was even higher and approaching a dangerous level. I had to begin a blood pressure medication to manage it. I wanted to create a blog to share my story and remind people to listen to their doctors' advice. If a few lifestyle changes can improve your health, then you should make them.
If you are suffering from atopic dermatitis disease, you should know that the condition should improve dramatically once you begin treatment. However, some individuals who suffer from atopic dermatitis disease make mistakes that can aggravate the condition.
The following are six mistakes you should avoid when you're suffering from atopic dermatitis disease.
1. Procrastinating about seeking treatment
The longer you put off seeking treatment for atopic dermatitis disease, the more severe your condition can become. It will be more difficult for you to achieve relief through treatment if you suffer from atopic dermatitis for a long time before you go in to see your doctor for treatment. Don't live in discomfort if you have atopic dermatitis disease. Seek treatment when you first experience symptoms so that you can achieve relief quickly.
2. Failing to use any medication your doctor prescribes
It's easy to neglect your treatment regime once your doctor has prescribed you medications. This is especially true after you feel some initial relief and you think your condition has completely gone away.
However, it's important to follow all the treatment instructions your doctor has given you. Continue to apply creams or take any oral medication you've been prescribed for as long as your doctor tells you to even after your symptoms have started to go away.
3. Allowing your skin to dry out
Skin that is dried out is more likely to show the symptoms of atopic dermatitis disease. Applying moisturizer to your skin every day prevents your skin from getting dried out and therefore more susceptible to atopic dermatitis discomfort.
4. Wearing clothing that irritates the skin
The clothing you wear is an important consideration when you're struggling with atopic dermatitis disease. You want to make sure you're always wearing clothing that is light and smooth against the skin. If you wear heavy clothing that is rough against the skin, you'll be more likely to experience skin irritation.
5. Scratching irritated skin
Although it's difficult, you need to refrain from scratching skin that is showing atopic dermatitis symptoms. Scratching affected areas of the skin usually make skin irritation resulting from atopic dermatitis worse.
Instead of scratching affected skin, consider using anti-itch hydrocortisone cream when your skin is feeling very irritated. Discuss whether you should use hydrocortisone cream for relief with your doctor.
6. Living in a home with very dry air
Investing in a humidifier could be a good idea if you're suffering from atopic dermatitis and you live in an area with particularly dry air. A humidifier can prevent your skin from drying out and starting to feel itchy as a result of atopic dermatitis.Share
11 June 2021