Eczema and Exercise
Do workouts or exercise make your eczema worse? If yes, then you are not alone. The challenge of staying fit with the exercise turns out to be the main culprit for your health conditions. If you are the one suffering from eczema, these routine activities can become more challenging and daunting. This includes exercising with eczema, as friction, heat, and sweat from clothing or exercise equipment can cause eczema flare-ups.
Exercise is beneficial in many ways as it helps stay strong, motivated and cheerful. It boosts up energy levels, strengthens the immune system and let you get better sleep; however, exercising with eczema can trigger flare-ups due to sweat in some individuals. Your body sweats to regulate body temperature, further this sweat evaporates, skin dries up and is left with a salty residue after evaporation which is responsible for itchy eczema skin and gives rise to itch-scratch cycle simultaneously.