Atopic eczema tends to come and go in flares, which can last from a few days to several months. These cycles can be really uncomfortable, with skin getting itchy, dry, and inflamed, and can have a profound effect on self-confidence and your ability to concentrate.
When you’re in the middle of an intense flare it can feel like nothing will break the cycle of itching, scatching, skin damage and inflammation, but while atopic skin isn’t curable, it can be managed!
The aim of flare care is to make flares shorter, less severe, and less frequent. Here are some strategies for coping when you’re flaring.