Eczema is Not Just a Winter Issue

Northwestern Medicine
Dermatology August 04, 2014

Millions of Americans are affected by eczema, causing them to develop symptoms like dry skin, rash, inflammation, and severe itch. A common conception is that eczema is worse during the winter due to issues like dry air, but many experience eczema just as badly or worse in the summer.

Skin irritants like body sweat, prolonged water exposure and warmer temperatures themselves can all play a role in making eczema difficult to manage. However, Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, Northwestern Medicine dermatologist and director of the Northwestern Multidisciplinary Center for Eczema, has some tips to help the hot summer temperatures be less itchy.

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