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The 11 Best Shampoos for Eczema, According to Dermatologists

 

If you’re battling eczema, take heart in the fact that you’re not alone; it affects an estimated 31.6 million people in the U.S. “Eczema is a condition where a genetic variation affects the skin’s ability to protect itself from outside factors, such as irritants and allergens, and the skin becomes red and itchy,” explains dermatologist Dr. Kautilya Shaurya, of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. This redness and inflammation can crop up anywhere on the face or body, including the scalp.

Here’s where choosing the right shampoo comes into play. You basically have one of two options. You can seek out medicated formulas with ingredients such as zinc pyrithione, salicylic acid, and selenium sulfide, all of which can help address those unwanted symptoms. Or, you can stick with ultra-mild, hypoallergenic options that will be very gentle on the compromised skin so as to not irritate it any further.

 

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Source : Byrdie – The 11 Best Shampoos for Eczema, According to Dermatologists Edited By, Melanie Rud

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