Don’t let skin irritation stop you living your life
There are many things that can irritate your skin, leaving it itchy and inflamed. We’ve got some helpful tips to help you relieve the most common causes of skin irritation.
Symptoms of skin irritation
Dry, flaky skin that may become crusted or thick
Redness of the skin or a rash
Persistently itchy skin
Inflamed skin that is sore to the touch
Small fluid-filled blisters that may ooze when scratched
Dealing with skin irritation
Use Eurax 10% cream
Use a medicated cream such as Eurax 10% Cream to relieve itching, or Eurax HC Cream to reduce inflammation and soothe your skin.
Bathe in lukewarm or cool water
Avoid hot baths or showers. Hot water can further irritate already irritated skin, it’s kinder to your skin to bathe in lukewarm or cool water.
Avoid rubbing with a towel
When drying your skin avoid rubbing with a towel. Instead, pat your skin dry to prevent further irritation to the skin.
Apply unperfumed moisturiser
Use an unperfumed moisturiser, especially if you have an ongoing skin condition such as eczema or dermatitis, as perfumes can increase skin irritation.
Wear loose-fitting, cotton clothing
Consider wearing loose-fitting, cotton clothing. Some fabrics such as nylon and wool don’t allow the skin to breathe which can make skin irritation worse.
Skin irritation doesn’t have to take over your life
Itchy, irritated skin can leave you feeling uncomfortable and can consume your every thought. Whether you’re suffering from eczema, an allergic reaction or heat rash it can be hard to sleep, concentrate or continue with your daily routine, but help is at hand.
Rapid relief from itchy skin
Eurax 10% Cream helps to stop itching fast to give you relief from itching and skin irritation caused by dermatitis, allergic rashes and hives. Also available in 100g size.
Soothe your skin for up to 10 hours
Eurax 10% Cream provides long-lasting relief from itchy skin conditions and is non-greasy and non-staining. Suitable for adults and children and children over 3. Also available in a handy 30g size.
Reduce inflammation and skin irritation
Eurax HC Cream provides rapid relief from mild to moderate eczema, dermatitis and insect bites. Its dual-action formula helps reduce inflammation and stop itching.