How should eczema affect your bathing routine?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

If you have eczema, you don't want to spend more than 10 minutes in the bath or shower - your skin can't retain the moisture and will start to dry out. Stay away from hot water, too, because it withdraws natural oils from the skin. Finally, using a mild, non-soap cleanser can help to keep skin hydrated.

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