1. Avoid over-bathing
2. Apply moisturizer frequently, especially after bathing
3. Have a bath in warm, not hot, water and using a mild soap
4. Limit or avoid contact with known irritants like soaps, perfumes, detergents, jewelry, environmental irritants, etc.
5. Wear loose-fitting clothing (cotton clothing may be less irritating for many people than wool or synthetic fibers)
Treatment can include oral or topical corticosteroids
, antihistamines, or immune-suppressing topical drugs like tacrolimus and pimecrolimus
is not preventable, self-care measures such as frequent hydration of skin and avoidance of extreme temperatures and known irritants can help manage symptoms and reduce the severity of outbreaks.