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Help a Fellow Community Member by Sharing Your Tips!

A life with atopic dermatitis is inconvenient, frustrating, and uncomfortable. It's so much more than that too, impacting small day-to-day things like what you wear, the products you use, the food you eat, so on and so forth.

A community member recently asked some questions about these seemingly mundane and personal aspects of life that atopic dermatitis has total control over. So, let's get personal.

What clothes are best for eczema?

Fabrics, fit, and style can dramatically alter how a piece of clothing fits on anyone, but there are additional considerations that need to be made for someone with sensitive skin. An atopic dermatitis flare might be just around the corner when wearing irritating fabrics or more form-fitting versus loose clothing. Help our fellow community member by sharing your tips on what to wear.

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What bras should you wear?

Even undergarments can be irritating. To our bra-wearers, is there a style or type of bra that you've found to be tried and true? What brand is it? What fabric is it made of? What other bras have you tried that have caused irritation?

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What underwear should you wear?

There's always the option to go-commando, but a vast majority of people prefer to wear underwear. What fit of underwear have you found to be most comfortable for your eczema-prone skin? What fabric is it made of?

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What's the best way to shave?

Whether you're shaving, waxing, or doing something else, hair removal can be an irritating process. When it comes to shaving though, it's not just about the razor. How many blades the razor has and whether or not it contains product within the razor head are important factors to consider, but the soap or shaving cream being used are also important. So is the method with which you're shaving. Help our fellow community member by sharing what razor you might be using and which products you're using when you shave to avoid irritation.

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What personal hygiene products are best?

Anything that touches the skin has the potential to trigger an atopic dermatitis flare. There are so many products on the market, so choosing the "right" one can feel like an endless game of trial and error. Understanding product labels and which ingredients to avoid is a great place to start.

More specifically, when sweat is already a trigger for flares, choosing the right deodorant is so important not only to avoid body odor, but irritating bumps post-application. Do you use a deodorant that is gentle on your skin? Is there a right way to put deodorant on? What should you be looking for when you put it on - is it supposed to stay dry, get softer, etc.?

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Thank you!

We want to thank you for taking the time to get personal with us to help a fellow atopic dermatitis community member. These questions aren't always easy to answer and there are a number of products and things out there to be considered. Do you have your own questions you want to ask? Post them below to see what other community members have to say!

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