Mouth breathing may indirectly affect eczema by causing dryness of the skin. When you breathe through your mouth, the air passing over your lips and tongue can cause moisture to evaporate from the skin. This can lead to dry, chapped skin around the mouth, which may worsen eczema symptoms in that area.
Additionally, mouth breathing can also affect the overall moisture balance of your body, which can impact eczema. Breathing through your mouth can dry out your nasal passages, throat, and airways, making it more difficult for your body to maintain proper hydration levels. This can lead to overall dryness throughout the body, including the skin, which may worsen eczema symptoms.
While mouth breathing may not directly cause eczema, it can exacerbate symptoms by contributing to dryness and dehydration of the skin. If you suffer from eczema, it will be helpful to practice breathing through your nose whenever possible and to keep the skin around your mouth well-moisturized to help minimize symptoms.
Be aware of how you are breathing, even at night. There is a 40% moisture loss with mouth breathing, which is harmful in many ways, but definitely something that you can’t afford when dealing with eczema. If you would like help resetting your breathing pattern and establishing nasal breathing- I can help! I am certified in functional breathing re-education through Buteyko International. Call today for your free consultation. (316)689-4229