Common Eczema Triggers – INFOGRAPHIC

Common Eczema Triggers – INFOGRAPHIC
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Common Eczema Triggers - INFOGRAPHIC

Eczema also known as “Atopic Dermatitis, a medical condition that causes skin irritation with dry, itchy skin. The disease affects children, later continues to the adulthood and later in life creating skin problems. The word ‘eczema’ comes from a greek word ekzein meaning “to boil or boil over”.

The latest research is suggesting that genetics and environmental factors play a major role in the disease. I’ve compiled a list of most common eczema triggers that may play a factor in your eczema as follows:

List Of Top 9 Common Eczema Triggers

1. Allergens

house dust mites allergy

Allergens are the substances that react abnormally with your body to cause an allergic reaction. Common allergens may include dandruff, pollens, molds, house dust mites, pets like cats and dogs. Avoid coming in contact to these allergens.

  • Soaps and Detergents
  • Shampoos, Dish Wash Liquids
  • Bubble Bath
  • Dusty environments
  • Cosmetics and Perfumes
  • Disinfectants like chlorine
  • House Dust mites
  • Pets (Cats, Dogs etc)
  • Pollens (Seasonal)
  • Molds
  • Dandruff

2.Irritants

Irritants are the ones that cause irritation in the skin and make your disease even worse. Try to avoid harsh soaps, shampoos, detergents, disinfectants, contact with juices from fresh meat, vegetables, fruits as they can cause irritation and can flare up your skin disease.

3.Stress

Stress Symptoms, Signs, and Causes

Stress can flare up the disease and can cause skin inflammation, irritation, redness and more. Avoid taking the stress.

4.Temperature

Hot/cold temperatures with high/low humidity, perspiration from exercise and different weather changes can flare up the disease. So, avoid too cold/too hot temperatures.

5.Hormones:

The immune system is likely to be developed during the earlier stages of birth. Due to an imbalance in the hormones or due to genetic factors the cases of Eczema can worsen. The severity and acuteness of Eczema can be due to both genetic factors of an individual and external factors as well.

6.Microbes

Tiny molecules in the environment can prove to be much more harmful than anything else. Various microbes like fungi, bacteria, viruses come in contact with the skin and acts as the main cause of your skin disease.

Some types of skin surface microbes can also trigger Eczema. These infective organisms act on the immune system, resulting in chronic flares.
Certain bacteria like Staphylococcus

  • Viruses
  • Certain Fungi

Common Eczema triggers

7.Clothing:

Avoid using synthetic, woollen clothes/fabrics. As the fabrics can also cause skin inflammation, irritation and flare up the disease to even worse.

8.Habitual Scratching:

Habitual Scratching

Eczema effects can worsen your skin with the constant itch cycle and your habitual habit of scratching the affected part of the skin. Avoid scratching and try to keep your nails short so that they may not affect your skin.

9.Perfumes and Toiletries:

Avoid the usage of perfumes, harsh fragrances, cosmetics, makeup, alcohols in toiletries as this can flare up the disease-causing worse effects.

Comments

  1. says

    Hi there,

    I Nav, I totally can relate to you and your son’s journey as I myself went through a journey of eczema, skin allergy flarup for 8 years, then 2 years of topical steroid withdrawal.
    Now I am much better, healing is a long journey. But I did find the eczema diet I started few months back gave me a lot of relief from itching.
    It is surprising that some food that are healthy and good like broccoli can trigger itchiness. You can share more in my eczema diet blog : http://skinshare.sg/blog/category/diet/

    All the best and thanks for the great sharing too!

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