Triggers For Eczema

There are several factors that may be responsible for your eczema flare-ups. Given time an eczema sufferer will work out what it is that triggers their attacks but until they do they will have to put up with the itching and painful rashes. However medical professionals have developed a list of the more common trigger factors. The following list is just a few of the most common triggers that may be the cause of your irritating itch.

Skin Irritants – Contact with chemicals is a common cause of eczema. Chemicals are found in a variety of products that we use on a day to day basis without taking into consideration as to the content of the product. If you use makeup consider going without for a few days, then if your hands and face are not itchy you have found your trigger.

This process can be used to eliminate all the products you apply to your skin, directly or indirectly.

Don’t forget to check all your cleaning and washing products as well. If you itch when you wear a certain item of clothing check the label to see what it is made from and avoid that type of material to see if that is the cause. Making the necessary changes may help you to determine the trigger for your flare-up and enable you to stay eczema free.

Air-borne allergens – Air-borne allergens are a common cause for eczema. You will encounter air-borne allergens everywhere, inside and outside. If you find that your skin is itchy and you are scratching your skin just after dusting or vacuuming then your eczema could be the result of allergens. Contact with the dust may be irritating your skin. Pet dander and mold can also be a common cause of eczema. If you find the dust does trigger your eczema you need to wear long clothing while dusting. Try and have as little exposed skin as possible. You may also want to consider an air purifier. The main purpose of an air purifier is removing contaminants from the air. They are particularly useful for allergy sufferers and asthmatics since they remove dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores and dust mites.

Food – People usually turn to food when they have eliminated everything else. It is difficult to determine if food is the trigger for your eczema. The most common food triggers are seafood, eggs, peanuts, wheat and milk. The easiest way to work out if the food you eat is causing your outbreaks is to keep a log of everything you eat and the times and date of your outbreaks. Over a period of time you will be able to see a pattern. If there is a particular food coinciding with your outbreak you can eliminate it from your diet.

These are just a three of the most common triggers that can cause your eczema attacks. However new research shows that all natural systems can help you to manage, treat and eliminate eczema.

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