Eczema is an inflammatory skin disorder presented by a red, itchy skin.
Causes of eczema
Hereditary and defect in skin barrier system or abnormal functioning of the immune system is the most common cause of eczema.
Eczema triggers you must avoid
There are several triggering factors which bring up the symptoms of eczema. Below mentioned are the most common triggers of eczema
Eczema symptoms get worse with extremely dry skin. An extremely dry skin can causes excessive itching which triggers the itch-scratch-itch cycle making the eczema worse.
When an eczema prone skin comes in contact with a skin irritant or an allergen it causes eczema symptoms to get worse. The most common skin irritants or allergens are:
A few individuals suffering from eczema may experience their symptoms getting worse when they are highly stressed and the vice versa could happen when they do not see their eczema symptoms getting better.
Eczema tends to get worse when the climate gets very dry and cold. Dry and cold climate cause the skin to get dry which brings on an itch. Sweating profusely also may cause the itching to get worse.
Taking bath with extremely hot water causes the natural moisture from the skin to bleach. This makes the skin dry and triggers itching in eczema prone skin. Taking bath with lukewarm water bath is highly recommended in all seasons.
An already existing eczema when additionally infected with a bacteria or a virus could make the itching worse. So maintaining personal hygiene is very important to keep infections at bay. Cutting the nails shorter to avoid the scratch injuries is recommended as open wounds caused due to scratching can be an entry point for bacteria.
Homoeopathic treatment for Eczema
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