People with skin eczema tend to have an over-reactive immune system. This means that when triggered by a substance, skin eczema patients respond by producing inflammation. It is this inflammation that causes the red, itchy and painful skin symptoms common to skin eczema.
Even before identifying potential triggers, keep in mind that a skin eczema flare appears in some time after exposure. This gap can make some triggers challenging to notice. It is really important to remember that skin eczema affects everyone differently and causes of eczema for one person might not be the same as another person. You might experience skin eczema symptoms at certain times of the year or on different areas of your body.
Here are some of the most common triggers of skin eczema.
- Dry skin
When your skin gets excessively dry, it can easily become stiff, flaking, or rough, which can lead to a skin eczema flare-up.
There are routine products that can cause your skin to burn and itch, or become dry and red. These could be products that you use on your body or in your homes such as soaps and household cleaners. Some common skin eczema triggers include metals, in particular, nickel, and certain fabrics such as wool and polyester.
Sometimes, eczema symptoms get worse when you are stressed. It’s also possible to become stressed by just knowing you have skin eczema and this can make your skin flare-up.
- Climate and sweating
Many people with skin eczema become itchy or experience a cantankerous heat sensation when they sweat or get too hot. This can happen when you exercise or wear too many clothes to bed. During the cold winter months, your skin might also get too dry, leading to irritation and eczema flare-up.
There are normal resources in the environment that can cause you to have an allergic reaction and trigger a skin eczema flare-up. Some of the most common are seasonal pollen, dust mites, pet dander from cats and dogs, and dandruff.
You might have flare-ups when the levels of certain hormones in your body increase or decrease.
The conventional treatments include topical immune suppressants, phototherapy and oral immune-suppressant. But there are possible side effects to conventional treatments. These include chemical dermatitis, thinning of the skin, discoloration of the skin, burns, increases risk of cancer, and liver toxicity. If you’re looking for a safe and natural treatment for skin eczema, go for homeopathy. The advantages of homeopathy treatment include improved dermatitis, internal healing through oral medicines, no side effects and no toxicity.
- Wear cotton-lined gloves when cleaning.
- Keep the water lukewarm or cool so that your skin stays calmer after hand washing and showers.
- Gently pat your skin instead of rubbing after hand washing and showers.
- Slather on thick lotion right after hand washing and showers to lock in moisture.
- Always wear sunscreen before going out in the sun.
- Wear loose, breathable cotton clothes.
- Wash clothes before you wear them in order to help get rid of dye or chemicals used to keep them wrinkle-free at the store.
- Try relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, or deep breathing.
- Avoid pollen, pet dander, and dust mites, if you are allergic.
- At home, dust and vacuum regularly
- Wash bedding weekly in hot water.
- Get rid of heavy drapes and carpeting.
- Ask for help or hire someone if certain chores irritate your skin.
If you still have allergy woes, you can book an appointment with your homeopath and discuss ways to get relief.
Working to keep your skin eczema symptoms under control is important for staying healthy and comfortable while living with skin eczema. But the good news is that you need not live with skin eczema anymore. If you’re looking for a safe and effective treatment for skin eczema, you can book an appointment with your homeopath.