Eczema represents various skin conditions, mainly chronic, which is caused by the inflammation of the epidermal layer of the skin. The skin becomes itchy, reddened, dry, cracked and irritated.
Eczema – What Causes Eczema?
Eczema can appear on any part of the body. The most widespread form of it is called Atopic dermatitis. It is the condition in which one becomes allergic to pollen, dust, and other allergens in the environment. This disease is often inherited. Its victims are more vulnerable to allergic conditions such as hay fever or asthma.
People of all ages are affected by Eczema but it is most commonly observed among children and infants. Those who are able to get rid of it at an early age have happened to be hit by it again later in life. There isn’t any risk involved in catching it from someone else.
Eczema – Factors That Trigger Eczema
Eczema has certain factors that trigger or flare up the symptoms of Eczema rather than causing them. These are:
Hormonal changes in women:
Eczema becomes worse among women during their menstrual cycle.
- Their Eczema flares up even in days before their period.
- Hormonal changes also occur during pregnancy.
For some people, their Eczema worsens when they are stressed.
Sweating while exercising aggravates Eczema.
· There are several irritants that disturb the skin, such as
- Detergents (shampoo, cleansers, and bubble bath),
- Woolen & nylon clothes,
- Cold and dry weather,
- Chlorine and solvents.