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Eczema triggers you must avoid
Eczema triggers you must avoid

Eczema triggers you must avoid

Posted by
 Dr Batra’s™  July 7, 2020

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

  1. Super dry skin

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.

  1. Skin irritants or allergens

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:

  1. Detergents
  2. Hand or dish soap
  3. Hair dye
  4. Rubber belts / metal belt of watches
  5. Artificial jewellery
  6. Chemicals used for tattoos
  7. Emotional Stress

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.

  1. Climate and Perspiration

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.

  1. Very Hot Showers

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.

  1. Infections

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

  1. External applications like steroidal creams used in conventional treatment for eczema would reduce the itching temporarily but as soon as the effect of the cream wears off the itching will come back and may get worst. The frequency of application of the cream could go higher but would not help in resolving the problem.
  2. Conventional medicines use the immunosuppressant approach for treating eczema. But these medicines would again relieve symptoms till their effect last and the itch would return once the effect wears off.
  3. Artificial Ultra-violet light therapies for eczema are known to cause burn injuries.
  4. Homoeopathic medicine for eczema is non-addictive, safe and could also eliminate the need to take conventional medicine.
  5. When homoeopathy is considered as treatment option in the early stage of eczema, then the overall control it is much better.
  6. In any skin disorder there is often an underlying psychosomatic factor. Homoeopathic medicine also helps to deal with stress more effectively