Finding the specific allergen or irritant which is causing your eczema is important. If you can learn your eczema triggers, you can avoid them. If you can avoid your triggers, you can stop your eczema.
In some cases of eczema, like atopic dermatitis, it may be difficult to determine the root cause of your eczema.
This is because the eczema is actually triggered by a combination of many factors, such as a food allergy and an immune dysfunction at the same time. It makes treating that kind of eczema difficult.
However, in the case of contact dermatitis treatment and most other forms of eczema, identifying the trigger is simpler and you may be able to control your eczema by avoiding the trigger.
Many people go through their lives suffering from eczema, never knowing the cause. The truth is that there are literally thousands of potential eczema triggers.
However, instead of looking for the more complex triggers, it is far more likely that your eczema trigger is something you encounter everyday.
Too many common items are an eczema trap, causing your problem over and over again. If you can identify the triggers lurking in your own home, you may be able to make substantial progress in curing your eczema.
The first thing you should know is to not rely on your genetic disposition to determine your eczema triggers. While there are genetic tendency towards eczema in families, that is not always the case.
Sometimes, you may have a reaction to something that no other family member reacts too. Also, other family members may have never realized what is triggering their eczema.
Smoking, dust, pet dander, and pollen. Everyone knows that these are triggers for hay fever and asthma, but not everyone knows they can cause eczema.
You may have decided that your pet dander and dust is controlled or the pollen count is not high enough to worry about.
In truth, if this is causing your eczema it will only take exposure to a small amount.
It is time to examine your body’s reaction to these triggers and determine if you have an eczema reaction within 72 hours of exposure to them.
Beauty And Health Care Products
It is surprising how little we know about the products we use on our bodies everyday.
Shampoos, facial soaps, deodorants, and makeup are filled with chemicals, artificial ingredients, and dyes that are all potential allergens or irritants. Most toothpaste products contain a form of fluoride that is derived from farm fertilizer.
As you can imagine, that can easily irritate your skin. Deodorants are filled with heavy metals that can cause almost instant reactions. Nail varnish has a very high rate of causing eyelid and facial eczema.
Detergents And Other Cleaning Agents
The soaps, laundry products, floor cleansers, and other detergents you use to cleanse your home are very likely your eczema triggers.
More people are allergic to their laundry detergents than they are to any other type of eczema triggers. Typically, the trigger will not happen until you have had an intensive exposure, such as cleaning the whole house in one day.
However, it can also happen just by wearing clothes washed in a detergent all day long. Identifying if a detergent or cleanser is causing eczema in children can be very important because the reaction will get worse over time.
Identifying and preventing exposure now will help your child stay eczema free later in life.
There are also many other common household eczema triggers that you may or may not know about. It is time that you take a look around at all of the products and objects you come in contact with daily or regularly.
Keep in mind, identifying your trigger may take time as it is a trial and error process. However, with a little patience and examination you should be able to identify your trigger and stay out of that eczema trap.