Eczema Stimuli Raise the Irritation of the Skin

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Eczema skin.
Eczema skin.

Even up until now the real cause of eczema is still unknown. If one family member have eczema, asthma or allergic rhinitis (allergy to pollen), chance are your other child may also get eczema too. Some of children who have eczema also get asthma or allergic rhinitis.

 

Several factors can stimulate eczema attacks which are:

  • Very hot climate
  • Very dry skin
  • Irritation because of bath soap, cleaning agent, fabric and other chemicals.
  • Food allergy
  • Allergy to house dust, pollen or animal hair.
  • Infection of virus and bacteria

For most children, eczema can be controlled through several ways:

  • Avoid the stimuli (as mentioned above)
  • Make sure your child’s skin is always moist
  • Reduce the itchiness (because of dry skin) by using damp cloth.
  • Avoid objects or materials that can irritate skin. Each child has different reaction and you may feel hard to determine what can cause problem to the skin of the small one.
  • Use of skin moisturizer to help lock moisture and soften the skin especially for dry skin and in hot climate.

Among things which usually cause irritation and itchiness are food left over at the edge of the child lips, furry and acrylic cloths, bed sheet, car cushion covers, soap (including bath foam and antiseptic) and animal fur.

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