Eczema Triggers

Are you aware of the different Eczema Trigger Factors that may be affecting your child’s Eczema outbreaks? It is important to know what conditions may be contributing to the number and/or severity of these outbreaks in order to adequately prevent and treat them.

Weather conditions and airborne allergens such as pollution or smog will often cause your child’s Eczema to flare-up. For that reason, Eczema is more common in industrialized countries and urban areas. Hot, humid weather as well as cold weather will also have adverse effects on the Eczema sufferer. Very low humidity will aggravate your child’s dry skin. Humidifiers are useful if there is central heating in your home. Cool bedrooms are also helpful. Ideally, both school and home should be cool and as dust-free as possible. Skin contact with chemicals and dirt should be minimized.

House dust, house dust mites, molds, pollen, and pet dander are all contributing factors to your child’s Eczema problem. Vacuuming your carpets, curtains, and bedding should be done on a weekly basis. Fluffy toys, like stuffed animals, need to be washed and shaken outdoors regularly in order to minimize the accumulation of dust mites in your home. A reduction in house dust mites has been proven to reduce the severity of your child’s Eczema.