Top 3 Causes For Eczema

If you are suffering from eczema, one of the most important things to do is to discover what may be causing your eczema, so you can do what you can to avoid future outbreaks. While eczema can be caused by a wide variety of factors, you will find the three most common causes for eczema below.


Did you know that eczema can be caused by the foods you eat or even what type of soap or laundry detergent you use? Eczema can be a symptom of an allergic reaction. If you suspect this may be the cause for your eczema, keep a food journal for a few weeks and see if you can find a connection between your eczema outbreaks and what you eat. You should also pay attention to any changes in your skin as a result of using a new laundry detergent or soap.

Skin Irritation

If you are prone to eczema, chances are your skin is very delicate and susceptible to irritation from outside factors. Often this skin irritation will also bring on an episode of eczema. The irritation can be caused by anything from rough clothing and towels, to harsh soaps and even extreme heat or cold. Sweating is also one of the known causes for eczema. Avoid wearing itchy sweaters and other rough clothing. Use a soft towel and pat yourself dry after a shower. Stay away from hot baths or showers and only use mild soaps and cleansers.


Many people experience eczema outbreaks when they are stressed out. There are two ways to tackle this issue. The best way would be of course to get rid of anything that is causing you anxiety and stress. That’s obviously not always possible, but take a good look at your life and how you could minimize some of that stress. Are there tasks you could outsource? Maybe it is time to find a less stressful job or get out of a relationship.

When you can’t get rid of the things that stress you out, learn to manage the stress better and also learn how to relax. Mediation is a very effective way to manage your stress levels. You can start with some simple breathing exercises and then move on to more advanced meditation techniques. Something as simple as taking a warm bath or going for a walk can do wonders as well to prevent future eczema outbreaks by reducing stress.

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