Eczema is a condition that we still don’t know a lot about, but we are learning more all the time. Continuing studies are helping us to discover more about the condition as we search for treatments, and maybe even a cure. A cure still seems a long way off, though, but we are at least able to identify some potential causes that might cause outbreaks or make them worse.
Eczema can be caused by different things in different people so identifying causes can be a case of trial and error. Regardless, there are still some common causes that many people with eczema are likely to have problems with and here’s a look at some of the most common.
Eczema Cause #1: Environment
We are constantly surrounded by countless different substances. Anything that we come into contact with might have an impact on our bodies, whether directly on the skin or when ingested. For most of us, this presents no problem other than with a few specific substances. For others, though, the environment we live in is full of substances that can cause considerable discomfort.
People with eczema might find that their condition can be triggered by a wide variety of items. It could be pets, dust, pollen and in some cases, food. Patients will need to recognize those substances that trigger eczema and learn to avoid them where possible.