Environment plays a role in eczema; children more likely develop eczema when they live in areas with higher levels of pollution or in colder climates. Many children with eczema have also food allergies, but it does not mean that allergy- triggers foods such as eggs and dairy make it worse. Before you remove certain foods from your kid’s diet, you need to talk to the doctor to ensure that your kid’s nutritional needs are met.
Eczema most common triggers are substances that cause irritation to the skin, for example woolen or man- made fibers, certain kinds of perfumes, cleansers and soaps, makeup, sand and dust, cigarette smoke, solvents and chlorine.
Environments and actions causing the skin to become sensitive or dry out can trigger eczema, for instance: taking showers or baths that last too long or are too hot, prolonged exposure to water, low humidity in winter and living in a dry climate.
Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema. It usually affects people who have hay fever or asthma or family history of eczema. It usually begins during childhood, but it can strike at any age.
Mostly, it affects the skin on the face, feet, hands, back of the knees and inner elbows. Treatment for atomic dermatitis includes steroid ointments and creams, products to moisturize the skin, ultraviolet light and antibiotics to treat infections. Contact dermatitis is another type of eczema, and it has two forms: allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis. Both forms develop after damaging the skin by a substance including frequent hand washing and chemicals.
Furthermore, contact dermatitis can develop after touching an allergy- triggering substance like poison ivy. Treatment for contact dermatitis includes steroid drugs, which are taken as a pill or rubbed on the skin. Antibiotics may be necessary for both types of contact dermatitis, and it is important to avoid contact with the allergy trigger or irritant.