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Identifying allergens that can trigger eczema (Eczema)
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Identifying allergens that can trigger eczema

While some factors that aggravate your eczema (also called atopic dermatitis), like winter weather conditions, are certainly out of your control, there are things you can control, such as eliminating foods that you may be sensitive to (e.g., eggs, milk, nuts, seafood, wheat or soy) or avoiding skin irritants (harsh soaps and detergents, perfumes, allergens such as dust mites and pet dander).

A dermatologist or allergist can perform tests to pinpoint the cause. It might also help to keep a diary to document each time you experience a flare-up and list foods eaten daily to determine if there’s a correlation. Always use moisturizers frequently and liberally several times each day, especially after bathing, and only use mild soaps and cleansers that won’t dry out your skin. Ongoing measures to keep your skin hydrated and avoid scratching will help to minimize infections that can further worsen your eczema. Managing stress is also an important way to deal with this itchy, uncomfortable skin condition.


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