Eczema: Causes, Symptoms and Home Managements

      Eczema: Causes, Symptoms and Home Managements


      Eczema is a common inflammatory skin disease most people suffer from. Eczema occurs when patches of skin become inflamed, itchy and rough. Some may also experience blisters. Eczema has many types and the most common type is called atopic dermatitis. Eczema is common in children, but they grow out of it by adolescence.Eczema differs in severity and can cause discomfort. The way it is presented depends on the person’s age and color. Know the causes, symptoms and home managements of eczema to avoid suffering from this uncomfortable skin disease.

      Certain foods and environmental conditions can trigger the symptoms of eczema. Foods such as nuts and diary. Environmental factors such as pollen, smoke, soaps, fragrance, body splashes.

      Eczema is not contagious, some people grow out the condition as they grow. Some also grow with it.

      Causes of Eczema

      The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it’s believed that genetic and environmental factors influence it. If a parent or both parents have it, their children are more likely to also have it.

      Some environmental factors that influence the development of eczema are

      1. Allergens such as mold, pets, pollens


      2. Irritants such as disinfectants, soaps, detergents, shampoo, vegetables.

      3. Stress. This can worsen the symptoms of Eczema.

      See also: Effects of Smoking on  Skin

      4. Foods such as eggs, diary, nuts, wheat can cause eczema.

      5. High and low humidity, high and low temperatures and excessive sweating can cause eczema.

      Signs and symptoms

      1. Itching

      2. Dry, scary skin

      3. Skin flashes

      4. Rashes

      5. Rashes which can extremely itch

      6. Skin Infections

      Home management

      1. Wear cotton and soft clothes

      2. Take luke warm water bath

      3. Apply moisturizer after bathing

      4. Avoid rough, scratchy and fitting clothes

      5. Use a humidifier in dry and cold weathered

      Home Remedies

      1. Apply coconut oil on the affected part

      2. Use aloe vera on the site

      3. Using apple cider vinegar

      It’s necessary to know the causes, symptoms and home managements of eczema since there is no cure for eczema, you can prevent it with home remedies, home management and lifestyle changes.

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