Eczema Cure Step 2: Knowing the causes of eczema

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself,you will succumb in every battle”

― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

It goes without saying that if we are waging a war against chronic eczema that is plaguing your child, loved ones or even on your very own body, it is paramount to know what causes eczema to flare up, how to control aggravating factors and taking positive remedial actions to break the downward spiral of pain and suffering.

Common Causes Eczema

While thecauses of Eczemaare not completely identified.The possible factors are:

  • Genetic make up
  • Victim’s response to irritants
  • Environment and climate
  • Weak skin barriers

The following are substances and situations that may cause eczema flare-ups. The reactions may differ from person to person.

  1. Detergents, soaps and other cleansing products

Some of the above removes the skin’s natural moisture thus makes the skin dry and sensitive.

Remedy include using biodegradable, fragrance-free laundry detergents that contains no petrochemicals


  1. Clothing

Always wash new clothes prior to wearing them to remove chemical residue.

Cashmere, wool and synthetic fabrics causes skin irritation when in contact with sensitiveskin. Buy materials made of cotton and silk and avoid wearing tight clothing that rubs against the skin too much.


  1. Stress

Stress may cause eczema to worsen eg. intensifying the scratching


  1. Temperature

Extremely hot humid or cold dry weather causes the condition to exacerbate. Excessive or in some cases, even normal perspiration can cause eczema flare ups in some sufferers of eczema.


  1. House dust mites

Commonly found in the house, likematresses, bed stuffings, pillows, stuffed toys causes eczema to worsen when in contact with the skin.


  1. Pets

Animal dander, hair and saliva may cause an allergic reaction and eczema flare up.


  1. Food

There are certain foods that triggers allergic reactions. Common foods are eggs, nuts, milk, wheat etc.


Though the above list is not comprehensive, it serves as a handle on what to look out for as a start. Finally, experiment and study your own situations and conditions whereby you experience a flare up or relieve.It is important to know that the discomfort of eczema can be alleviated.


Hopefully, you find a combination of natural productsand procedures that will put you on the road to a lasting eczema cure!