Eczema can be caused by a lot of different factors. Each one has a different and adverse effect, which generally leads to itchy and very uncomfortable skin. If you or your infant has caught a sudden case of itchy skin or rash, then it is possible that eczema has formed. It is very likely that your eczema could possibly be triggered by a numerous amount of allergies. Below are a list of allergies that can typically trigger eczema, and lead to terribly itchy skin.
Food allergies can exacerbating eczema — especially in infants. In infants, milk tends to be the main culprit for getting eczema. Soy, and even better, almond milk are better alternatives for infants suffering from eczema. The other main culprit as far as food goes is gluten. The main foods that contain gluten are wheat — which can be found in most foods you buy. Other foods that contain gluten include oats, barely, and rye. Excluded these from your diets for at least five weeks, and slowly introduce — if you want to of course — each on a weekly basis.
Certain chemicals in soaps and detergents have been know to cause eczema flare-ups. If you recently bought a new detergent or skin product, and you suddenly developed eczema, then you make want to avoid using it and see if your eczema gets better. Also if your family has a history of asthma, then it is possible that you contracted your eczema genetically.
Including Pets. Pollen and other common pores have been known to trigger eczema. Pet dander, dust mites, and stress are also known factors for eczema. Although pet dander and pores have been known to exacerbate eczema, it is usually actually caused by a food allergen, a family history of it, or asthma.