What is Eczema?
Eczema (aka atopic dermatitis) is a broad term that describes skin that is itchy, irritated, rough, dry, and/or inflamed. There are a variety of different types and stages of eczema and their symptoms can range from mild to severe. Eczema is extremely common, in fact, over 31 million Americans have some form of eczema.
Common Eczema Symptoms
Eczema symptoms can look different depending on the person. Some common symptoms to watch out for include:
- Skin sensitivity
- Rough, scaly patches of skin
- Oozing or crusting
- Inflammation and redness
Causes and Irritants
The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but research has shown that it results from a combination of genetics and environmental triggers. Researchers have found that people with eczema possess a gene mutation that disrupts the body’s ability to maintain a healthy protective skin barrier. This disruption to the skin barrier allows moisture to escape and enables bacteria to more easily enter the skin, which can worsen irritation.
People with eczema also often have a hyper-reactive immune system that can become triggered by external elements. These triggers result in inflammation, which is what produces red, itchy, rough, and irritated skin symptoms. Some eczema triggers can include:
- Fragrances, alcohols, and dyes (found in many skincare and cosmetic products)
- Hot water
- The sun/sweat/sunscreen
- Cigarette smoke
- Fabrics like wool or polyester
- Cocamidopropyl betaine, an ingredient used to thicken lotions and shampoos
- Food sensitivities (peanuts, milk, soy, wheat, fish, and eggs are common culprits)
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Medical News Today: Eczema - Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, and Types | National Eczema Association: What is Eczema? | WebMD: Top Eczema Triggers to Avoid | Healthline: What Causes Eczema to Flare Up - Stress, Triggers, and More