what are the main causes of eczema?

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What is Eczema? – It is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, red, itchy, cracked, and rough. Sometimes, blisters may also occur. The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis, which resembles an allergy. 


Types of eczema

The common symptoms for all types of eczema include:

·         Redness

·         Dry & scaly skin

·         Intense itching

There are seven different types of eczema such as:

1.      Atopic dermatitis

2.      Contact dermatitis

3.      Dyshidrotic eczema

4.      Hand eczema

5.      Neurodermatitis

6.      Nummular eczema

7.      Stasis dermatitis


Causes of eczema

Given below are the three most common culprits that cause eczema:

·         Genetics

It is an allergic condition that can be passed down from one generation to another. However, as soon as signs of eczema appear, watch out your daily intake and omit those foods that trigger the allergy. People with eczema might also have experienced bouts of hay fever or asthma. 


·         Common allergic triggers

Such foods include soybeans, peanuts, eggs, oats, chocolates, wheat, and dairy products such as cheese and milk. So, if you are allergic to any of these foods, get rid of them. Other factors like excessive sweating, certain chemicals stimulator an allergic reaction, emotional stress, and contact with detergents can result in eczema.


·         Deficiency of omega-3

Along with heredity factors and food additives, many people are lacking Omega-3 fatty acids. There are two types of EFAs, the Omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseed, walnuts, seafood, and rapeseeds and the Omega-6 fatty acids found in safflower, sunflower, and corn oil. Deficiency of Omega-3 causes to a host of degenerative diseases.


Interesting facts on eczema

 Here are some important facts about eczema.

·         Certain foods including nuts and dairy can stimulate symptoms.

·         It can also be caused by environmental factors like pollen and smoke.

·         It is not a contagious condition.

·         Treatment focuses on damaged skin and alleviating the symptoms.