Common Eczema Symptoms and Triggers

Common Eczema Symptoms & Triggers

Common Eczema Symptoms


What does eczema look like?


  • Dry, sensitive skin
  • Red, inflamed skin
  • Dark colored patches
  • Itchy rash - difficult to detect in infants, but sleeping disorders are an indication
  • Rough, scaly and thickened skin
  • Oozing eczema patches
  • Scabs form on the patches

Most Common Eczema Triggers


Irritating products:


  • Fragrances, soaps, laundry detergents
  • Home cleaning products
  • Irritating clothing: wool, synthetic fabrics, etc.

Environmental factors:


  • Dust, dust mites and pollens, which are naturally present in the air
  • Tobacco and pollution
  • Changes in temperature
  • Heat & sweat
  • Very dry air

Lifestyle factors:


  • Pets
  • Emotional stress
  • Food allergies
  • Teething
  • Changes in hormone levels