Causes of Eczema
Eczema is a skin condition that can affect people of any age worldwide. Eczema can surface anywhere on the body and face. It generally appears as raised bumpy, reddened skin that is characteristically very itchy. There are no exact or definite causes of eczema, and the triggers of eczema can be different for each individual. For many it can be linked to genetic weakness, environmental quality and food and lifestyle choices, and for others it can be a mystery. What is known is that the eczema itch is uncomfortable, aggravating, frustrating, unpleasant, tiring (as many nights are regularly spent itching) and often times agonizing.
“This is the main reason we developed the online eczema monitoring tool, to find out what each individuals eczema triggers are. Then these triggers can be avoided or managed to help prevent and heal eczema naturally”
Caroline, author of Heal Eczema Naturally; an Eczema free mum with one eczema free son and a young daughter whose eczema is managed with food and lifestyle choices.
Anyone with eczema knows that the eczema itch is very hard to ignore. It begs your fingers to itch, scratch or rub the affected area. The urge to itch is often stronger than a logical mind, which knows in theory that it is not good practice to scratch any skin surface for a prolonged period of time. However once you allow the itching to start it becomes instantly addictive. Your body demands for your hands (or feet or object) to itch your skin more and more and more, even if your skin is bleeding. It is not until the itching episode is finally over, which can take hours, that you start to feel the painful effects of your itch-a-thon, and your skin has the difficult job of not only repairing the eczema but also the torn skin.
Our online eczema monitoring tool can help you find out what is causing your eczema flare ups to calm the itching, and allow your skin to repair and regenerate.