Eczema is sometime caused by an abnormal response to proteins that are a natural part of the body which the immune system usually ignores. However, for some reason, the immune system starts to attack these proteins, which causes inflammation.
Common triggers for eczema flare ups are:
- food intolerances
- chemicals found in cleaners and detergents
- rough, scratchy materials
- synthetic fabrics
- raised body temperature or sweating
- animal dander
What you can do to manage or alleviate eczema:
- it is essential to eliminate the foods that might be causing the skin to inflame. Top triggers are usually wheat, dairy, soy products, food colouring, ...
- remover trigger chemicals from your environment as much as possible (e.g. foaming agents like sodium lauryl sulphates or sodium laurethsulphate).
- detoxify your liver. You can do this by replacing all teas and coffees with dandelion root tea.
- To relieve the itching, take an oatmeal bath and use my new eczema cream