most common ALLERGENS or IRRITANTS that cause eczema

Any articles out there on the most common ALLERGENS or IRRITANTS that cause eczema?   Noticing a huge correlation with asthma and eczema.  Wondering the parallel there


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  • K8sMom2002

    My pediatrician told us many years ago that eczema and allergies and asthma are part of the "allergy march," and that kids with eczema tend to be more at risk for asthma. He was right on the money when it came to our DD. 

    DD's eczema has improved over the years, but it does tend to flare when we have lots of environmental allergies. How about you? Do you see a difference with different triggers? Have you kept a journal to log your symptoms?

  • Marie E Natzke

    I notice when we have big weather changes and when we go from warm weather to cool cold weather my hands get bad.  I also notice a problem using drying soaps or hand sanitizers so I don't use them just make sure I wash my hands well and dry them all the way.

  • Shea

    Dander, dust, pollen, and molds trigger lung and skin issues for both my son and I. He has more skin issues than I and so I try to use non-irritating soaps for him for his baths– he hates lotions but sometimes I use excema non scented lotions for him. 

    I had these cucumber face wipes that made his excema on his face worse and he has oral allergy syndrome to cucumbers sometimes during ragweed season so i think that could be why– I avoid lotions and even all-natural things that have lots of ingredients in them or  that are related to our food allergies, environmental allergies, or oral allergy syndrome from the pollens some times of year. 

    And use sensitive skin scent-free laundry detergent.


  • Melissa G

    We use fragrance free laundry detergent and either california baby shampoo/conditioner or vanicream products for my youngest. 

  • K8sMom2002

    @Lemon Harris, did the articles Melissa linked to help? Do you have eczema yourself or care for someone else who does?

    Shea, that's something to think about with the cucumber wipes! Glad you made the connection!

    Marie, weather changes tend to make our DD's eczema and my sister's eczema flare as well. What do you find helps that? I've been discouraging hand sanitizers for DD, but it's hard during the winter when we're also on flu/cold patrol. 

  • Marie E Natzke


    unfortunately I can't use the same creams or soaps all the time I have to switch off.  So I use creams from SKINFIX, eucerin, Aveeno etc…anything that says for eczema and for soaps usually Dove soap but even then I have to switch which one.  Now Dove has a new line of soaps and creams called Dove Derma Series.  It's been helping. 

  • Melissa G

    Marie, have you ever used Vanicream? That is the only thing we can use on my youngest dd.