7 Causes & Triggers of Eczema in Children to Be Aware of ...

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The causes of eczema in children are primarily genetics-related and are congruent with asthma and hay fever, although many children do not end up having asthma if they have eczema. I'm sure most of you know someone, perhaps even yourself or a close relative, who suffers from eczema. Eczema is an itchy skin condition that affects people of all ages, however it's most common in babies and young children. The location of itchy patches vary with a person's age and the severity of eczema depends on the management of flare-ups. Flare-ups are caused by certain triggers that irritate the skin and make the condition worse. Eczema cannot be cured but it can be managed! Here are some common triggers of eczema in children that are easily managed with some diligence!

1. Scented Detergents

I've definitely noticed that one of the triggers of eczema in children, particularly my own son, is harsh, scented laundry detergents. Anything that is labeled as having "fragrance" means loads of chemicals and additives that simply irritate eczema-prone skin. It's best to stick to an unscented, hypoallergenic laundry soap to protect your child's delicate skin from itchy eczema flare-ups. Better yet, make your own soap with borax or baking soda and an organic natural soap, such as Dr. Bronner's Castile soap.

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