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What activities and environments trigger eczema?

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Actions and environments that cause the skin to dry out or become otherwise sensitive can trigger flare-ups. Some examples include: �Prolonged exposure to water

�Being too hot or too cold

�Sweating and then becoming chilled

�Taking baths or showers that are too hot or last too long

�Not using a skin lubricant after a bath

�Low humidity in the winter

�Living in a climate that is dry year-round

From: Eczema Causes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

MedicineNet.com: "Eczema."

KidsHealth.org: "Eczema."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Atopic Dermatitis?"

American Academy of Dermatology: "Atopic dermatitis: Who gets and causes."

MedlinePlus: "Atopic eczema."

American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 22, 2017

SOURCES:

MedicineNet.com: "Eczema."

KidsHealth.org: "Eczema."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Atopic Dermatitis?"

American Academy of Dermatology: "Atopic dermatitis: Who gets and causes."

MedlinePlus: "Atopic eczema."

American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 22, 2017

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