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What are some irritants that could trigger eczema rashes, and how can a doctor help?

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Products you use every day may bother your skin. Soap, cleansers, body wash, laundry detergent, lotions, or even some foods you touch can trigger eczema rashes.

Tips: Talk to your doctor to pinpoint what may irritate your skin. She can test how your skin reacts to certain products. Keep track of anything you use that seems to trigger a flare after you touch it. Choose soaps, cleansers, or laundry detergent without added perfumes or dyes. These are common eczema triggers.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: Atopic dermatitis (eczema): “Alternative medicine,” “Causes,” “Lifestyle and home remedies,” “Risk factors,” “Treatments and drugs.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Different kinds of eczema,” “What is eczema.”

National Eczema Society: “Topical Steroids,” “What is Eczema?”

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

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Antihistamines,” “Eczema.”

National Eczema Association: “Itching for relief.”

British Journal of Dermatology : “The effect of environmental tobacco smoke on eczema and allergic sensitization in children.”

FDA: “FDA approves new eczema drug .”  Dupixent

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 22, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: Atopic dermatitis (eczema): “Alternative medicine,” “Causes,” “Lifestyle and home remedies,” “Risk factors,” “Treatments and drugs.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Different kinds of eczema,” “What is eczema.”

National Eczema Society: “Topical Steroids,” “What is Eczema?”

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

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Antihistamines,” “Eczema.”

National Eczema Association: “Itching for relief.”

British Journal of Dermatology : “The effect of environmental tobacco smoke on eczema and allergic sensitization in children.”

FDA: “FDA approves new eczema drug .”  Dupixent

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 22, 2017

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