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What triggers eczema?

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Eczema is often brought on by things that irritate your skin, like:

  • Soaps
  • Detergents
  • Disinfectants
  • Juices from produce or meats

SOURCES:

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

CDC: "Psoriasis."

National Eczema Association: "Eczema," "Symptoms of Eczema," "Causes & Triggers," "Treatment."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "About Psoriasis," "Life with Psoriasis," "Causes and Known Triggers," "Psoriasis Treatments."

O'Neill, J. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, April 2011.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 15, 2020

SOURCES:

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

CDC: "Psoriasis."

National Eczema Association: "Eczema," "Symptoms of Eczema," "Causes & Triggers," "Treatment."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "About Psoriasis," "Life with Psoriasis," "Causes and Known Triggers," "Psoriasis Treatments."

O'Neill, J. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, April 2011.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 15, 2020

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