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What causes atopic eczema?

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The cause of atopic eczema is not known, but the condition often affects people with a family history of allergies. Many individuals with eczema also have hay fever and/or asthma or have family members with those conditions.

Some factors can trigger a flare-up of eczema or make eczema worse, but they do not cause the condition. Eczema triggers include stress, skin irritants (including soaps, skin care products, or some fabrics), allergens, and climate/environment.

From: Common Skin Rashes WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology. 

Australasian College of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

SOURCES:  

American Academy of Dermatology. 

Australasian College of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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