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Doctor insights on: Eczema Caused By Detergent

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Can my detergent give my family eczema?

Can my detergent give my family eczema?

And technically yes: If the family did not have eczema before and you have recently developed the eczematoid rash, then there is a possibility for a detergent to cause this. Some detergents contain stain fighting enzymes as additives. These are active proteins that can cause itching as they breakdown your body oils. By definition eczema is: an itch that rashes. So, if it makes you itch, it can give you eczema. ...Read more

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Are there laundry detergents for eczema?

Are there laundry detergents for eczema?

Fragrance/Dye Free: Many laundry detergent can be found that are hypoallergenic. These must be fragrance free and dye free to be classified as hypoallergenic. This is a great place to begin. These would include "all free", "cheer free", "tide free", and dreft. Try one of these first. ...Read more

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What would be one of the best laundry detergents for eczema?

What would be one of the best laundry detergents for eczema?

Dye/fragrance free: It is best to use detergents that are dye and fragrance free as these often irritate eczema and other skin conditions. Also avoid fabric softeners, especially dryer strips as they can also aggravate eczema. ...Read more

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Can ameia cause eczema?

Can ameia cause eczema?

Not by itself: If you mean "anemia" as a cause of eczema, the answer would be not primarily but perhaps secondarily. It would depend on the cause of the anemia. If there is an antigen involved like a drug or infection, the body could react to those proteins. You should have this evaluated by your internist and dermatologist. ...Read more

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Which foods can cause eczema?

Many: Many foods may aggravate eczema but not cause it. Food testing with either a blood panel or scratch testing could possibly help identify trigger foods. Allergenic foods include peanut, chocolate, strawberry, seafood, corn, milk, citrus, and soy. ...Read more

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What causes atopic eczema?

What causes atopic eczema?

Moisture loss: The basic problem in eczema is loss of the normal moisture from the skin causing dry skin. Dry skin itches. Scratching the dry skin (or rubbing it on bedding) causes rash. Therefore eczema has been described as "the itch that rashes." people with eczema are sometimes missing some barrier proteins that prevent moisture loss. 1/3 of eczema may have food allergy triggers, but 2/3 will not. ...Read more

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Can eczema cause depigmentation?

Yes: Eczema can cause lightening or darkening of the skin as it resolves, depending on your skin tone. True depigmentation of the skin as in vitiligo does not typically result from eczema, although there is an inflammatory type of eczema that result in rapid depigmentation of affected skin. Please see your dermatologist for appropriate diagnosis and management.. ...Read more

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What causes eczema or dermatitis?

What causes eczema or dermatitis?

Genetics allergies: People inherit the tendency toward allergic conditions as eczema. You have dry sensitive skin which loses water . Barrier creams such as eletone and hylatopic can be helpful in treating the condition. ...Read more

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What are the cause and remedy of eczema?

What are the cause and remedy of eczema?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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