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Eczema Caused By Detergent
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions prominent symptoms include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more
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
Eczema: The exact causes of eczema are unknown. You might have inherited a tendency for eczema. You may have a family member who has eczema . There are many triggers of eczema that can make it flare or get worse. Irritants-Soaps and detergents, Shampoos, dish-washing liquids Disinfectants like chlorine Contact with juices from fresh fruits, meats, vegetables Allergens-House dust mites Pets (cats > dogs) Pollens (seasonal) Molds Dandruff ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of possibilitie: Contact dermatitis comes in 2 forms, allergic (like poison ivy), and irritant (like "dish-pan hands"). There are hundreds of chemicals that are known to cause allergic reactions when the come in to contact with the skin, and patch testing can help determine which one you may be reacting to. Any chemical that dries or irritates the skin (soap, detergents, solvents) can cause irritant dermatitis. ...Read more
3 month old scratches head severely despite keeping nails trimmed. He has eczema. Is this the cause and how can I treat scratches and prevent it?
My daughter has eczema and is very worried that her eczema is caused by polyester. Is it possible to be allergic to polyester? She has ocd/anxiety.
Natural fibers: Fabrics made from natural fibers such as cotton or silk are preferred for people with eczema. Polyester is likely more of an irritant than an allergen, but anything is possible. Avoiding synthetic fibers, fragranced detergents/body washes and excessive bathing combined with liberal use of hypoallergenic moisturizers may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Born with tendency.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma;someone with eczema has skin that's overly sensitive to dryness and irritation. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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