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Why does warm weather aggravate eczema?
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Dr. Janesta Noland
Pediatrics
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In brief: Heat
Heat will often make eczema worse - it causes release of histamine from cells in the skin and histamine causes itching.
Interestingly, humidity (which frequently comes along with warm weather) often makes eczema better. That said, every baby has his own triggers and sensitivities that exacerbate or improve eczema.

In brief: Heat
Heat will often make eczema worse - it causes release of histamine from cells in the skin and histamine causes itching.
Interestingly, humidity (which frequently comes along with warm weather) often makes eczema better. That said, every baby has his own triggers and sensitivities that exacerbate or improve eczema.
Dr. Janesta Noland
Dr. Janesta Noland
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
In brief: Sweating
Sweating is a common cause for aggravating eczema in the summer. In addition some sunscreens can make eczema worse as can sun exposure itself in some children.
Finally chemicals that are in swimming pools also can irritate skin is sensitive children. For older children, pollen exposure during summer months may increase allergic symptoms including eczema.

In brief: Sweating
Sweating is a common cause for aggravating eczema in the summer. In addition some sunscreens can make eczema worse as can sun exposure itself in some children.
Finally chemicals that are in swimming pools also can irritate skin is sensitive children. For older children, pollen exposure during summer months may increase allergic symptoms including eczema.
Dr. Arthur Torre
Dr. Arthur Torre
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In brief: Sweat, mostly.
Irritation by sweat is the most likely mechanism. Sensitivity to seasonal fruits or vegetables, or warm-weather topicals (such as sunblocks) may also be responsible.

In brief: Sweat, mostly.
Irritation by sweat is the most likely mechanism. Sensitivity to seasonal fruits or vegetables, or warm-weather topicals (such as sunblocks) may also be responsible.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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