We have a dedicated team at Thomson Specialist Skin Centre who understands about the condition of eczema and the best course of eczema treatment. If you are suffering from eczema, be rest assured knowing that our team will address your medical concerns about eczema and take the best care of you.
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema. Atopic refers to a group of diseases with an often inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever.
What triggers eczema?
The causes of eczema are unknown. Eczema could be inherited from you family members, who may have eczema as well. It’s crucial to know what triggers eczema, so you can take the necessary precautions to avoid triggers that may worsen your eczema. Eczema can be triggered by the following: irritants, microbes, allergens, stress, or food.
Irritants could be things that you use, which can worsen your symptoms. Some of the irritants includes:
- Soaps, shampoos, detergents
- Contact with juices from fresh fruits, meats, vegetables
If your genes make you more likely to develop atopic eczema, the condition will develop after you are exposed to certain environmental factors, such as allergens.
Allergens are substances that can cause the body to react abnormally. This is known as an allergic reaction. Some of the most common allergens that can be causes of eczema include:
- House dust mites
Some types of microbe can be triggers of eczema:
- Certain bacteria like Staphylococcusaureus
- Certain Fungi
Atopic eczema can sometimes be caused by food allergens, especially before the age of one. Some studies of children and young people with atopic eczema found that one-third to nearly two-thirds also had a food allergy. Food allergies associated with eczema causes are typically:
- Dairy products
- Nuts and seeds
- Soy products
Stress is known to be associated with eczema but it is not fully understood how it affects the condition. Some people with eczema have worse symptoms when they are stressed. For others their eczema symptoms cause them to feel stressed.
If your symptoms get worse and you have no idea who to turn to, you can visit our centre for eczema treatment. We provide effective eczema treatment services in Singapore.