Watch Out For These Common Triggers of Atopic Dermatitis

Here are some everyday things that can trigger allergies or an eczema flare or make them worse:

Allergens:

  • Pollen
  • Pet Dander
  • Mold
  • Dust mites

Physical:

  • Stress
  • Sweat
  • Hormones
  • Infection
  • Excessive stratching or rubbing of the skin

Climate

  • Cold, dry weather
  • Long, hot baths or showers
  • Low humidity

Irritants

  • Metals in particular, nickel
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Soaps and household cleaners
  • Fragrances
  • Certain fabrics such as wool and polyester
  • Antibacterial ointment like neomycin and bacitracin
  • Formaldehyde, which is found in household disinfectants, some vaccines, glues and       adhesives
  • Isothiazolinones, an antibacterial that is found in personal care products like baby wipes
  • Cocamidopropyl betaine used to thicken shampoos and lotions
  • Paraphenylene- diamine, which is used in leather dyes and temporary tattoos, among other

Please understand that atopic dermatitis is more than just an allergic skin condition.  Even if you avoid all the above known triggers, you will not be able to prevent or adequately control it with these measures alone.  Effective treatment strategies are available that can help you regain control over your AD. The Aron Regimen is an easy to use, safe, and economical treatment strategy that has helped thousands of patients overcome the misery of atopic dermatitis.  If interested, please visit us at www.EczemaSpecialist.com to learn more about how we can help you find freedom from your eczema.

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