Causes of Eczema


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Triggers list for Eczema: The list of triggers mentioned in source as possible causal factors for Eczema includes:

  • Bathing without moisturizing
  • Sweating
  • Chilling
  • Bacterial skin infections
  • Viral skin infections
  • Cold sores (herpes simplex)
  • Fungal skin infection
  • Ringworm
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Substances - Various substances can possibly trigger or worsen an attack. Different people respond to different items. The exact relationship between eczema and allergens is unclear.
    • Allergens
    • Certain chemicals
    • Wool
    • Synthetic fibers
    • Soaps
    • Detergents
    • Perfumes
    • Cosmetics
    • Chlorine
    • Mineral oil
    • Solvents
    • Dust
    • Sand
    • Cigarette smoke
    • Acid
    • Cleaning agents
    • Poison ivy
    • Certain preservatives in creams and lotions
    • Certain foods - unclear if foods are triggers.
    • Dust mites
    • Pollens
    • Molds
    • Animal dander

Underlying condition causes of Eczema: The list of possible underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Eczema) mentioned in various sources as possible causes of Eczema includes:

Eczema as a complication: Other conditions that might have Eczema as a complication might be potential underlying causes of Eczema. The list of conditions listing Eczema as a complication in our database includes:

Eczema as a symptom: Conditions listing Eczema as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Eczema. The list of conditions listing Eczema as a symptom in our database includes:

Causes of Eczema: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Eczema:

Related information for causes of Eczema: Further relevant information on causes of Eczema may be found in the risk factors for Eczema and underlying causes of Eczema.
Last revision: April 10, 2003

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