Last Updated on July 30, 2022 by Nurse Vicky
What Causes Eczema in the Body?
The exact cause of eczema is not known to doctors, and there is no single cause for it.
However, many factors appear to influence the development of eczema. Some factors include genetics, environmental factors, and stress.
This article will discuss the role of each in the development of eczema. In addition, we will look at the role of certain foods and environmental factors.
Researchers are trying to figure out how genetics cause eczema in humans. These genes carry instructions for making proteins and every person has two copies of each gene.
When a gene is mutated, the body is less likely to produce the protein, which can lead to the symptoms of eczema.
Some of the most common mutations are found in the CARD11 gene, which instructs immune cells to produce a protein called IL-18.
Another genetic factor that may increase the risk of eczema is an inherited condition.
People with dermatitis in the family have a higher chance of developing eczema.
In addition, allergies are known triggers for eczema, and the genes that cause it are inherited.
In some cases, mutations in the FLG gene are linked to allergic diseases, such as hay fever and asthma.
In addition to its genetic cause, environmental factors can cause eczema. For some people, it is caused by the combination of various chemicals and everyday household products.
These substances are irritants to the skin and may cause flare-ups of eczema.
This includes cigarette smoke, perfumes, and other chemical products.
Moreover, even natural liquids may irritate the skin if they are touched or inhaled.
These findings suggest that environmental factors may play a role in triggering eczema in Japanese children.
Further verification of this hypothesis may lead to a better knowledge of the causes of eczema and its prevention.
MF, KY, YA, and TI contributed equally to the study. They wrote the manuscript.
They also contributed to the study by analyzing data and writing the manuscript.
If you are a person suffering from eczema, you may want to understand how stress affects your body.
You may be surprised to learn that even just one night of lack of sleep can increase inflammation.
Thankfully, you can treat this problem and have a good night’s rest. However, it may be more difficult to find ways to relax when you are experiencing itchy skin.
If this is the case, you should consult with a doctor to determine the best ways to treat your condition.
One of the best ways to reduce stress is to practice yoga. Yoga and meditation can help reduce stress in the body.
Meditation is another effective stress-reducing technique. It’s also important to get enough sleep, at least seven to eight hours a day, to function properly
. A comprehensive approach to treating eczema should include addressing the source of the stress.
The Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center LLC provides a holistic approach to treating the condition.
Certain foods may trigger or worsen eczema symptoms. Citrus fruits, such as oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit, are known to irritate the skin. Also, foods high in amines and sulfites, such as asparagus, broccoli, spinach, kale, and black beans, may aggravate symptoms.
To avoid the worsening effects of these foods, cut down on your intake of these foods. Eat foods rich in antioxidants and zinc.
Omega-3 fatty acids are helpful in decreasing inflammation. Red cabbage is an alkaline food and is an anti-inflammatory.
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and can be sprinkled on meat and vegetables. Try consuming turmeric mixed with black pepper to increase its bioavailability.
However, beware of red meat, as it contains high levels of irritants. While common foods may trigger eczema, not all people will have the same reaction.
Therefore, understanding your body’s reaction to common foods is crucial.
Wheat is a common culprit for some people. While wheat is widely consumed, most children outgrow this allergy by the time they reach puberty.
Symptoms may begin within two hours of consumption. Likewise, sugar causes inflammation and may contribute to eczema.