Seasonal Eczema - lots of variables to consider
Eczema (a.k.a atopic dermatitis) is an inflammatory skin condition that affects around 20% of children and 10% of adults. Although eczema isn’t seasonal, it can sometimes worsens or improves during certain times of the year when the weather becomes warmer or colder.
Is eczema seasonal, is quite a complex one with many variables at play. Ultimately, the condition can worsen during any type of temperature and weather fluctuations depending on the person.
Eczema Doesn't Follow Seasonal Patterns
For some, their child’s eczema worsens when it’s warm, with others having problems when the temperature drops. Unlike seasonal hayfever, which ONLY tends to occur during certain times (typically March-May), the timing of eczema flares up depends on the individual.
Here we provide some clarity on the subject, highlighting the influencing factors behind eczema flare-ups when they happen. It’s natural to assume that eczema is seasonal, but upon closer inspection, it’s not quite as simple as that.
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Summertime Eczema Triggers
During the spring and summer, when the temperature rises, there are a variety of reasons why a child’s eczema might flare up. However, this is not an indication of the existence of seasonal eczema , rather evidence that a child’s eczema is affected by temperature changes or pollen.
Marked changes in warmth can cause skin irritation, as hot temperatures result in a reduction in air moisture levels. This dries out the skin, leading to itchiness and irritation, meaning that summer can have a significantly exacerbating effect on atopic dermatitis.
Air-conditioning & Irritating Sunscreens
Other summer triggers of eczema include the use of unsuitable irritating sunscreens, as certain types are known to irritate eczema-prone skin. The need to continuously run air conditioning during hot weather can also add to the problem due to drying out the air.
The inability of eczema-prone skin to sweat and thereby reduce its temperature in hot weather means that summer presents a problem to children and adults suffering from the problem. The key to resolving eczema that worsens in summer is to restore this self-regulation capability.
Wintertime Eczema Triggers
When the temperature drops during autumn and winter, it again presents an issue to eczema-prone skin. Cold temperatures also lead to a reduction in air moisture, which again can result in dry, itchy skin.
Another contributing factor is the way people frequently move outside into the cold from their warm houses and vice versa. The skin’s subdermal receptors become dormant below areas of eczema, meaning that these damaged areas do not contribute to the temperature change required to keep the body warm, resulting in flare-ups.
Home Heating Eczema Flare ups
There are also some good natural solutions for eczema, at least for the indirect alleviation of symptoms. Certain food groups are known to trigger eczema, with cow’s milk, wheat, soya, peanuts and eggs listed among the offending items that can result in flare-ups. Studies show that 1 in 3 eczema sufferers can gain relief in this way.
Again, however, the use cases are quite narrow. 66% of children will not gain any benefit in relation to their eczema and restricting their intake in this way may affect their development. Again, this is not even close to representing a permanent solution for eczema .
HappySkin Eczema Clothing- Proven to Restore Healthy Skin Function
While it may flare up at different times for different people, eczema is not actually seasonal. In reality, it’s much more to do with the person in question and what triggers their individual flare-ups.
The key to recovery for your child’s eczema is helping their skin to once again self-regulate temperature through sweating when it’s warm and holding onto moisture during colder weather. HappySkin garments are proven to restore this ability.
Super-Soft TENCEL/Cotton Clothing
HappySkin baby / child clothing is coated with innovative DreamSkin® technology proven to restore the skin’s ability to regulate its moisture and, in turn, its temperature. Manufactured from super-soft TENCEL/cotton and worn as underclothes, they allow the skin to heal itself.
By reactivating the skin’s subdermal receptors that control moisture, it once again has the ability to react to the ambient temperature. With healthy function restored, the skin has what it needs to slowly return to full health.
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SKIN EXPERT CONSULTATION
Eczema is a long-term thing which causes the skin to become dry, red, itchy, and cracked. It is quite common in children and there could be a chance that it improves over time.
The most common form of eczema is atopic eczema, which can affect any part of the body but is often found inside the elbows, knees, on the neck, hands, cheeks, and scalp.
If traditional medication is not working or you need just need some advice on how to get the best out of your HappySkin garments, please arrange an appointment with one of our skin experts, who will explain just how the skin works and how to treat their eczema flare up by dealing with the root cause of the problem rather than treating the symptoms.
Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions to ensure you get the maximum benefit from the consultation.
Questions for consultation
- How old is your child
- Where is the eczema located
- What medication are you currently using?
- Have you started using HappySkin yet?
- Do you know what causes your child’s eczema to flare up?
Cost for consultation for new customers is just £10 and is fully redeemable against your next HappySkin purchase.
*Existing HappySkin customers have free and unlimited access to our skin experts*
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