Itchy Skin? Watch Out for These 7 Surprising Culprits That Make Eczema Worse
Eczema is an enigma. I've spent the entirety of my life haphazardly slathering on thick body lotions, eliminating certain foods, and vacuuming my poor carpets to death, yet the itchy patches always resurface like an annoying ex that just won't quit. Apparently, I'm not alone, either—more than three million people suffer from inflammation and red itchy skin due to a number of factors. We all know the common culprits—scratchy fabrics, drying soaps, and fragrant skincare—but because triggers vary from person to person, it's impossible to pinpoint the exact reason for your flareup. To help identify what may be angering your sensitive skin, I rounded up some of the less common culprits that I've found to provoke my patches, and tapped some top dermatologists to explain why that may be the case. Here's what I learned.
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