Eczema Symptoms: 13 Common Triggers of Childhood Eczema (aka Atopic Dermatitis) by Mei Marcie

Eczema Symptoms: 13 Common Triggers of Childhood Eczema (aka Atopic Dermatitis)

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, affects about 20 percent of children, and symptoms usually occur before the age of 5. 

  • For children, house dust mites are a common allergen and other environmental triggers include mold, pet dander and pollen. 
  • In younger children, food such as cow’s milk, eggs and peanuts are the more common allergens. 
  • Other substances such as soap, detergents, rough wool clothing, fever/flu, sweat and stress can also trigger the rash. 

Allergy testing, though not foolproof, can help parents manage the child’s eczema better.

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Mei Marcie
Thanks for sharing this - eczema is a topic that I'm very passionate about - 5 years on raising awareness and interviewing experts all around the world on

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