About triggers

Establishing a good skin care routine is essential, but you will also benefit from identifying and avoiding things (there may be several) that trigger an eczema flare. Unfortunately, there is currently little clinical evidence to confirm which of the commonly suspected triggers really do produce flares.

Nevertheless, the experiences of people with eczema and the clinical observations of dermatology doctors and nurses point to a number of possible culprits. If the neck or face are affected, consider airborne allergens such as house-dust mite, pollen, perfume, chemicals, etc.

Have a look at the pages on the left hand side to find out more about different triggers and factors that can affect eczema, and how to manage or minimise your exposure to them.