What causes Eczema?
The causes of eczema are most of the time multifactorial and involve internal and external causes. The correct diagnosis of the type of eczema allows the exploration of both internal and external factors that trigger or aggravate the appearance of eczema.
Intestine and Eczema
The state of the intestine and eczema are often closely related. Inflammation of the gut, digestive problems, and an imbalanced intestinal flora are frequently associated with the appearance of eczema.
Lungs and Eczema
Lungs and eczema have a correlation, since insufficient oxygenation in the body can lead the skin to develop areas with eczema.
Allergies and Eczema
The connection between allergies and eczema originates from the fact that allergies can affect the correct breathing and therefore cause or aggravate eczema in the skin. Allergic reactions can also be behind skin eczemas. Such reactions can be caused by food, preservatives, synthetic perfumes and skincare, metals, gums, and other substances.
Emotional stress and Eczema
Often emotional stress and eczema are connected, since the stress caused by our emotions can alter our respiration and therefore have a negative effect on our lungs and skin. It is very important to frequently breathe fresh, pure air in nature and to integrate relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga into our daily routine. These practices can help us to improve our emotional stress management and relax our nervous system.
Nutrition and Eczema
Nutrition has an important influence on eczema. We recommend a balanced diet rich in Omega 3 and a reduced amount of Omega 6 fatty acids. Quail eggs are excellent for the lungs and skin thanks to their beneficial nutrients. Food intolerances and a deficiency of minerals and vitamins can also favor the appearance of eczemas.
Vitamin D and Eczema
Vitamin D and eczema can be connected, in case of a vitamin deficiency. It is essential to regularly control the vitamin D levels with a blood test and to correct a deficiency following medical advice.
Diseases and Eczema
Diseases can cause the appearance of eczema on the skin, for example, diabetes and diseases related to the liver or kidneys. A low immune system can also favor the appearance of eczema. Infections such as the flu that have not been adequately cured can leave long-term effects that have a negative impact on the skin condition eczema.
Hormones and Eczema
Hormones and eczema are also closely linked. Hormonal changes often have a negative effect on the skin and can aggravate skin with eczema.
Aggressive Cleansing Products and Eczema
The use of cleansers with soap or synthetic detergents (syndets) can aggravate the skin with eczema. This type of aggressive skincare products can trigger the appearance of eczema. Excessive washing and use of soap and syndets of both hands and body can eliminate the protective hydrolipidic layer of the skin and make it more prone to developing eczema.
Eczema and Chemical Skincare
Chemical skincare that contains synthetic or chemically modified ingredients can irritate the skin barrier and cause skin allergies. We recommend using only skincare products that contain food-grade (edible) ingredients and do not affect the skin’s microbiome.