ChildhoodEczema most often develops when we are children. Approximately 90% of people develop eczema before the age of five. Eczema often improves into adulthood; however, an estimated 50% of children who develop eczema have the condition for life.
GeneticsMost skin care professionals believe that eczema is a genetic defect of the skin that can be inherited by a family member. Parents, who suffer from allergic disorders including eczema, are at a higher risk of having children with eczema. However, it is still not fully understood how exactly eczema is passed on genetically.
TemperatureIn cold weather skin can become very dry and brittle and in extreme heat conditions people often produce high amounts of sweat that can aggravate the skin.
AllergiesPeople who suffer from allergies are also more susceptible to developing eczema. Some of the most common allergens that can cause eczema are:
• Plant pollen
• Pet dander
• Household dust mites
• Certain foods