The eczema-allergy connection
Eczema is a general term for inflammation or irritation of the skin, and it’s one of the most common allergy-related conditions we see in the clinic.
The most prevalent type of eczema is atopic eczema (or atopic dermatitis), a chronic skin condition that’s inherited and usually results in itchy, red, swollen, and cracked skin.
The link between eczema and allergies
People who suffer from atopic eczema may be predisposed to developing other allergic conditions such as asthma and hay fever (also referred to as the atopic ‘triad’ of symptoms). Usually, eczema presents first, in the early stages of childhood, and asthma and hay fever develop later on. However, for some, eczema symptoms may start later in life, often triggered by a stressful event or illness.
The relationship between these three allergic conditions is a little complicated, but research has found some interesting links:
In cases where eczema symptoms appeared at birth or shortly after introducing solids, food is often the major trigger. Watch out for:
Eczema symptoms may also be triggered by airborne substances, especially when other respiratory symptoms - such as hay fever or asthma - are present. Common airborne triggers include:
Because of the eczema-allergy connection, it makes sense to avoid allergy triggers to help manage the symptoms. Although, when multiple food and airborne triggers are present, avoiding all triggers can become almost impossible.
Our natural eczema treatment, Positive Association Technique (PAT), provides another option to help manage eczema-related symptoms, by minimising the reactions to those triggers.
Do you suffer from eczema? Discover our natural allergy treatment!
Positive Association Technique (PAT) is a natural allergy treatment that is completely pain-free and non invasive.
PAT is a non-invasive, holistic therapy, which:
Some cases can be complex, so our naturopaths may also recommend supplements, herbs, and lifestyle advice to help you achieve the best long-term results.
This blog is intended as general information only. PAT cannot diagnose or cure allergies – it is intended to decrease reactions and help manage symptoms. It is not intended to raise unrealistic expectations. If symptoms persist, consult your GP.