Nothing is worse than seeing your child itching miserably instead of enjoying the springtime weather outside. Eczema is a common and frustrating skin condition for many children. However, when environmental allergies are high, such as pollen, mold, dust mites or ragweed, eczema symptoms can go into overdrive. In fact, there is a very significant connection between chronic eczema and springtime allergies.
Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that puts the body in nearly a constant state of immune response. This may cause a child to become overly sensitive to additional threatening allergens. In Georgia, we are still experiencing high levels of springtime allergies, including those that result from pollen and spores. While some kids may have a runny nose or itchy eyes, eczema suffers may see a dramatic flare up in their skin condition. Patches of eczema may become larger, more irritating and harder to control. (more…)