Eczema and Allergy
Scientists are still studying the link between allergies and atopic dermatitis. Studies have shown that there is a positive correlation between parents with atopic dermatitis and seasonal allergies, and their children. Children of parents with atopic dermatitis are more likely to have atopic dermatitis than other children.
While most types of atopic dermatitis are not allergic reactions, the disease can respond to allergic reactions. For example, someone with atopic dermatitis who is also allergic to pollen, may notice an eczema-related reaction in addition to his/her pollen allergy.
Other connections to allergies
In addition to the links mentioned above, patients with atopic dermatitis are more likely to have food allergies. Some common food allergies include:
If you notice a link between your atopic dermatitis and your allergies, you should do your best to avoid allergens. By avoiding your allergy triggers and documenting when flareups occur, you can limit the frequency of future cases of atopic dermatitis.