19 Dec Kristen Bell’s Eczema Trigger
Everyone has different eczema “triggers,” which don’t actually cause eczema but can make a flare-up look worse. RefinedMD works with eczema patients to pinpoint their triggers as well as customize plans and regimens to offer relief and more face-confidence. For Kristen Bell, sugar is one of her biggest eczema triggers. She recently talked with Tim Kash on The IMDB Show about her sugar allergy. Kash was curious about this, since on her IMDB page it says she “has dessert after every meal, even breakfast.”
Eczema Triggers – They Are Quite Common
Bell laughed and pointed out that while that was accurate when she was 35, that was well before she discovered sugar was a major eczema trigger for her. Realizing it was sugar that was causing all those flareups suddenly made having a sweet tooth a lot less appealing. Bell says she notices a breakout about 24 hours after having sugar. “When I eat a bowl of ice cream or something … I call them ‘the sugar shakes’ because … all night … I’m like trying to metabolize it out, or I’m itching and wake up and am like, ‘Oh, cool! A really sexy patch of eczema!”
Unfortunately, nobody is sure of what causes eczema. There is atopic dermatitis which is like an allergic reaction and is the most common type of eczema. However, skin irritation common in children is not an allergic reaction. The most widely-accepted theory is that eczema is caused by a number of factors including immune system disorder, genetics, the environment, and a defect in the skin barrier that lets germs in. Of course, activities (like eating sugar) can also cause an increase in skin sensitivity.
It’s known that eczema isn’t contagious and that it tends to run in families. Children with eczema are more likely to have other allergies as they age, as well as asthma. One odd factor is the mother’s age at birth. Women who give birth at an older age are more likely to have children with eczema. Plus, children in higher social classes, people who live in areas with high pollution, and those who live in colder areas are more likely to be diagnosed with eczema.
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Since there is no cure, taking a page from Bell and knowing your triggers is key. For eczema relief, contact RefinedMD today and get the help you deserve.