It’s no coincidence that when I’m stressed, my eczema gets worse.
Moving apartments, starting a new job, exams: All these events are usually accompanied by flare-ups.
Anecdotal evidence on the link between stress and eczema has existed for a long time, but there’s been limited scientific evidence to support it. In recent years, researchers have begun studying the impact of stress on eczema in more detail.
The result? Scientists are realizing that the problem is more than skin deep. Stress, diet, and environment can all play a part in the appearance and severity of eczema.
But it’s really difficult to eliminate stress completely. Still, there are some steps I’ve learned to help me cope and reduce the impact that stress has on my body.