Living with eczema can be an emotionally daunting experience! I know how that feels, I have mild eczema, so as my little 5 years old. Our skin basically lacks Filaggrin, a protein that helps our bodies maintain a healthy and strong skin protective barrier on the very top layer of the skin. Moisture can escape and bacteria, viruses and more can enter our skin easily. We both have very dry and infection-prone skin. Our skin can get more irritated by heat, cold, humidity or wind. The symptoms can worsen when the weather gets too hot or too cold!
During the winter months, humidity that provides moisture in the air decreases. The dry air often results in dry skin, which can worsen eczema. Hot temperatures can also aggravate eczema. The heat can stimulate that itchy, prickly feeling.