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I stick by my understanding that Eczema is an allergic response. You just haven't discovered the trigger yet. It is the body's way of trying to expel or 'peel off' the allergen from the skin...
In english, they call it 'Atopic disease'...
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Many people with eczema develop allergies, but in some cases they never do and in some cases it takes a long time before the allergies can be detected and the eczema can be gone by the time the allergies show up. I had bad eczema as a baby/toddler, but no allergies. As a teen I tested positive to many allergens (dust, pollen, cats and do forth), but by then I had no more eczema. It only came back when I lived in the UK and in Paris, probably due to the water and bad cosmetic choices.
My father had eczema as a toddler, but it went away as he grew up and he never developed any allergies.
Since our paediatrician is also an allergy specialist, I trust her when she says the Troll isn't allergic to anything. Yet. But he gets tested every second year as she considers him "at risk".
What really difficult with eczema is that the best treatment will vary for each kid. While one person here says her kid got much better while in Greece, our son's skin got much worse as soon as he got clammy. Most don't tolerate wool at all, ours doesn't tolerate polyester but is ok with most wool (unless he already has a rash). Some tolerate cosmetics with mineral oils and some don't. Some react to food and some don't.
Hence it drives parents nuts.
Our son's eczema didn't get worse here, it actually got much better although we can't say if it's the weather (definitely less clammy than Western Norway) or him growing out of it. But we are extra careful in the summer, making sure he only wears natural fiber, cool him down during the day, trying to avoid sweating at night (not so easy this summer) and keeping to natural sunscreens.