Sneaky Little Itches

Everyone gets a little itch here and there. It's normal and is often not related to eczema. But be careful, my eczema peeps, because any spot you scratch repeatedly can become a new eczema spot! 

I was recently wearing an article of clothing that was irritating me a little, so I was scratching a bit while it was on my body. It wasn't an allergic reaction; the material just irritated my skin, like how a t-shirt tag can bother your skin. I didn't avoid scratching, since I wasn't itching on one of my typical eczema spots. Mistake! By the next day, the sneaky little itchy had caused a new minor eczema spot for me - meaning that the itchiness continued in that spot without the irritator. 

Beware of sneaky little itches!