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Can stress cause eczema or other skin diseases?

Stress can be a trigger for eczema, especially if it causes you to flush or itch. Stress can also be related to flare-ups of other skin conditions, such as psoriasis and chronic urticaria.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Stress can contribute to eczema flare-ups and other skin diseases. If you find that stress triggers your eczema, use stress reduction techniques such as participating in a hobby, writing down your worries, and getting a pet.  Getting adequate sleep may also help prevent eczema flare-ups in some people.

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