Main Article on Eczema Question: What causes your eczema to flare up? Submit Your Comment Comment from: gellerman55, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 07 Any food rich in hevein and its chemical cousins causes my eczema to flare up, so basically, most fruits and some vegetables. I have a latex food allergy and can eat 31 things. Comment from: Saba, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 04 I inherited this eczema from my mom. It gets worse if I eat black pepper seafood, chicken, beef, eggplant, coffee jaggery, etc. I used different ointments but no use. I am currently using urine, it is better than costly ointments. Comment from: Taj Mohd, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: August 25 I had this unknown allergy, and two years later it was told by the doctor that I have eczema. Unknowingly I had used Dettol on my face and the infection was just double the next morning. I am still having it, I don't know when it will be cured. REFERENCES: Coenraads, Pieter-Jan. "Hand Eczema." The New England Journal of Medicine 367 (2012): 1829-1837. Wasserbauer, N., and M. Ballow. "Atopic Dermatitis." Am J Med. 122.2 Feb. 2009: 121-125.