For some the weather or changing of seasons can aggravate or act as a trigger for atopic dermatitis (AD), leading some to call it winter eczema or even seasonal dermatitis. Many many people living with AD find that the cold, dry weather during the winter months causes a worsening of symptoms such as the severity of skin lesions becoming worse.
Research studies suggest that there are several factors related to climate and weather that can act as triggers for AD these include: a sudden fall in temperature, colder seasons (fall and winter), changing weather and residing in certain geographical regions that lack sunlight (for some exposure to UV light may improve AD symptoms). While temperature changes may have an impact on many with AD, another environmental trigger that accompanies seasonal changes is pollen counts. Pollen is a common allergen that can act as a trigger for AD.