Eczema and Diet
Is my eczema caused by food allergies?
It is best, to find a way of preventing an Eczema outbreak, instead of trying to treat them every time they occur. Diet plays a major role in the symptoms of Eczema; knowing which foods are problem foods, can help you to avoid flare ups.
A special Eczema diet cannot cure Eczema all together, but it can diminish the symptoms and sometimes even eradicate the symptoms of eczema all together. There are certain types of foods that may trigger an allergic reaction; these foods are not always the same for every person though.
We have compiled a list of the most common foods that cause eczema to flare-up.
Once you have determined which particular foods are causing your Eczema symptoms to worsen, you can start to eliminate those specific problem foods. You can do this with the help of an eczema food elimination diet; remove one of the culprit foods every two weeks to see if symptoms clear, if not, then just move onto the next suspicious food.
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Which foods cause eczema symptoms to worsen?
Foods to avoid with eczema include:
- Eggs, Milk and Cheese are the most common foods causing eczema.
- Nuts and soy products
- Some meat products like beef and poultry food products.
- Processed foods: When you are suffering from Eczema, fast food products are a big no no.
- Sugary foods (sugar causes inflammation in the body which can result in an eczema food allergy)
- Sea food and shellfish
- White sugar and white flour
Helpful food and eczema diet guidelines
Foods that can help decrease Eczema symptoms
Eczema healthy foods list:
- Vitamin supplements are a must in a diet for eczema
- Zinc supplements which will boost your immune system.
- Primrose oil has helped many in curing Eczema through diet.
- A combination of Flaxseed oil & Emu oil.
-Black Cumin Seed oil has an anti-inflammatory agent and is a great moisturizer which is very good for skin repair.
- Fatty fish: Salmon, Albacore tuna, Lake trout, Flounder, Mackerel, Herring, Sardines and Halibut.
- Vitamin C Foods: Berries, fresh Cherries, Cantaloupe, Papaya, Kiwi fruit, Leafy green vegetables, Brussels sprouts, Bell peppers, Broccoli, Baked potatoes with the skin kept on, and Cabbage.
- Whole grain products and legumes such as lentils, pearled barley, beans and chick peas.
- Making your own Eczema soap
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