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Which Foods Cause Eczema

Updated on April 13, 2012

Which Foods Cause Eczema

Which foods cause eczema?

What are other causes of eczema?

How do you treat eczema?

These are all FAQ's about this stubborn skin disease and they will be all addressed here.

It is said that for every disease known to man there is a cure known to Nature. But, it is up to us to find those cures. So, there are no incurable diseases and with every new day Nature will be showing us many new ways of treating that what we used to call "incurable".

Which Foods Cause Eczema?

Almost any food can cause an allergic reaction, and eczema could be a symptom of allergy. Foods that are commonly associated with eczema are:

- Dairy products (milk, cheese, various cheese creams)

- Wheat products (white bread, rolls, pretzels, crackers, muffins, etc.)

- Acidic fruit (blueberries, canned or glazed fruits, cranberries, currants)

- Seafood (scaly fish, lobster, crab, clams, mussels, oysters, etc.)

- Eggs (all the foods that contain eggs)

- Nuts (peanuts, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, cashews, etc.)

Best way to determine if your eczema is of an allergic origin is to remember what have you been eating prior to the eczema occurrence.

What Are Other Causes Of Eczema?

Apart from food allergies, there are other factors that can cause or aggravate eczema:

Family history of eczema, asthma, hay fever or any other allergy, especially if both parents have or had these conditions.

Emotional stress has also been found as a contributing factor.

Various irritans, such as weather (cold-dry or hot-humid), air conditioning, wool in clothes, various chemicals and paints.

Other allergens: feathers, dust, pet hair, grass, pollen, cosmetics, washing powder, shampoos.

Eczema Treatment

It is very important to know that modern medicine has no appropriate treatment for eczema. The whole thing boils down to over-the-counter products, which are Steroids, such as Hydrocortisone, Cortisone 10, Cortaid, or Calamine Lotion. You should know that they actually do more damage to your skin than good. Layers of the skin are getting thinner, the skin ages more rapidly (eg. wrinkles appear before their time), blood vessels in the skin dilate and your immune system weakens.

With that in mind, you should also know that there is the cure for eczema, and I know that comes as a surprise to you, because you have been listening the opposite whole of your life. There are various natural products that do the job perfectly! Many people, the author of this text included, have freed themselves from this stubborn, nasty disease. You can do it too!

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      5 years ago

      Salcura Zeoderm is the best moisturiser i have ever used and i do not need to use any other now as it works perfect. The foods is a very good point, i have found Mayonnaise and garlic cause big flair up with my eczema among other foods and drink. Than kyou for this greta help.

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      6 years ago

      Try olive oil based soaps!!!

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      6 years ago

      Great lens. I understand skin problems all too well and firmly believe natural methods work best. When I stopped eating dairy it made a noticeable difference in my appearance.

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      Eleanor Candy 

      6 years ago from Australia

      Great informative lens. I totally agree that using natural methods to reduce symptoms of eczema is the best kind of treatment.

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      6 years ago

      alcoholic drinks will also cause eczema, minimize alcohol intake

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      6 years ago

      I totally agree that it what we put into our body, not always on it, that affects eczema.

      I'm starting to write a blog that addresses these issues.

      Please have a look:

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      sukkran trichy 

      7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      very informative lens on alternative remedies. ~blessed by a squid angel~

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      7 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      7 years ago

      I am debating taking my two year for allergy tests. She has eczema but it so hard to pinpoint the triggers. She has severe reactions to peanuts (so we avoid all nuts) and a recently acquired severe reaction to strawberries but her eczema pre-dates both known allergies. Given all the possible triggers I don't know a way of narrowing it down without severely restricting her diet and trying to re-introduce foods one at a time

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      8 years ago

      very informative and inspirational beat eczema

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      9 years ago

      Great lens, my 3 year old was an eczema sufferer, diet keeps it in control.

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      9 years ago

      Thank you so much for this lens. My 15 yr old daughter has had mild eceza off and on since she was 3. We have used Ellicon cream whenever needed, usually in the summer. I had no idea that these foods trigger outbreaks. She could live on cheese.


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