Which Foods Cause Eczema

Eczema and Food Allergies - Is There a Connection?

Which Foods Cause Eczema? Well, it's not quite proven that foods actually cause eczema. However, it is possible that diet related allergies can aggravate certain conditions.

By paying attention to your diet you may notice a connection between certain foods and the onset of eczema (exma)skin rash or itchy skin welts when scratched.

You see food allergies can bring on many symptoms, but the person already has eczema to begin with. Keeping a diet diary may help you discover which foods (if any) play a role in aggravating your symptoms.

The good news is most people find that once they eliminate the offending food and boost their immune system, the eczema symptoms improve immensely.

Foods That Flare Up Eczema

Eczema and Food Allergies

Food allergies include sensitivity to casein (milk/dairy) and gluten along with wheat, seafood, nuts, eggs, and soy. In addition to chemical food additives, preservatives and colorings -- all which can cause different reactions in different people. What makes it so difficult to pin point exactly which foods cause eczema is that eczema skin symptoms may not appear until 24-48 hours after eating.

Here is a breakdown of the most common four kinds of food intolerance.

  • Dairy – 75% (that’s 3 in every 4 people!!)
  • Yeast – 33% (1 in every 3 people)
  • Sugar – 35% (1 in every 3 people)
  • Gluten – 15% (1 in every 7 people)

Asteatotic Eczema And Other Types of Eczema

Whether you suffer from numular eczema, asteatotic eczema , blistering eczema, or weeping eczema.......

They are all a form of atopic or contact dermatitis and are the two most common causes of eczema. Food allergies only aggravate it and cause symptoms and flare-ups.

Or continue reading below for more information......

Atopic Dermatitis - is often hereditary and usually occurs in people who are sensitive to allergens in the environment. This type of eczema is caused by a faulty immune system that produces inflammation and irritation. Building up the immune system would benefit this type of eczema greatly.

Contact Dermatitis - is the result of the something coming in contact with substances that irritate the dermis. This can include something as simple as your favorite feather pillows, mold, washing detergents, cosmetics, soaps, fragrances, shampoos, and more.

Finding the offending substance and eliminating it can help, but yes...........it's daunting to figure out what it could be. Again, keep a diary and try to eliminate some of the most common items listed above.

Start with the most commonly used product and stay away from it for at least a week – then reintroduce it and see if your eczema symptoms come back. Most often times, people find that their most favorite and commonly used soap or cosmetic is what caused the problem in the first place, so start there.

How To Treat Eczema Symptoms

Which foods cause eczema flare-ups will vary from person to person, try the elimination diet listed below. These are the most common allergic types and more than likely to cause some sort of reaction or flare-up.

Start with your favorite food first – Especially if it falls within the common food trigger list and try avoiding it for one week. Then re-introduce it again and see what happens.

Common foods to avoid are:

  • milk/dairy/eggs
  • peanuts
  • wheat
  • soy
  • seafood

Also consider avoiding the following additives and preservatives:

  • sodium metabisulphite
  • tartrazine
  • sodium benzoate
  • sodium glutamate

The last two additives are found in many foods, especially soups and prepared foods – so really watch for them!

Over The Counter Eczema Treatment

We all know how difficult it is to follow any diet, let alone having to track of which foods cause eczema.

And while it is important that you try to reduce your consumption of the specific foods that cause eczema symptom, you need to take care of your damaged skin topically and allow it to heal.

Don't use regular soap, lotions, or moisturizers. It's important to use gentle, chemical free products specifically formulated for hypersensitive eczema conditions - like

eczema soap or moisturizers

These products are free from chemicals, herbicides, fertilizers, fragrances, and preservatives.

Additional Reading

Treating Eczema - Learn more about the different types of eczema and the their treatments.

Eczema Skin Symptoms - Find out if that itch is really a symptom of eczema or something else.

Help For Acne - Suffering from breakouts? Not sure if your condition is acne related? Visit this page to find out more and see pictures of acne.

Tips for Healthy Skin - Read this guide for healthy tips and how to care for common complexion disorders and conditions like eczema, psoriasis, enlarged pores, skin spots, and more....

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