Following the Eczema Diet

Eczema is a very common skin ailment that can affect people of all ages. The skin affected by eczema appears to be scaly, inflamed, thickened and swollen. Eczema, which is also known as atopic dermatitis, is quite painful and itchy especially when exposed to irritants. A weeping eczema, on the other hand, is characterized by the liquid or blood seeping out from the patches.

People suffering from this particular kind of condition will not only have to deal with serious pain and itchiness but also with the excretion and unpleasant appearance. In such a case, you may have to visit your doctor for a more comprehensive diagnosis. You may also ask your doctor’s advice regarding the eczema diet. This is because, there are certain foods that do not go well with eczema and may trigger further irritation and having some knowledge about these certain foods may help you deal with your condition.

Among the foods people with food sensitiveness must avoid are cow’s milk, eggs, cereals, tomatoes and nuts. These certain foods must be eliminated in your diet as they can exacerbate eczema.  It was found in a study that 744367 of the respondents who are suffering from eczema have experienced improvement in their eczema right after they have eliminated milk, nuts, tomatoes, cereals and eggs from their diet. Another study revealed that 930 of the eczema sufferers improved after they have stopped consuming these certain foods.

An eczema sufferer has to avoid also highly processed foods. The preservatives, especially the sulfites, used in the processed foods may cause eczema especially to highly sensitive people.

It is also best to avoid consuming alcoholic drinks, spicy foods and hot beverages. Accordingly, anything that dilates the veins as well as increases the blood circulation can cause itching for eczema patients. And these certain foods are proved to increase blood flow.

In order to relieve the signs and symptoms of atopic eczema, it is highly recommended to increase your intake of foods and supplements containing essential fatty acids. Cold water fish, just like salmon, has omega 3 fatty acid which is found to be very beneficial for eczema. You may also include evening primrose oil in your diet. Evening primrose oil is known for its high content of omega-6 fatty acid known as GLA or gamma linolenic acid.  Another excellent source of essential fatty is the flax seed oil. However, if these certain foods are not available, you may opt for some dietary supplements containing essential fatty acids.