In those children with allergy causing the eczema, they will usually get rashes or more extensive eczema soon after eating a particular food or drinking milk (in the case of babies). If you notice this, remove that food from your child's diet ( if you have a baby, this will need to be done under supervision with an appropriate other formula ). If there is a marked improvement on removal of the suspected food, then the food may have been the cause - cautious reintroduction of the food after 3-4 weeks will enable you to be sure. If on reintroduction of the food, the skin remains clear, the food can continue in the diet. If the skin flares up again, that food needs to be removed from the diet. In those toddlers who do have an allergy to a food causing eczema, a trial of reintroduction can be made in 6 - 12 months time as many children will grow out of these allergies.
Most people experiencing skin conditions have previously had years of using chemical laden creams, lotions and shampoos. They have suffered with skin issues that then occurred from the chemicals that ended up in their systems and began the long cycle of seeing dermatologists with no long lasting results. Many hydrocortisone and steroid prescriptions each year are given to those afflicted with skin conditions that are harsh and have side effects ranging from weakened immune system, thinning skin with a susceptibility to bruising as well as permanently dilating certain blood vessels. From infants to our seniors, drugs and harsh salves and creams are being used.
I am 58 years old and didn’t experience eczema till my 40’s. I acquired HIV when I turned 50, Whereupon my eczema has become intractable. I became addicted to topical steroids and was hospitalized with an excruciating withdrawal, I moved from Los Angeles to Florida where I saw about a 20 percent improvement. I swim about thirty minutes a day in the ocean, The salt water stings for the first fifteen minutes but I feel a calming sensation for a couple hours afterwards. I believe the humidity and salt water knocks down the symptoms but I am still experiencing intractable itching 24/7.
I was reading a book that stating that night shade plants such as tomatoes, potatoes and eggplants promote inflammation and should be eliminated from the diet of psoriasis sufferers. Do you believe that patients suffering from Eczema would benefit from night shades as well?