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Eczema and diet

Could your diet be making your eczema worse? Below are links to some of the main dietary causes of eczema, information on foods to avoid and action you can take to reduce your symptoms.

How nickel in food can affect eczema

Although it is common knowledge that metal objects containing nickel can irritate the skin of susceptible people, it is less well known that certain foods are rich in nickel too. Find out what they are in the Low-nickel diet for eczema and see if you might be affected. 

Gluten can cause eczema too

Just about everyone knows how gluten can have dreadful consequences for coeliacs. But gluten (and the lack of it) can also cause certain types of eczema. Get the information you need in our Eczema and gluten article.

Egg Allergy - The second most common food allergy is also an eczema trigger

Egg allergy is the most common allergy with children with eczema. Learn about the trajectory of egg allergy, how to test for egg allergy, how to cook for someone with egg allergy and discover some great recipes at Egg allergy and eczema

Histamine Intolerance and Skin and Other Problems

Discover the facts about Histamine Intolerance - what foods and products contain it, what effect it has on you, what to eat if you have Histamine intolerance, what you can take to combat the symptoms of Histamine Intolerance.Histamine intolerance and skin reactions contains all the information you need to deal with Histamine Intolerance and claim your life back.

The Effect of Food Allergies on Your Skin and Health

If you suspect you have a food allergy read Food allergies and skin problems. This article describes the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance, what symptoms a food allergy can manifest, how to detect a food allergy and what further steps to take.

Best and Worst Foods to give a child with Eczema

Karen Fischer is an Australian nutritionist and award-winning author who specialises in eczema. She runs the Eczema Life Clinic in Sydney, Australia.

According to Karen, while there are some foods that worsen skin rashes intensely, there are 12 which work wonders at reducing eczema.

12 Foods to add:

  1. Mung bean sprouts

  2. Flaxseed oil

  3. Red cabbage

  4. Spring onions

  5. Fish

  6. Beetroot

  7. Oats

  8. Papaya and Paw Paw

  9. Saffron

  10. Pears

  11. Carob

12 Potatoes

12 foods to limit :

  1. Grapes: including sultanas, raisins, grape juice

  2. Oranges: including orange juice

  3. Kiwi fruit

  4. Soy sauce: including tamari and other sushi sauces

  5. Tomatoes: including tomato sauce, canned tomatoes and tomato juice

  6. Avocado

  7. Broccoli

  8. Dried fruits: including apricots, dates, prunes etc

  9. Deli meats: including sausages, ham, bacon, devon, salami

  10. Eggs: especially: raw egg whites hidden in mayonnaise, coleslaw dressings, pancake mix, chocolate mousse, pavlova

  11. Chocolate: including coffee and tea

  12. Dairy products: including cow’s milk, yoghurt, cheese, ice-cream, desserts, sheep and goat's milk

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There are over 20 articles on the causes of Eczema and Asthma and how to deal with them or avoid them.