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We had storms appointment today (shes 3) with a dermatologist so far we have managed to keep things under control but lately shes really been a mess. Anyhow we are back on the steroid cream again and its looking better.
She gave us a list of foods to avoid and to introduce slowly again to see how things go. Now in the past this really hasnt been an issue as we have kept it under control but shes never ever been free from it, this is a last resort i guess as there are no signs shes going to grow out of it. I was wondering what foods you found triggered your childrens eczema? (we have done the washing detergent etc so thats all sorted now its food) I would rather try avoid them for now if they are known to cause problems and try them later on to check if they flair her skin up, if that makes sense :)
Ohh we are on soy milk too as it seems thats one of the main things that can cause it
The list can be endless for some!
For DS - eggs, high chemical foods (although the latter much improved now). This is what specialist and dietican say. They also advise to avoid nuts, sesame, kiwi fruit, shellfish. I also suspect gluten and dairy, with dairy also improved of late.
Common groups are eggs, gluten, dairy, shellfish, nuts, soy.
Best of luck
the things that trigger my eczema is chocolate & citrus fruits..they are the main foods but its too hard to ignore these ones so i dont but i do pay the price for it when i do overindulge
Thanks for the heads up, its nice to know what to give less off for now to see how it helps. My mum cant have gluten so i was thinking about cutting this out, one of the ones on top of the list just to see as well.
Waiting to get allergy testing, anyone had that done? Apparently they do the skin test with various foods/perservatives etc to see what they react too? I dont know much about it till i speak to them again
Eczema is considered to be a genetic condition. Also what triggers once person will have no effect on the next:no:
Eczema is commonly mistaken for dermatitis and visa versa, and they often go hand in hand.
Dermatitis is a disease causing a skin condtion, eczema is a symptom of an underlying condition.
I get psoriasis blisters on my hands, and eczema behind my knees and elbows (very common area for eczema) and dermatitis also on my hands (peeling skin). My dermatitis is casued by soaps, my psoriasis is brought on by stress, and my eczema is brought on by too much full cream milk and butter (skim milk doesn't have the same effect.
Eczema is often connected to asthma, as is mostly often triggered by diary. Lots of kids who get asthma have eczema and have diary allergies.
I hope that helps??:confused::confused:
Yep that helps :)
She has asthma although its mild in comparisin to ds's. The reason we went to this specialist is as her pead suggested seeing shes older and not showing signs of it clearing up, and as her diet is more varies now it might be worth seeing if it can be diet related too.
I just want her to stop ripping at her skin its so sad
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