Eczema

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Diet

  • In 2015 Nutrients published a study which found a positive correlation between eczema and fast food intake in a sample of 3209 children aged 6-7 years. Additionally, eczema was inversely associated with consumption of fresh fruit 3 or more times weekly. [Source]

Dietary exclusions – limited evidence

  • In 2009 Allergy published a systematic review of 9 trials involving 421 participants which showed limited evidence was found for the use of exclusion diets for treating eczema. No benefit was found among the selected trials for removing milk and eggs from the diet. [Source]

Food allergens

  • In 2004 Allergy published a meta-analysis of 14 studies which showed that elimination diets are effective in managing eczema/dermatitis syndrome in children when a specific food allergy diagnosis has been made. The authors of the study recommend that all children with eczema be screened for food allergies. [Source]

Colloidal oatmeal

  • In 2015 the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology published a study involving 29 female subjects with mild-to-moderate itch with moderate-to-severe dry skin on their lower legs. Results showed significant clinical improvements in roughness, dryness, scaling and itch when treated with a colloidal oatmeal skin lotion. [Source]

Dead sea salt

  • In 2005 International Journal of Dermatology published a study in which individuals with dry skin saw a reduction in roughness, dryness and redness after 6 weeks when using a 5 percent dead sea salt solution for 15 minutes daily. [Source]

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