Food Allergies and Eczema
Eczema is an allergic disorder of the skin, although the underlying allergy is often difficult to determine. It is often characterised by chronically itchy, inflamed skin. The skin is very red and scaly and may blister and ooze. Food allergies are the most frequent cause of eczema and can be hereditary. An elimination diet is the best way to determine which foods might be the problem. Eggs, milk and peanuts seems to be the most common allergens in children, although many children will outgrow eczema.
Foods to Help Inflammation and Bring Relief to Eczema
Increasing the dietary intake of omega-3 essential fatty acids can be beneficial. This results in an increase in anti-inflammatory prostaglandins. To increase omega-3 fatty acids consume more fatty fish such as mackerel, salmon, sardines or anchovies. A fish oil supplement could be considered if eating oily fish is difficult.
Our salmon and coconut curry is a delicious way to get those omega-3 fatty acids into your diet.