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What should I know before trying specific diets for eczema?

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There’s no evidence that specific foods cause eczema or make symptoms flare. But some people say their symptoms get worse after they eat a particular food. Some people with eczema try to completely cut out one or more foods from their diets, like eggs or cow’s milk. It’s called an elimination diet. But there’s not much good evidence that they help adults with the condition. Unless you know you have a specific food allergy, be sure to talk to your doctor before you cut out entire food groups or make other major changes.

From: Diet and Eczema: The Facts WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Lawrence Eichenfield, MD, chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego; professor of pediatrics and medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

Donald V. Belsito, MD, professor of clinical dermatology at Columbia University.

Andrea Cambio, MD, FAAD, medical director of Cambio Dermatology, Cape Coral, Fla.

EczemaNet: "The Truth About ‘Other’ Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Atopic Dermatitis."

USDA: "Dietary Guidelines."

Finch, J. . “Atopic Dermatitis and Nutrition.” Nov-Dec 2010. Clinics in Dermatology

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Lawrence Eichenfield, MD, chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego; professor of pediatrics and medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

Donald V. Belsito, MD, professor of clinical dermatology at Columbia University.

Andrea Cambio, MD, FAAD, medical director of Cambio Dermatology, Cape Coral, Fla.

EczemaNet: "The Truth About ‘Other’ Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Atopic Dermatitis."

USDA: "Dietary Guidelines."

Finch, J. . “Atopic Dermatitis and Nutrition.” Nov-Dec 2010. Clinics in Dermatology

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 13, 2018

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