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What research has been done for eczema diets?

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Most of the foods and supplements that scientists have studied haven’t shown much promise for eczema relief, but research is ongoing.

For example, some studies say that probiotics, a type of live bacteria you can get in yogurt or supplements, may help relieve the symptoms of the condition in children. A few studies suggest that drinking black, green, or oolong tea may help relieve symptoms. Researchers are also looking at omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and fish oil, which help fight inflammation, as a way to help eczema.

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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