FOODS THAT MAY HELP REDUCE ECZEMA.Posted by: amazingkozi | Posted on: January 3, 2020
Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. Blisters may sometimes occur.
The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it’s thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body’s immune system to an irritant. It is this response that causes the symptoms of eczema. In addition, eczema is commonly found in families with a history of other allergies or asthma.The appearance of it can vary from mild forms, when skin looks dry and flaky, to severe forms, when skin can be extremely irritated and red. The most severe forms of eczema can make your skin crack and ooze.Other times, it will feel itchy, and scratching leads to red, rashy, and/or leathery skin.
Also,you may try the following foods in your diet to help reduce it
1.Grape fruit.Grapefruit juice is used for asthma, high cholesterol, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), cancer, improving levels of red blood cells, a skin disease called psoriasis, and for weight loss and obesity. It is also used to reduce stomach complaints in people with eczema (atopic dermatitis).
2.Salmon.This fish is full of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vitamin D, which can improve the health of our entire body, including your skin. It contains astaxanthin, another antioxidant that can decrease the potency allergic reactions such as eczema.
3.Apples.“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” might be a bit of a simplification for anyone aspiring to lead a healthy life, but it can be a tasty and vital source of Vitamin C and quercetin, a crucial flavonol in fighting eczema’s worst symptoms, such as dry skin and itching.
4.Blueberries.Foods containing quercetin
5.Yoghurt.The “good” bacteria (a.k.a. probiotics) seem to affect inflammation and stimulate the body to produce certain white blood cells and antibodies as well as various growth factors that are important for keeping the body from overreacting to allergens.
NOTE>While there is no cure for eczema, there are many treatments to help manage the symptoms. Since dry skin leads to itchiness and inflammation, the goal of treatment is to find the best cream or ointment that will keep your skin moisturized (not dry) and lessen inflammation. Wet compresses to soothe and hydrate skin.
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