Eczema is an irritating skin condition that primarily affects children. Its usual signs include patches of dry and red skin on the face and limbs. This is an unsightly complaint and also extremely irritating because the itchiness drives a person to distraction. If they scratch infected skin areas, they end up with big rashes. In a good number of cases eczema disappears in later years but this in no way lessens the need to find an effective treatment to relieve the pain it causes. Modern medicine focuses on steroid creams and medicines, but these can have extremely worrying side effects. This helps explain the rising interest in possible alternative natural cures.
Doctors find it very difficult to know for certain the causes of each case of eczema so it pays for their parent, to do what they can to discover if an allergy to a certain foodstuff might have triggered this problem. It is best to start by cutting out a food from your diet and see if an improvement in skin conditions soon follows. A variety of foodstuffs could set off an outbreak of eczema. Wheat products, sugar, and peanuts are some of the most common triggers, but the only way to find out is through trial and error.
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