Diet related excema, help me control it!

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Dave

London, UK

#1 Mar 22, 2013
Hi, i'm a 24 year old male who has suffered severe full body excema from day 1. It's only been the last year or two that i've realised that if i came off certain foods that my skin would clear. I've switched from bovine milk to goats milk, and this made a huge difference to my skin. The only problem is i find it so hard to find out what is causing breakouts, i'm wondering if any of you guys have managed to find a way of finding out what makes your skin react to it. I know that poultry is a big factor when it comes to my flare ups. If any of you have had this same issue with food related excema would you be able to give me a sample of your diet? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm sure like a lot of you, i've come to my wits end, talk about being frustrated.

Thanks in advance :)
David.
Stacy

Ontario, NY

#2 Mar 22, 2013
Hi David-

I too have had eczema for my entire life- I'm 28, an it just seems to have gotten worse and worse every year. This is the worst I've had- I just had a baby, and could not use steroid creams during my pregnancy or while breastfeeding. It's actually caused me to really research alternate ways. You can have allergy testing done to see exactly what foods are causing your flare ups; or you can do a "Detox" for 2 weeks, then add in foods 1 at a time for a week each to see what is causing your problems.

I've started taking a digestive enzyme after every meal, along with a supplement containing Milk Thistle once a day. I'm on day 2- but last night is the first night I can remember in a very long time that I didn't wake up scratching. I can give you the name/brands of the products I'm using if you'd like.

Good luck!
Dave

London, UK

#3 Mar 22, 2013
I have had an allergy test done before, see I have severe allergies to peanuts, all seafoods, and kiwis, so they usually only test for those things. They aren't skin related though, they cause anaphylaxis.

Yes that would be great, and much appreciated. I've been using steroid creams for as long as i can remember and i really dont want to rely on them anymore, my skin has suffered enough damage. I've never really thought about taking digestive enzymes before, but after researching them it makes a lot of sense! I must get myself some.

Thanks for your help.
Stacy

Ontario, NY

#4 Mar 22, 2013
I use the Isotonix brand- it dissolves in water and you drink it- so your body doesn't have to break it down like it does a pill, and you absorb about 95%(vs. 45% pill form).

go to: www.isotonix.com/sdkk and search for Isotonix Digestive Enzyme.

I am also using a product called Timeless Prescription Oxygen Extreme or something along those lines.

I'm only on day 2 so far- but last night I didn't wake up scratching and my hands aren't oozing for the first time in about 2 weeks. It may just be the end of my flare up, or this may be working...time will tell.
Lee

Palatine, IL

#5 Sep 22, 2013
Hi Stacy,
I was wondering if Timeless capsules have worked for you? I also have severe eczema , thanks.

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