I have severe eczema – these are the foods that make my symptoms worse
- Sarah Mercuri shared four foods that make your eczema symptoms worse
- Atopic eczema causes itching, dryness, cracking, irritation and pain.
An eczema sufferer has shared the foods she avoided in an attempt to ease the symptoms of the skin condition.
Sarah Mercuri has revealed the four foods and drinks eczema sufferers should avoid to improve the overall condition of their skin.
Ms Mercuri said people with eczema should not eat wheat, gluten, dairy, sugar or consume alcohol if they want to relieve severe eczema symptoms.
Mercuri’s advice appeared to upset other TikTok users, who said too many foods would be eliminated from their regular diets.
Sarah Mercuri has revealed the four foods and drinks eczema sufferers should avoid to improve the overall condition of their skin. Ms Mercuri said people with eczema should not eat wheat, gluten, dairy, sugar or consume alcohol if they want to relieve severe eczema symptoms.
WHAT IS ECZEMA?
Eczema is a recurrent, non-infectious, inflammatory skin condition.
Atopic eczema is the most common form of the condition and causes red, dry, itchy, scaly skin that flares and sags for no apparent reason.
In more severe cases, the skin may ooze, bleed and crust over, which can cause significant discomfort.
The disease affects people of all ages, but usually begins in early childhood and disappears by age six.
One user fumed: “What’s left to eat!! »
Another complained: “It’s legit, any food.”
A third lamented: “So all foods that bring happiness?”
A fourth sarcastically joked: “Great, so the only four things I consume.” »
However, it’s not all doom and gloom for eczema sufferers, as Mercuri advised avoiding these foods only in cases of severe flare-ups.
Atopic eczema causes itchy, dry, cracking and painful skin.
Some people only have small areas of dry skin, but others may have widespread skin inflammation all over their body.
Although atopic eczema can affect any part of the body, it most commonly affects the hands, the insides of the elbows, the backs of the knees, and the face and scalp in children.
People with atopic eczema usually have periods when symptoms are less noticeable, as well as periods when symptoms get worse (flares).
The NHS says that topical eczema can be treated with a variety of self-care techniques, such as reducing scratching and avoiding triggers, using daily moisturizing treatments for dry skin, and taking topical corticosteroids, which are used to reduce swelling, redness and itching during flare-ups. -UPS.