Posted by: Elfie | 2004/02/04



My girl is 10 months old and has eczema. What can I feed her that would help her improve the status of the eczema?
What can I give her instead of yoghurt - she loves it?

Expert's Reply



Eczema is very common at this age and it is not always food allergy related. The degree of eczema will determine if further investigation is indicated. Yoghurt is nutritious and healthy and I will not advise drastic diet changes unless this is necessary and closely monitored, to document its effect.

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Posted by: John | 2004/02/10

I have found that a carbohydrate restricted diet will greatly improve the condition.

For more information check out the Atkins diet site.

I cured my eczema by following this diet after 35 years of having it. I would cut out all wheat products, sugar and milk (except for fresh cream and butter) from the diet. In a survey done recently it was found that there is very little live probiotics in yoghurt. Also yoghurts contain antibiotics (or preservatives) which will not improve the gut ecology. It is quite common for people to develop funny rashes just by eating one yoghurt per day.

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