17 Possible Foods That May Trigger Your Eczema

Posted on Apr 25 2012 at 09:54:41 AM in Diseases

This is a comprehensive list that I have compiled from several different articles and resources that has not been verified by a clinician. Someone with eczema may be affected by one, several or all of the below and proper testing must be done to confirm which foods indeed trigger an eczema outbreak. I am not suggesting by any means you should create an eczema diet based on eliminating these foods from your diet nor am I stating that one of the eczema causes is diet. There is much conflicting information on whether food allergies are associated with eczema and this will be discussed further in future articles.

For now, here is the listing of 17 possible foods that may trigger your eczema. As a side note, I have starred all of the items that I have been tested for, and confirmed sensitive/allergic to, just in case you wanted to know:

  • Acidic foods including citrus foods and drinks
  • Cow milk and any cow milk products*
  • High glycemic grains*
  • Breads containing yeast*
  • Hydrogenated oils and margarine
  • Coffee (both caffeinated and decaffeinated*
  • Soy products
  • Eggs
  • Nuts*
  • Wheat*
  • Shellfish
  • Corn
  • Honey
  • Highly Salted Foods
  • Chocolate*
  • Processed foods which contain preservatives and colorings*
  • Peppers and Spices
  • Again, I am not stating there is always a direct correlation between diet and eczema and if you research this yourself, you will see that this is not proven at this time. According toFAAN, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, “Eczema is seen in more than one-quarter of children with food allergies”. Again, this list is being provided only as a reference and please discuss any diet changes or allergy testing with your doctor.