One of the biggest things that I have discovered is that gluten-free can help eczema – yes, gluten is a major trigger for eczema. This is most an unknown piece of information that I can tell you about.
Gluten-free can help eczema
One of my patients, Dylan is now 3-years old. I have just seen him in my clinic again. I first saw him 3 months ago when he had terrible eczema over his body (torso and limbs). He was scratching, irritable, and very uncomfortable. Miserable at times.
My full allergy assessment, including skin-prick-tests and blood tests for giladin antibodies: this showed that he was both allergic to wheat and intolerant to gluten (with a high level of Anti-Gliadin-Antibody AGA). Also peanuts and soy were contributing factors as shown by food allergy skin prick tests.
Since then, he has avoided all gluten, peanuts and soy. Today, his skin is almost perfect! He used to be on daily antihistamines, this has been stopped. He used to have daily steroids put on his skin, this has been stopped. He still gets daily moisturizers. But soon that can be stopped.
Dylan is now happy, his parents are happy, and I am happy for him. He is yet another patient of mine who has got completely better from his eczema by attending to his diet. His most significant food allergens were wheat/gluten. Dylan is yet another gluten-disorder illness successfully treated.
I have hundreds of similar patients whose eczema has disappeared on a gluten-zero diet. It is a pity that this gluten-eczema link is not well known. Many labs no longer measure the Anti-Gliadin Antibodies (AGA). These children usually do not have celiac disease. So many patients are faced with a gluten-free trial for 6 months. It takes that amount of time to see complete healing.
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Gluten Zero, gluten free, can help eczema.
by Rodney Ford