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Offline AEC

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The relationship between protein intake and Eczema
« on: Thursday November 05, 2009, 10:29:22 AM »
I've heard from somewhere a long time ago that a high protein intake can help trigger your Eczema. Is this true? How so?

It was mentioned protein in particular because saying milk would imply dairy products (which is also rich in protein, but you could be allergic to casein instead if i'm not mistaken) and not protein.

Other food that is rich in protein besides milk:
1) nuts
2) red meat
3) soya (not rich, but definitely has enough protein to help you out)
4) fish (not rich again, but definitely has enough protein to help you out)


Anyone know more info on this?
My Eczema Summary:
My Eczema triggered 1 year after coming back to Malaysia in 2007, after studying in Australia.

Affected locations are my cheeks, forehead, behind and in front of my ears, neck (front and sides), behind my knees, between my elbows, and possibly on my scalp.

Offline skinurghs

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Re: The relationship between protein intake and Eczema
« Reply #1 on: Monday November 09, 2009, 06:50:15 PM »
I think there is are food items that can affect the eczema but is different for everyone.

Some examples of mine are:
- Foods containing MSG - don't care what the science says about us producing MSG (natural). I just know that crisps, foods, etc that contain chemically produced MSG makes my neck, cheek and arms itchy. However this might be due to its dehydrating effects.
- Peaches and cherries - make my face itchy. Cherries in particular have an aweful effect on my face.
- Peanuts make my neck itchy

I have not had a food test to check these - but they are pretty instant.

I have no problems with fish and vegetables.
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Offline skinurghs

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Re: The relationship between protein intake and Eczema
« Reply #2 on: Monday November 09, 2009, 07:00:17 PM »
I am playing with the idea of an enema to help reduce stress on the liver (I believe protein intake produces toxins that the liver has to clean up - but please check)
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Offline Aquababe241

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Re: The relationship between protein intake and Eczema
« Reply #3 on: Saturday June 19, 2010, 01:58:01 PM »
The skin is made up of protein, so a high lean protein intake is actually quite good as long as you eat it with lots of salad to balance it out.
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