I have been suffering a rash around the eyes / bridge of nose, which sounds similar to some of the posts here. It seemed to flare up overnight, and fade away during the day. It started out as pimples/acne-like problems between my eyebrows/bridge of nose. As it became worse, my eyelids swelled slightly, with small pimples appearing on the eyelids. It then worsened further as the skin under my eyes became inflamed. See attached pic. Very unsightly.
I have been seeing a naturopath, as they can check for lots of potential causes (next appt. tomorrow). Based on my naturopath's advice, and my own research, I have tried excluding yeast, dairy and wheat for the last couple of days.
Things appear to be improving significantly.
As it turns out, these ingredients are in many foods. I have modified my diet, whilst continuing to enjoy my food by:
o Buying rye bread, which is free of wheat, yeast and dairy. In Australia, I am buying "Ancient grains, Organic Rye, Nippur rye grind, sourdough" made by Raffles Healthy Foods, VIC. Call 03 9720 6857 to find out where you can buy it in your state (I'm in South Australia). I have a couple of slices for breakky - much better than white bread! It also makes a nice snack by itself, warmed in the microwave.
o Drinking black coffee at work rather than coffee with milk - not that bad, no fat, next to no calories.
o Eat vegetarian sushi rolls for lunch (yum!)
o Eat rice + vegies (capsicum / sweet corn / peas / charlottes) for dinner - when starting out - this does not constitute a balanced diet! Tasty though.
o Drinking lots of water (probably 1.5L-2L/day) to help the nasties flush out.
This is an "exclusion diet" - Google for it.
If things settle down, then you can slowly introduce the excluded foods to see which ones have an adverse effect. I saw an improvement within 2 days. I check every morning to see how I'm going....
You're reading this, so you're on the right track because you're self-educating
I shall report as I learn more.
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