Eczema Successfully Treated On FOOD HOSPITAL
Toby, as seen on Channel 4’s Food Hospital programme, came to Allergy Medical UK with severe eczema, particularly on his hands as well as IBS and fatigue. Having taken a comprehensive medical history to identify the likely triggers of his eczema, he was given a diet to follow for two weeks. Within days of starting the diet, eliminating common allergenic foods, Toby saw an improvement in his skin and other health problems.
By the end of the two weeks he had a 95% clearance of his eczema and was feeling much better and more confident within himself.
In mild cases of eczema the skin is dry, scaly, red and itchy. In more severe cases there may be weeping, crusting and bleeding. Constant scratching causes the skin to split and bleed and also leaves it open to infection.
An increase of between two - and five-fold has been seen in atopic eczema over the past 30 years. An increasing exposure to allergens such as house dust mite and other environmental factors have been suggested to be the main causes of this increase.
However, contrary to popular belief, eczema is not always caused by allergens in the air. Some people find that their symptoms get worse after eating certain foods or additives and get better when they leave them out of their diet for 1-2 weeks. On the basis of this observation, we can define an elimination & challenge process which aims to identify specific foods, responsible for one's eczema.