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Eczema is a chronic skin condition marked by red, itch, scaly, and inflamed skin. It is estimated that in the US alone eczema affects 35 million Americans: 1-3% of adults, and 10-20% of children. 

Eczema is not fatal but can severely affect the quality of living for sufferers. There is no known complete cure for Eczema but one can manage it effectively but the right approach of treatment. 

Since Eczema is not considered a fatal disease it receives lesser attention from government health care plans and policies. It’s up to the sufferers to find for themselves the support they look for.

Moreover suffering from eczema also affects the self-confidence and, in some case, become victims of social bullying. 

In this article, we bring you different resources in the digital world where you can seek information share your thoughts and gain some useful knowledge to effectively manage your eczema. These groups are mostly non-profitable and aim to support Eczema sufferers with information and knowledge about living with Eczema and the various available treatments. 

Websites 

Eczema Website

The below-mentioned websites can be thoroughly followed for various information regarding eczema right from what is eczema, symptoms, treatments to advance research that is been undergoing.

1) American Academy of Dermatology and Association

American Academy of Dermatology

Founded in 1938 the American Academy of Dermatology, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. It is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois. 

One can find a quality resource about eczema in their dedicated eczema center page containing different sections related to eczema.

2) WebMD 

webmd

WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. They provide credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects that matter to you

WebMD expertise lies in: 

  • Health news for the public 
  • Creating and maintaining up-to-date medical reference content databases 
  • Medical imagery, graphics, and animation 
  • Communities 
  • Live web events 
  • User experience 
  • Interactive tools 

One can find details and advances in the field of eczema too in WebMD which is dedicated to the itchy condition.

3)  DermNet NZ  

dermnet nz

Owned by the DermNet New Zealand Trust, DermNet NZ has become a world-renowned resource all about the skin.  It is frequently updated to provide information about the skin via any desktop or mobile web browser.

Supported by New Zealand Dermatologists on behalf of the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated its mission to make authoritative information about the skin accessible to anyone in the world with an internet connection.

You can visit their atopic dermatitis page to know more about eczema and get the latest updates for the disease 

4) National Eczema Association 

Naturally Monalisa

NEA provides people with eczema the information they need to best manage their condition, while fast-tracking research towards better treatments and a cure. 

With a mission to improve the health and quality of life for individuals with eczema through Information, research, support, recommendations, and education. 

Blogs 

Eczema Blogs

when blogs began back in the early 1990s, It was more like to maintain a personal diary or to jot down personal stiffs that were easily shared with others in the emerging world of the internet. But later people found to be a good mode of communication where you can convey your information to the mass at a time.

Bloggers write blogs on selective niche and eczema is one of them within the skincare domain. Many bloggers share their personal experience with eczema either who themselves have it or their loved one like kids suffering from eczema.

Another category is people who are experts in this field and provide advice to the eczema sufferers in terms of diet, eczema care products, and care routine activities. 

Below we are presenting some top eczema blog sites for you to look at.

1) Eczema Conquerors

Eczema Conquerors

Another eczema site by a successful nutritionist who herself transformed from severe eczema to living a normal life. Abby is a holistic nutritionist who came up with her own mantras to clear eczema. 

She not only shares her experience about eczema and how she overcome it but also the products she used and gives a group coaching for people suffering from eczema.

2) Battle Eczema 

Battle Eczema

Suffering from Eczema since her birth the owner of this blogsite Sou has undergone every possible condition that any eczema sufferers might have come across. Finally, when she came to the conclusion best course of action in fighting this skin condition is figuring your own way of maintaining Eczema.

In her blogs, she shares her experience on how to maintain eczema and live a better life with eczema

3) I have Eczema 

I Have Eczema

Jenny, an eczema sufferer has created this blog. The main intention being to help create awareness about severe eczema, explain the people, the pain that an eczema sufferer goes through on a daily basis, and to hopefully give solace to the people suffering from these severe conditions. Eczema can be debilitating and is recognized as a chronic illness.

4) Eczema Life
Eczema Life

Professionally a nutritionist Karen, founded eczema life AustraliaBeing a mom of an eczema baby triggered Karen to design an eczema diet with all her expertise in Nutritional biochemistry which leads to the foundation of this eczema life. 

Eczema Life was created to help people with skin rashes including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea, and TSW/red skin syndrome.

5) Itchy Little world

Itchy Little World

Started by an eczema mom of two Jennifer, Itchy Little World features natural remedies for eczema and related disorders. The mompreneur shares information based on her family’s experience in battling eczema and related conditions using an integrative approach.

The blog site also features eczema related news and stories from guest bloggers and industry professionals so that the readers have current updates about eczema.

6) Itchin since 87
Itchin Since 87

Ashley, the quite creative in how she portrays her eczema journeyyou might have come to know the way she named her website. Ashley in her blogs gives a clear picture of things she experienced, the reality of living a life with eczema and formulae’s that worked for her.

The blog highlights the author’s skin condition atopic dermatitis (eczema) with a motto to relate to the experience of the people suffering from eczema so that they do not feel alone in this journey fighting with eczema. 

7) Beczema 

beczema

Named one of the top eczema blogs in 2018 Rebecca is the founder of Beczema. Rebecca shares her personal experience of a life of living with eczema as information on this website. 

She believes that eczema is inextricably linked to the way one feels. Feeling stressed and low can bring on a flare-up and a flare-up can make a person feel stressed and low. She is well versed with this experience of unbroken bad mood = bad skin and vice versa cycle which she addresses in her blogs.

8) Eczema Holistic Healing

Eczema Holistic Healing

Jen the eczema warrior created this site in order to share her experience of holistic healing from eczema. She does so by and her blog revolves around, withdrawing from topical steroids, and adopting a healthy lifestyle and a plant-based diet

Jen’s hope for this website is to share great information and spread the word to those in need of a new health model to take control of their lives.  She is on a mission to bring awareness to topical steroid addiction.

9) Eczema Blues
Eczema Blues

Eczema Blues started as a blog by Mei aka Marcie Mom, with the mission to turn eczema blues to bliss. It is inspired by Marcie who had eczema from two weeks old and discovering how difficult it was to find helpful information for parents, Marcie Mom set out to build a practical yet light-hearted blog that would be a parent’s companion

10) My Eczema Skincare Blogs
My eczema skin care Blog

Suffering from Eczema’s whole life, Selina started this blog which is all about her experiences with eczema: the good, the bad, and the ugly. 
She shares her emotional ups and downs, skins ups and downs, and all which is related to her eczema. The aim is to manage eczema without steroids and to share it with those out there trying to fight this. This is a blog about a REAL eczema sufferer.

Further, you can find a list of eczema blogs in Feedspot’s Top 20 Eczema Blogs, which is by far the most comprehensive list of eczema blogs on the internet. 

YouTube channels

Eczema youtube channels

One of the most popular ways to seek information in the current digital world is youtube videos. Irrespective of topics it one of the most popular video streaming sites and apps that serves ease to both people who want to share their content and for the people who seek it. 

Unlike other sources due to the video, people are more engaged to it, and information shared via it is more reachable. Let us check out some of the popular youtube channels that you want to subscribe to know about eczema.  

1) Beauty of Eczema

The Healthy skin show

Camille Knowles the owner of the channel is a qualified Health Coach and Natural Chef. She is also the proud founder of The Beauty of Eczema. Camille is on a mission to share her wisdom and guide others in living a fulfilled life beyond eczema.

Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiLh8TMfLn3f_7mcifqhMg 

2) Eczema Exposed
Eczema Exposed

You’ll discover a variety of videos related to atopic dermatitis in this channel, whether that be patient testimonials, emerging sciences for atopic dermatitis, and overall awareness of this disease. The channel is intended for U.S. audiences, including patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.

Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7CZ-UvEUXbXAnvbOCBFZA 

3) Eczema Healing
Eczema Holistic Healing

The channel owner Greg is a skin health coach giving advice on the basis of his experience with eczema in his life. In his program, the complete guide to healing eczema, the former sufferer of chronic eczema walks with you on the path to complete health, from your bones right to your outer epidermis. 

Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWP6W6Rkt7_vXWKPMztPVDg 

4) Naturally MonaLisa

Naturally Monalisa

The Channel owner MonaLisa addresses the people with eczema with her experiences and products which found helpful for curing and managing eczema symptoms

The channel focusses on two things 
1) Using natural non-toxic products to treat and prevent eczema flare-ups.
2) Sharing my experience being biracial, and my goal of learning Mandarin, Spanish, and a 5th language over the next 10-12 years.
 

Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCni2Kh8AmdHWXE071qVn6bg  

5) National Eczema Association 
Naturally Monalisa

NEA improves the health and quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support, and education. The channel contains videos addressing different subjects of eczema as well as opinion on it from different field experts

Channel Link:  https://www.youtube.com/user/NationalEczema 

Podcasts 

Podcasts are easy to absorb as you just have to plug in the episode you want to listen and you can do it along with other work like driving or cooking etc. It is an episodic series which a user can download to a personal device for easy listening or listen by streaming it on the internet. Podcasts which is specifically addressing health are addressed by field experts sharing tips and advice that required to take care of the health condition. Listed below are the few most popular Podcasts addressing eczema.

1) The Eczema Podcast 

Itchin Since 87

Founded by Abby, the Eczema Podcast is a podcast dedicated to sharing natural eczema remedies and tools to encourage healing. It is focused on and to help strengthen your mindset.

Expert practitioners including skin experts, nutritionists, dermatologists, behavioral specialists, and much more are invited in the podcast to share their deep knowledge and benefit the listeners

https://www.eczemaconquerors.com/eczema-podcast/

2) The Healthy Skin Show

The Healthy Show Podcast

 

The Clinical nutritionist, skin rash expert, and eczema warrior Jennifer Fugo explores alternative ways to look at your frustrating skin conditions.

Each episode tackles a wide range of chronic skin rash issues including (but not limited to) eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, vitiligo, and seborrheic dermatitis.

with more than 150 episodes you can listen to it from the link below

https://www.skinterrupt.com/listen/ 

Facebook Groups

Eczema Facebook groups

Facebook groups are a place to communicate about shared interests with like-minded people. The best part is that when a group is private only the member can view the postSo, it is comfortable for people to share their experiences or images which are otherwise uncomfortable to share in common space. In the group, all people may have a common problem so you may gain and share your personal experiences that may benefit you and others. The following are some of the top eczema groups where you can join share your experiences and gain information from other posts.

1) Eczema Support Group (My Eczema)

Created on Jan 2017 with more than 40k+ members, this 3-year-old group is one of the most popular eczema group on Facebook where members post their queries to get answers and share their experiences. It is a private group you can join the group by sending a request to Join

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyEczema/ 

2) Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema 

An Atopic Dermatitis group to discuss topics only related to eczema was created in March 2012 has 6200+ members. It is a quite alive and interactive group to share and gain experiences.  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/274223005988186/ 

3Eczema Triggers, Cures, Diets and Natural Remedies Research Group 

The group revolves around discovering eczema triggers and the possible cure to curb eczema and its related symptoms.  Created on March 2010 the group is intended to talk about probiotics, rotation-elimination diet, paleo diet, ketogenic diet, fecal microbiota transplant, vitamins, minerals, unrefined sea salt, water cure, salt cure, etc. Again it’s a Private group with 3k + members.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eczemacure/

4Baby and Childhood Eczema Support Group

It is a support group for parents and caregivers of babies, toddlers, and young children with eczema. It can be a frustrating minefield trying to find information and this group is a safe place to share tips and ideas regarding diet, skin and laundry products, associated allergies, mainstream or natural treatments, etc.  

The key to things to understand that not everything will work for everyone but the group emphasizes sharing, empathizing, and make suggestions so it’s not such a lonely battle. The Group was  created on September 2015 with currently 27.5k members 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/893822887366252/ 

5) Dr. Aron Eczema Treatment Discussion Group 

Though this group is an eczema discussion group the discussion is limited to the eczema treatment by Dr. Aron eczema treatment method. With more than 62.5k members the group brings together patients since March 2014, undergoing the Aron Regimen (AR) for the treatment of eczema and those who are interested in becoming a patient.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/draron

Reddit groups 

Eczema reddit

Reddit is a vast network of communities that are created, run, and populated by the people that us the users, by creating the communities, one can post, comment, vote, discuss, learn, debate, support, and connect with people who share same interests.

Every community on Reddit is defined by its users. Some of these users help manage the community as moderators. The culture of each community is shaped explicitly, by the community rules enforced by moderators, and implicitly, by the upvotes, downvotes, and discussions of its community members. 

It behaves little differently from Facebook groups like it has an option to downvote a particular post too and it creates the feed and multiple threads within the postYou can find below Reddit groups associated with eczema to share and gain experiences ask queries and give your opinions on other 

1) r/eczema (Our skin is a window to our Type 2 immune system) 

It is the most populated eczema group in Reddit created in May 2010 in the Reddit with 30k members sharing their experiences, opinions asking questions, and giving suggestions to others. 

Joining link: https://www.reddit.com/r/eczema/

2) r/EczemaCures (Natural Eczema Remedies) 

This group talks about eczema and focuses on ways to heal it naturally without steroids. You can also talk about organic eczema creams that work best for your issues and why you think they are helping you heal. The group has a strength of 1.7k members which was created in October 2018

Joining link: https://www.reddit.com/r/EczemaCures/

3) r/eczeMABs (Monoclonal AntiBody (MAB) therapies for atopic dermatitis) 

The group is specific to the discussion about biologics and monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) for atopic dermatitis. Users can share their experiences if they have used any or pose a question related to the topic to seek any advice. The group has 1.3k members and was created in October 2018 

Joining link: https://www.reddit.com/r/eczeMABs/ 

4) r/EczemaDiet (eating right for your skin) 

One of the oldest eczema groups in the Reddit created in May 2012 but is less active than other eczema groups. The group has 208 members and is focused on diet-related to eczema 

Joining link: https://www.reddit.com/r/EczemaDiet/ 

Mobile Apps

Eczema App

Managing chronic eczema is like a full-time job, to check severity, track triggers, avoid the itchiness, inflammation, and skin irritation that happens when your symptoms flare-up.  Everyone’s triggers are different, but yours may include allergens, irritants, heat, stress, food intolerances, and dry environmental conditions.

Though it’s tough but not undoable, and in this advanced technology world one may need not to fight this battle against eczema unarmed. There are certain apps that can help you get better control over your eczema symptoms. A handful of helpful ones are listed below.

1) Eczemaless

Eczemaless is a holistic AI-based eczema managing app that helps in managing eczema effectively by strict adherence to the care routine. The app helps to track his / her activities and treatment actions to ensure that the Care-plan which s/he is following is effective. EczemaLess allows the user to find the right correlation between Triggers, Eczema severity, and the care plan. 

Check eczema score merely by clicking an image of the affected area and get insights on how your Eczema, trends, over a period of time, and how various triggers exacerbate the problem and which treatment regimen helps. Compare your current condition with the previous using graphs and check different parameters in the same period. 

Generate a Summary report about how your Eczema has been doing, you can decide to share this with your Dermatologist or Physician who can determine if you are a candidate for Biologics like Dupixent or non-steroidal topical medication like Eucrisa.

Download: App store (IOS)    Google Play (Android) 

2) Eczema tracker
eczema tracker app

The app allows you to snap a photo of flare-ups. so you can see how your condition is progressing, as well as track and analyze a wealth of information relating to your allergies, triggers, and skin. 

Local pollen, weather, mold, and humidity updates can help you to anticipate what’s ahead for your skin. The app also uses your data to find trends that could lead to flare-ups. 

Eczema Tracker is only available for iOS in the Apple Store. 

Download: App Store (IOS)

3) SkyMD

SkyMD app

It’s a telemedicine app that allows you to submit images of your skin to a dermatologist so you can receive treatment (including prescriptions) and skin-care regimens

You can download the app on your phone or access it on your computer for free, but you must pay for a virtual consultation and diagnosis. Payment varies depending on the doctor and your insurance coverage.

Download: App Store (IOS GooglePlay (Android), or SkyMD.

4) iControl Eczema 

I control eczema app

This app is aimed and kids suffering from eczema. The app allows your child to track how they feel each day using emoticons on a happiness scale, describe their skin-care regimen, add notes, snap photos of their skin, and then look at the trends over time. This information can be shown to a doctor. The app also allows kids to set reminders to moisturize.

Download  App Store (IOS)  GooglePlay (Android) 

5)  Cara Care 

Cara Care app

The app focuses on the diet part of the condition. I. Although it is primarily intended for people with gastrointestinal issues, it also allows you to report on the condition of your skin.   

It takes a similar approach to personal food-symptom tracking. You enter the information about your food intake, about what you eat and when, and what problems you are having. The app allows you to then discover patterns in what you eat and the occurrence of your symptoms. 

You can then use that information in consultation with your healthcare provider. This allows you to identify any food triggers that might be causing your eczema to flare similarly it is a helpful tool if you are planning for an elimination diet. 

Download App Store (IOS)  Google Play (Android) 

Conclusion: 

So that’s all from us wherein we tried to produce before you a holistic article containing important resources related to eczema. We hope that this helps in improving the lives of people with eczema and their caregivers.

If you think that we have missed out on an important resource you are always welcome to recommend us, if we find it really helpful we shall definitely add to the list. You can reach us via email, or social media channels.

All you want to know about Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Eczema

Have you tried most of the moisturizers and topical creams for treating your eczema? And still, the symptoms are not in control? Then this blog is something you want to look forward to.

Now, we have a better understanding of what causes this chronic skin condition in the first place. That makes Eczema a complicated condition to treat and manage.

While eczema can be persistent, causing extreme discomfort, it doesn’t have to prevent eczema sufferers from living a happy life. It is always possible to improve the eczema symptoms by trying treatment methods and adapting your diet can play a critical role in doing so.

Our diet is an important medium to support and strengthen our skin. While eczema is a chronic skin condition that doesn’t have any quick fixes, our eating habits can have a positive impact on it.

Finding Food triggers

Identifying food triggers requires dedication and a lot of patience, but it’s worth it, to get that rash that itches under control. While Identifying the right diet is very crucial in eczema it is equally important to track the food that causes triggers. One of the verified ways of doing so is to try the elimination diet method. Wherein you need to maintain a diary and note down the foods you’ve eaten and how your body feels and look for patterns. Start by eliminating just one food for 3 weeks that you suspect. Similarly, Introduce one by done and note the changes.

 


 You can also log your food and track the food trigger just by clicking an image of the food using an AI-based eczema
Download Eczemaless now


The relation between Diet and Eczema

Eczema flares can be triggered by various factors in the environment. Frequent triggers include allergens, chemical irritants, high stress, sweating, obesity, dry skin, extreme temperatures, and dry climates (especially in the winter). Though with little evidence, food is one of them, many people start to feel their eczema symptoms worsens after consuming certain types of food. And Some people have even reported a reduction in their eczema symptoms by including certain foods into their diet.

The way that diet has its impact on eczema can be looked at in this perspective, eczema in a simple word is termed as skin inflammation or inflammatory skin disease. Hence, an Anti-inflammatory diet comes into consideration. Another factor which is something related to inflammatory response and closely associated with the itch, any guesses?? Histamine it is! Yes, the amount of histamine released and its tolerance in the body is something that is closely related to eczema symptoms. One of the best ways to know that your eczema symptoms are related to histamine is your Doctor will ask you to take an anti-histamine tablet when your condition is worse. If your condition improves that’s proof of a link. In such cases, a low histamine diet will really be helpful in controlling eczema exacerbation.

Hence, it is incredibly important to understand the difference between inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods. Learning to eat more anti-inflammatory foods and eliminating inflammatory foods is key to managing eczema flare-ups when it comes to diet for eczema.

What is an Anti-Inflammatory diet?

The anti-inflammatory diet is an eating plan adapted to prevent or curb the chronic inflammation in the body. Chronic Inflammation is a troublemaker, not only in eczema but a gamut of other health problems as well.

This Diet is completely based on whole plant foods. It includes vegetables, fresh fruits, legumes, intact whole grains, nuts, seeds, and non – processed foods. And the processed foods are thrown out of the picture or highly restricted.

The anti-inflammatory diet is all about filling your plate with foods that have been shown to fight inflammation and equally focusing on cutting out foods that have been shown to stimulate it.

Read more about foods to avoid in eczema as we have detailed with a list of top 10 common foods that exacerbate the eczema symptoms.

How an Anti-Inflammatory diet works

Inflammation is nothing but our body’s immune response to toxins and other foreign particles. As a natural part of metabolism, a lot of free radicals are released. In general, the inflammation subsides on its own. But in chronic cases, this inflammation remains for a longer period of time causing not only pain but also triggering chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, worsening eczema symptoms, etc

The antioxidants in anti-inflammatory diet work by reducing levels of free radicals which can lead to inflammation when they’re not held in check.

Similarly, if you are preparing to fight against histamine you want to consume more quercetin-rich foods. This compound is known to help stabilize mast cells to lower histamine levels and inflammation in addition to supporting gut health.

Anti-Inflammatory food that helps eczema

1) Vegetables

Anti Inflammatory Vegetables

 

Vegetables are rich in flavonoids and carotenoids with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Also, vitamin K in green leafy vegetables helps in reducing inflammation. It is advised to go for a rainbow that is to include vegetables of different colors at least 7 to 8 variety. You can eat them both raw and cooked, and choose organic whenever possible.

Choices

  • Dark leafy greens (spinach, collard greens, kale, Swiss chard)
  • Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, and cauliflower)
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Squashes
  • Raw and washed green salads

2) Fruits

Anti Inflammatory fruits

 

Like vegetables fruits are also rich in carotenoids and flavonoids, moreover, the pigment that gives colors to the fruits helps in fighting inflammation. Again, try to include different colors of fruits to the diet and go for fresh seasonal fruits which are low in their glycemic load have as a whole fruit or chopped into pieces

Choices

  • Berries (Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries)
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Pink grapefruit
  • Red grapes
  • Plums
  • Pomegranates
  • Cherries
  • Apples
  • Pears

3) Whole Grains

Whole grains Anti inflammatory food-min-compressed

 

Whole grains are high in fiber which also helps in reducing inflammation. Moreover, they digest slowly, reducing the frequency of spikes in blood sugar that promote inflammation. Remember the grains that are intact or in a few large pieces fall under the whole grain category and not whole-wheat bread or other products made from flour.

Choices

  • Oatmeal
  • Brown rice
  • Wild rice,
  • Buckwheat groats,
  • Barley,
  • Quinoa,
  • Steel-cut oats

4) Beans / Legumes

Beans and Legumes Anti Inflammatory food for eczema

 

Beans are glycemic food power-packed with folic acid, magnesium, potassium, and soluble fiber. They are loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances. A whole cooked can be added to your meal or the pureed form like hummus will elevate the taste of the dish.

Choices

  • Chickpeas
  • Black-eyed peas
  • Anasazi,
  • Adzuki
  • Lentils

5) Herbs / Spices

Spices and herbs Anti Inflammatory food for eczema

 

Herbs and spices are known for their anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and are used to heal inflammation for ages. Generally, herbs and spices are used to season foods and add taste to it. Turmeric and ginger are powerful natural anti-inflammatory agents. Compounds such as curcumin found in turmeric is a strong antioxidant and powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Adding it to your daily meal will be beneficial

Choices

  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Garlic (dried and fresh)
  • Chili peppers
  • Basil
  • Cinnamon
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

6) Vitamins

Vitamins essential to cure Eczema-min-compressed

 

You should maintain a proper balance of vitamins in their diet. Below Vitamins and minerals are particularly relevant for eczema:

Choices

  • Vitamin C – found in brightly colored fruit, veg, and rosehip.
  • Vitamin E – found in sunflower seeds, almonds, pine nuts, avocado, and dried apricots.
  • Vitamin D – is absorbed from sunlight when it is sunny out there. You can also supplement vitamin D throughout the winter months.
  • Vitamin K2 – Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
  • Zinc – Dark Chocolate (Less sweet)

7) Probiotics

 

Probiotic Food for eczema treatment

Probiotics are nothing but live microbes (usually bacteria) that can improve your health. They are good bacteria usually found in the lining of the digestive tract (gut). The understanding is that when you populate your gut with good bacteria through probiotic supplementation, you may be able to prevent or treat the symptoms of eczema.

Choices

  • Fortified yogurt
  • Soft cheeses (e.g. Gouda)
  • Kefir
  • Kombucha
  • Miso soup
  • Naturally fermented pickles
  • Tempeh
  • Unpasteurized sauerkraut
  • Over the Counter Probiotic Supplement (After consulting)

8) Quercetin Rich Food

 

Quercetin Anti Inflammatory property eczema

Quercetin is a flavonoid that is found in plants. Flavonoids have many health benefits but with regards to eczema, they work by reducing histamine release and boosting the skin’s ability to fight infection. That makes quercetin a powerful antioxidant with antihistamine properties that fight inflammation, helping to prevent eczema flare-ups.

Quercetin is found in onions, kale, broccoli, apples, tomatoes, green tea, and berries.

Choices

  • Leafy vegetables
  • Asparagus
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onions
  • Apples
  • Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Black and green tea
  • Berries
  • Nectarines

9) Omega 3 Fatty Acid

 

Omega 3 fatty acid for eczema treatment and cure

Omega-3 fatty acids are required for skin health. They are known for their roles in reducing inflammation due to their strong anti-inflammatory property. Selected fishes are the number one source for omega-3 fats but if you do not eat fish you can go for distilled fish oil supplements or other plant sources mentioned below.

Choices

Non-veg source

  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Herring
  • Black cod
  • Mackerel
  • Sardines
  • Anchovies

Veg source

  • Flaxseed
  • Walnuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Navy beans,
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Avocado
  • Omega-3-fortified foods (including eggs and milk)

10) Healthy fats

 

Healthy Fats helpful in eczema cure

Extra-virgin coconut oil, extra-virgin olive oil, walnuts, avocados, hemp seeds, flaxseed, flax oil. Healthy fats are those rich in either monounsaturated or omega-3 fats and thought to have the antioxidant activity absorbing the free radicals resulting in inflammation.

Choices

  • Extra-virgin coconut oil
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Walnuts
  • Avocados, Avocado oil
  • Hemp seeds
  • Flaxseed, flax oil
  • Hazelnut oils in salads
  • Dark roasted sesame oil as a flavoring for soups and stir-fries

Tips on Following an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

  1. Eat five to nine servings of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables each day.
  2. Drink lots of water to replenish your body’s moisture.
  3. Identify Allergens from your Diet
  4. Eat Oily fish, nuts seeds 3 times a week.
  5. Limit your intake of foods high in omega-6 fatty acids such as vegetable oil, beef, pork and saturated fats
  6. Try seasoning your herbs and spices that act as an anti-inflammatory agent, instead of salt to add flavor.
  7. Go for the rainbow in fruits and vegetables i.e variety of bright color fruits and vegetables
  8. Take a vitamin D supplement daily, especially in winter months. · Go for healthier protein sources, such as lean poultry, fish, soy, beans, and lentils instead of red meat
  9. Swap out margarine and vegetable oils for the healthier fats found in olive oil, nuts, and seeds.
  10. Opt for fiber-rich whole grains like oats, quinoa, brown rice, bread, and pasta that list a whole grain as the first ingredient and avoid refined grains or flour.
  11. Maintenance of healthy body weight by routine exercise, if overweight or obese weight reduction will definitely help.
  12. Don’t let stress over tale you manage your stress by meditation techniques like yoga, mindfulness, etc.

Final Thoughts

Each Individual is different, so is the skin of each person, therefore the same food can act differently in two individuals. A food acting as the key anti-inflammatory agent reducing eczema symptoms in one person can be the inflammation striker in another person. It is always best to customize the diet for each person’s unique needs.

Remember any change takes its own time, being patient is the key while looking for impact through any program. It is well said that no battle is ever won or lost on a single meal, so consistency is the key to maintaining your Anti-inflammatory diet. What’s most important is the overall pattern of how you eat. Not only eating what’s right will help but you also pay equal focus on avoiding what’s wrong.

The anti-inflammatory diet is all about filling your meals with foods that have been shown the power to fight inflammation and equally focusing on cutting out foods that have been known to contribute to it.

Choose from a variety of, antioxidant-rich foods. It can help curb inflammation in combination with care routine like moisturizing, exercise, a good night’s sleep. Looking for your best combination of the above two may improve inflammation markers and possibly reduce your risk of developing eczema symptoms.

References

-Chung, Bo Young et al. “Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis with a Low-histamine Diet.” Annals of dermatology vol. 23 Suppl 1 ,Suppl 1 (2011): S91-5. doi:10.5021/ad.2011.23.S1.S91

-Fabisiak, Adam et al. “Targeting Histamine Receptors in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Critical Appraisal.” Journal of neurogastroenterology and motilityvol. 23,3 (2017): 341-348. doi:10.5056/jnm16203

-Ricker MA, Haas WC. Anti-Inflammatory Diet in Clinical Practice: A Review. Nutr Clin Pract. 2017;32(3):318-325. doi:10.1177/08845336177

Best Rated Eczema Moisturizing Cream

Moisturizing Daily must be a key part of your routine especially when you are suffering from eczema. Effective moisturizing prevents the skin from drying. It also helps in restoring the outermost layer of the skin known as stratum corneum or commonly known as a skin barrier that protects us from dehydration and skin infection 

While in-store looking for the best moisturizer for your eczema you may come across a number of products all promising to give relief from itch and dry skin. Well, it is obvious to get attracted to the bold marketing words on the package but the true value lies in reading the ingredients of the product. 

which moisturizer to choose

To ease your job of selecting the right moisturizer, we have got the list of products that preferred by the people to moisturize their skin with Eczema.  

Following are the brands rank wise that people preferred most with Ingredients mentioned

  1. Cerave 
  2. Aveeno 
  3. Cetaphil 
  4. Eucerin
  5. Curel 
  6. Neutrogena 
  7. Vanicream 
  8. E45 
  9. Avene 
  10. Coconut Oil 

Wherein Cerave, Aveeno and Cetaphil occupied the top three positions in people’s opinions.

Let us see what makes this brand a perfect eczema moisturizing cream manufacturer  

Cerave  

Eczema Creamy Oil 

Cerave features a product called Cerave Eczema creamy oil which specifically for people suffering from Atopic Dermatitis. The product is formulated with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and safflower oil to help moisturize dry skin and keep it comfortable. 

What does Cerave Moisturizer contain? 

  • Water 
  • Isononyl Isononanoate 
  • Propylheptyl Caprylate 
  • Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate 
  • Glycerin 
  • Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil 
  • Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil 
  • Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil 
  • Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil 
  • Magnesium Sulfate 
  • Sorbitan Monooleate 
  • Ceramide 3 
  • Ceramide 6 II 
  • Ceramide 1 
  • Niacinamide 
  • Sodium PCA 
  • Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract 
  • Allantoin 
  • Hyaluronic Acid 
  • Sodium Hydroxide 
  • Xanthan Gum 
  • Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate 
  • Tocopheryl Acetate 
  • Tocopherol 
  • Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate 
  • Phytosphingosine 
  • Cholesterol 
  • Carbomer 
  • Phenoxyethanol 
  • Ethylhexylglycerin 

Top user Comment:

I love using CeraVe for my body, and First Aid Beauty (FAB) Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer for my face. I’ve never tried using CeraVe on my face, but I might give it a shot. It makes my arms and legs feel silky smooth, so I’m a big fan.

Aveeno 

Eczema therapy Daily Moisturizing cream  

Aveeno Eczema moisturizing cream

Aveeno’s this product for eczema focuses on renewing and reviving dry itchy skin. Colloidal oatmeal is the special and key ingredient in the cream to nourish and restore the skin’s protective function. 

What does Aveeno Moisturizer contain? 

  • Colloidal Oatmeal 1 
  • Water 
  • Glycerin 
  • Panthenol 
  • Distearyldimonium Chloride 
  • Petrolatum 
  • Isopropyl Palmitate 
  • Cetyl Alcohol 
  • Dimethicone 
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil 
  • Steareth-20, Benzalkonium Chloride 
  • Ceramide NP 
  • Sodium Chloride 
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract

Top user comment:

I used to have oily skin, but then I got prescribed an acne treatment, so now my skin is quite dry and oily at the same time. Every night I use the Aveeno daily moisturizing body lotion on my face and neck and it works wonders for me:)

Cetaphil 

Restoraderm Eczema Soothing Moisturizer 

Cetaphil Eczema Cream

This Cetaphil product for Eczema is formulated with a unique combination of colloidal oatmeal, ceramide and patented Filaggrin technology™ to hydrate and calm dry itchy, eczema and atopic prone skin. 

What does Cetaphil Moisturizer contain? 

  • Colloidal Oatmeal 1% 
  • Allantoin 
  • Arginine 
  • Behenyl AlcoholButyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter 
  • Caprylic/Capric 
  • Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol 
  • Ceramide NP 
  • Ceteareth-20 
  • Cetearyl Alcohol 
  • Cetyl Alcohol 
  • Citric Acid 
  • Cyclopentasiloxane 
  • Dimethiconol 
  • Disodium EDTA 
  • Disodium Ethylene 
  • Dicocamide PEG-15 
  • Disulfate 
  • Glycerin 
  • Glyceryl Stearate 
  • Glyceryl Stearate Citrate 
  • Helianthus Annuus 
  • (Sunflower) Seed Oil 
  • Niacinamide 
  • Panthenol 
  • Pentylene Glycol 
  • Sodium Hyaluronate 
  • Sodium PCA 
  • Sodium Polyacrylate 
  • Sorbitol 
  • Tocopheryl Acetate 
  • Water 

Top user Comment: 

Cetaphil cleanser and daily moisturizer have been my HG for 18 years.

Eucerin 

Eczema Relief Body Cream

Eucerin Eczema Cream

Eucerin Eczema Relief Body Cream is a clinically proven moisturizing formula that relieves and fortifies dry, itchy eczema-prone skin. This fast-absorbing eczema cream is enriched with Colloidal Oatmeal (a skin protectant), Ceramide-3, and Licochalcone (a licorice root extract). This soothing moisturizing cream is gentle enough for everyday use and helps strengthen the skin’s protective barrier. 

What does Eucerin Moisturizer contain?

  • Colloidal Oatmeal 1% (Skin Protectant) 
  • Water   
  • Glycerin   
  • Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil   
  • Mineral Oil   
  • Cetyl Alcohol   
  • Glyceryl Stearate   
  • Caprylic-Capric-Triglyceride   
  • Octyldodecanol   
  • Cetyl Palmitate   
  • PEG-40 Stearate   
  • Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract   
  • Ceramide NP   
  • 1-2-Hexanediol   
  • Phenoxyethanol   
  • Piroctone Olamine   
  • Caprylyl Glycol   
  • Ethylhexylglycerin   
  • Benzyl Alcohol   
  • Citric Acid 

Curel 

Itch Defence 

Curel Eczema moisturizing cream

 

Curél® Itch Défense® Lotion, targeted towards dry skin has Advanced Ceramide Complex which restores skin’s ceramide levels to help retain moisture and prevent symptoms of dry, itchy skin from returning. It gives a special claim that it can be used for people with eczema. 

What does Cruel Lotion contain? 

  • Water 
  • Glycerin 
  • Petroleum 
  • Tapioca starch 
  • Cetearyl alcohol 
  • PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer 
  • Dimethicone 
  • Behentrimonium Chloride 
  • Isopropyl palmitate 
  • PPG-15 Stearylether 
  • Propylene glycol Isostearate 
  • Panthenol 
  • Methylparaben 
  • Benzalkonium chloride 
  • Ethylparaben 
  • Olea europaea (Olivefruit oil 
  • Cetyl-PG hydroxyethyl Palmitamide 
  • Butyrospermum parkii (Sheabutter 
  •  Tocopheryl acetate 
  • Bis-Methoxypropylamido Isodocosane 

Neutrogena 

Oil-Free Moisture 

Neutrogena Eczema Cream

This lightweight, water-based formula of Neutrogena is gentle, the fragrance-free and hypoallergic nature makes it effective for even sensitive skin. It is oil-free and non-comedogenic. 

What does Neutrogena Moisturizer contain? 

  • Water 
  • C12-15 alkyl benzoate 
  • Carbomer 
  • Cetyl Alcohol 
  • Cyclomethicone 
  • Diazolidinyl Urea 
  • Dimethicone 
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate 
  • Ethylparaben 
  • Glycerin 
  • Glyceryl Stearate 
  • Isopropyl Isostearate 
  • Methylparaben 
  • PEG-10 Soy Sterol 
  • PEG-100 Stearate 
  • Petrolatum 
  • Propylparaben 
  • Sodium Hydroxide 
  • Soybean Glycine Soja Sterols 
  • Tetrasodium EDTA 

Vanicream 

Moisturizing Cream 

 

It’s a non-greasy moisturizing cream that is easy to spread, quickly absorbed and non-comedogenic. It Helps restore and maintain a normal moisture level. Soothes red, irritated, cracking or itchy skin.  Ideal for skin associated with atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, ichthyosis, and winter itch. Apart from Cream, the product is also available in the lotion and ointment versions. 

What does Vanicream contain? 

  • Purified water,  
  • Petrolatum 
  • Sorbitol,  
  • Cetearyl alcohol,  
  • Propylene glycol,  
  • Peteareth-20,  
  • Simethicone 
  • Glyceryl stearate,  
  • PEG-30 stearate, s 
  • Sorbic acid,  
  • BHT 

Top user comment: 

I recently switched to Vanicream, and I am loving the Lite Lotion and the Moisturizer!

E45 

E45 Moisturizing Lotion 

E45 Moisturising Lotion

E45 is a dermatologically tested Perfume-Free Lotion which is a light daily dry skin moisturizer that’s perfect for everyday use all over the body, to keep your skin feeling soft, supple and hydrated. E45 Moisturising Lotion contains Medilan™, a purified, hypoallergenic form of lanolin with excellent moisturizing properties. It soothes, protects the skin and more importantly suitable for sensitive skin too.

What does E45 Moisturizing Lotion contain? 

  • Aqua 
  • Petrolatum 
  • Isopropyl Palmitate 
  • Paraffinum Liquidum 
  • Glyceryl Stearate 
  • Ceteth-20 
  • Hypoallergenic Anhydrous Lanolin (Medilan™) 
  • Phenoxyethanol 
  • Methylparaben 
  • Hydroxyethylcellulose 
  • Carbomer 
  • Propylparaben 
  • Sodium Hydroxide 
  • BHT 

Avene 

Skin Recovery Cream RICH 

Avene’s RICH moisturizing cream is formulated with minimal ingredients for the highest level of tolerance for hypersensitive and irritated skin. It is formulated with minimal ingredients for maximum tolerance and helps reduce inflammation and reactivity protecting the skin’s barrier 

What does Avene Moisturizer contain? 

  • Aven thermal spring water 
  • Mineral oil 
  • Glycerin 
  • Squalene 
  • Dimethicone 
  • Glyceryl Stearate 
  • Behenyl alcohol 
  • Serine 
  • Butyrospermum parkii (Sheabutter 
  • Carbomer 
  • Tetrasodium EDTA 
  • Triethanolamine 
  • Water 
  • Xantham gum

Top user comment:

I used Avène for a few years and absolutely zero irritation too, they have great products as well.

Hope this article helps you find the best eczema moisturizer that suits your skin. It was possible because of the contribution of the users and readers like you. In case you feel any product that should be listed under this heading please leave us in the comment. Also, let us know your story about how these products helped you recover from poor skin conditions to inspire fellow readers.