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Dieting and Eczema

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I saw a nutritionist and I went on a pure vegetarian diet for a month and that made a drastic difference. However it's hard for me to get used to that lifestyle and as soon as I turned back to eating "normally" i started getting flare ups.

I think hot showers is one of the catalysts for me and at the same time a temporary way of soothing when I get irritations.

i was given a cream from a dermatologist and it works great for areas but overall i can never be 100%. It really sucks.

I believe stress is a major cause as well. I get flare ups if I'm overly stressed.
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I think my excema on my hands was triggered by using harsh detergents. I had a temporary job in a culinary field where I was constantly cleaning and sanitizing my equipment. Even after leaving this job, I still suffer, but not as bad. My hands crack, itch, and just plain hurt! They are embarrassing and I often try to hide them. I think I always had the tendency to get this because I have always had issues with my elbows, but now my hands are a major problem. I got some cream from a doctor and it has helped, but not completely. As for trying an "elimination" diet, I don't think I have the patience! On another one of these threads, someone suggested Noxema--using it like cream and not washing it off. (Apparantly, according to this person who posted, it was originally developed for this purpose! see the name"no xcema") I haven't tried it yet but I plan on buying some tomorrow and giving it a whirl.
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