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Carbs & Eczema

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Sam1970, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Sam1970

    Sam1970 Type 2 · Active Member

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    I've had atopic eczema all my life (over 40 years) and I've been low carbing for the last 9 weeks. Last week I cheated and had a bowl of cheeselets....my fave christmas treat and the next day had a huge flare up of eczema on my face...swollen dry and sore. It's taken me aweek to get it under control...has anybody else had a skin reaction if they have eaten carbs, wheat after low carbing? Thanks.
     
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    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I suddenly developed eczema about 5-6 years ago. I've noticed over the last 15 months, since I have been low carbing, that it seems to have almost vanished. Fructose seems to set it off most.
     
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    robertconroy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wheat sensitivity is the #1 cause of eczema and a lot more. Read Wheat Belly by William Davis
     
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    Milk sets off psoriasis, with me. Cream and butter don't, so I think it is the whey.

    Processed meats give me eczema. Cheap bacon, etc. I think it is the preservatives.
     
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    s_k_s Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting. My kids have had eczema since birth so it does make wonder.
     
  6. Sam1970

    Sam1970 Type 2 · Active Member

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    It is back on the straight and narrow and no flare ups! One day i'll be brave enough to test the theory lol
     
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