Advice on controlling eczema flare ups

When you feel your eczema is creeping up on you you need to ensure your body is not fueling it with more toxins.

Cut out white sugar or reduce it at a minimum

Cut out processed foods

Increase water intake

Increase Green salad

Reduce citric based foods

Reduce dairy

Reduce gluten

Doesn’t cure it but sure does help to relieve the flare up from going full throttle for me!

6 Responses to “Advice on controlling eczema flare ups”
  1. matt says:

    If the flare ups are really bad and weepy, according to my dr. pro-topic is a last resort go to kind of thing. I would bring it up next time you visit the docs and see what they have to say about it. Would be interesting to see what you have to say / think of it too!

    I just eat pretty much anything and everything (except shellfish) and don’t take any vitamins. Just lots of Diprobase and a Nivea face moisturiser daily and pro-topic to control flare ups on my face (every evening) and betamathasone (whenever required) for any flare ups other than face.

    I am almost certain I read somewhere that there is a cure out there for eczema but it is currently in trial stages which may take a number of years before it is readily available. Fingers crossed it’s true!

    Happy New Year everyone!


    • Yeah the article I posted found a genetic mutation which can hopefully be fixed! It would be nice to know my kids don’t have to suffer through this sometimes. ..

      Regarding protopic what are the side effects? Doctors always prescribe me steroids. … My skin now doesn’t weep like it used to. Mine goes red, raises up and is very rough and reptile like! Not nice at all. And the itch on my neck when is bad is just along for scratching!

      Happy New Year πŸ˜€


    • Also I never used to watch my diet, but my body feels so much better now for eating cleaner! Don’t get me wrong I indulge as cutting everything it would just be torture! But cutting sugar has definitely helped to reduce the itch for me! Gluten based foods isolate my bowels but I take a prebiotic drink for that and out works wonders πŸ™‚ I still eat alot just make sure I’m getting the good stuff into my diet πŸ™‚ I used to be a junk food only type of girl hence changing my ways was much needed πŸ™‚


  2. Danni says:

    I use Pro topic too on flare ups. πŸ™‚ Good stuff.
    I loved this post but I have to take issue with the dairy thing. I don’t eat dairy, never have and I still have flare ups. I’m Vitamin D deficient so I take a ton of Vitamins but I just can’t stand thick dairy products, I know people say to change your diet, blah blah blah but I have had eczema for 40 years and that never really helped. I still got and still do get flare ups no matter what which really sucks.
    I do well with raw Shea and natural soap- this is about it- nothing ever stopped it after spending thousands on everything you could imagine. Natural soap and shea help the best.


    • Thanks for your comment. Yes in general dairy doesn’t affect me but when my skin flares I reduce my Gluten and dairy. I also take Vit d3 tablets but I’m trialing those so can’t be sure they’ve helped as of yet :s I tried Shea and unfortunately for me it didn’t work greatly to reduce the flares. ..I’m still on the search. Glad it works for you though πŸ™‚ I have never been offered protopic…. My dr isn’t my most favorite person. .. always offers steroids that’s it.


  3. matt says:


    Been a while since I checked back here. I posted or commented previously on my flare ups directly on the whole face and severe weeping. Well, in the past year and numerous hospital visits to specialists, we have managed to keep things under control with constant usage of a cream/ointment called ‘pro-topic’. Have you ever heard of it? It is doing wonders in keeping my condition at bay, but if I don’t use it for a few days, I can feel the flare ups returning. However, it has been a year plus now and it is looking like I will be a life long user of ‘pro-topic’ but I don’t mind at all if it is keeping my severe flare ups on my face away (touch wood).



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