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Cod Liver Oil and Eczema
Cod Liver Oil | Essential Fatty Acids | EFA | Fish | DietEczema is a chronic skin condition characterised by inflamed, itchy, red scaly patches and blisters, with two main types; atopic eczema and contact dermatitis.

Atopic Eczema

Atopic Eczema is common in babies on the face, creases of the elbows, neck, knees and bottom. Most children grow out of the condition by the time they are teenagers, however at the time it can be an agony of itchy, cracked and bleeding skin.

Stress, anxiety and some foods can make symptoms worse and conventional treatment includes emolients, steroid, antibiotic and antihistamine drugs.

Many believe that diet plays an important role in controlling eczema as certain foods can cause an intolerance or allergy which increases the severity of skin conditions. Foods such as dairy produce, what, nuts, tomatoes or fish are usually to blame.

However, eczema can be caused by other factors than diet such as environmental factors (house dust mites for example) or inherited genetic traits.

Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is usually an allergic reaction to something skin comes in contact with, such as a liquid, metal or other object. Treatment is usually carried out with a low-dose steroid cream and avoidance of the irritating substance.

Cod Liver Oil and Eczema

Supplementing the diet with Cod Liver Oil and Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) can overcome or improve eczema because they inhibit the production of inflammatory prostaglandins in the body. A combination of Omega-6s and Omega-3s work effectively when used together for eczema with Evening Primrose Oil being a preferred source of Omega-6 and Fish Oil for Omega-3.

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