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What causes your eczema to flare up? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: gellerman55, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 07

Any food rich in hevein and its chemical cousins causes my eczema to flare up, so basically, most fruits and some vegetables. I have a latex food allergy and can eat 31 things.

Comment from: Saba, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 04

I inherited this eczema from my mom. It gets worse if I eat black pepper seafood, chicken, beef, eggplant, coffee jaggery, etc. I used different ointments but no use. I am currently using urine, it is better than costly ointments.

Comment from: Bruce, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 12

I had a concussion and now I seem to understand a lot of things including the immune system. Eczema is an autoimmune disorder. It is an imbalance in your immune system in your gut, you have to balance your gut. Putting creams and ointments is only treating the symptom not the cause. My grandson is staying with us a lot, he is 22, and for the first time for a whole year he has no eczema symptoms. He is eating what I eat and balances his immune system. Like I did with mine. I somehow fixed his eczema.

Comment from: Taj Mohd, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: August 25

I had this unknown allergy, and two years later it was told by the doctor that I have eczema. Unknowingly I had used Dettol on my face and the infection was just double the next morning. I am still having it, I don't know when it will be cured.


Eczema (also atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis) is a general medical term for many types of skin inflammation. See Answer

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