Medical evidence links gluten allergies/intolerances as a cause of eczema flareups, studies have shown. According to the National Eczema Association and the Livestrong Foundation, people with eczema may potentially have an allergy or intolerance to foods containing gluten. The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but allergies, the environment and other substances can aggravate it. In particular, having a wheat or gluten allergy may trigger eczema, according to the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.
What is gluten? It’s a substance that is responsible for giving dough its elastic texture. Gluten will mostly be found in anything containing wheat, especially breads and pastas. Although cutting gluten out of your diet sounds difficult, it’s very possible. Keep an eye out for my follow up blog about eating gluten-free on a budget. The blog will also contain information on how to ease into going gluten-free so cutting out that bread cold turkey won’t give you withdrawals!
-Sources: National Eczema Association, Livestrong Foundation, Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.
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