Dry, itchy, red, blistery skin, also commonly known as eczema affects nearly one-third of the U.S. population. This is according to a population-based survey conducted by the Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University. The survey found that an estimated 31.6 million Americans have met the empirical symptom criteria for eczema, that’s defined by itching/scratching and red /inflamed rashes or excessive dryness/scaling.
Furthermore, the Department of Dermatology concluded that most of these cases have not been diagnosed by a physician, indicating that the symptoms are undertreated and/or being managed by some other means.
So, what are some other means of treating eczema? Perhaps through your diet? As it turns out, diet may be a key factor in treatment. Here are some foods experts say should be avoided.