Childhood Eczema Linked to Asthma

July 9, 2008

Both eczema and asthma are auto-immune, pro-inflammatory diseases and are some how linked. Even though the underlying common mechanisms between the two aren’t understood working in general with an anti-inflammatory diet may help a great deal. Omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil and citrus fruits high in antioxidant filled bioflavinoids are also as well.

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20080807-17623.html

“The incidence of asthma in people from the ages of 8 to 44 who had childhood eczema, was nearly double that of people who had never had eczema,’’ Dr Burgess said.

http://uninews.unimelb.edu.au/articleid_5266.html

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Omega 3 DHA oil Lessens Eczema

June 11, 2008

A study in the “British Journal of Dermatology” shows the effects of Omega 3 DHA improving the effects of eczema by 23%. The subjects took 5400 mg daily of DHA for 8 weeks.

“Our data suggest that dietary DHA could be bioactive and might have a beneficial impact on the outcome of atopic eczema, but our results need to be confirmed in a larger study,”

Source: British Journal of Dermatology
Volume 158, Issue 4, Page 786-792, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2007.08430.x
“Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation in atopic eczema: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial”
Authors: C. Koch, S. Dölle, M. Metzger, C. Rasche, H. Jungclas, R. Rühl, H. Renz, M. Worm