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.
“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.
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