Thursday, September 11, 2008

Baby Eczema - 3 Things to Help You Prevent Food Allergies in Your Baby That Has Eczema

These food ideas will help you to protect your baby from becoming sick with food allergies that affect eczema.

When weaning your baby, it may be a good idea to test him for food allergies at the same time. To do this, you would introduce a new food and then wait for at least 4 days to see if there is a reaction before you introduce a new food. On the fifth day if there is no reaction, you can then introduce a new food.

This would be a good method of introducing your baby to food. It would involve less trial and error and much less distress to your baby from eczema.

Food recommendations

You will want to be careful to follow infant dietary guidelines in relation to when you can add certain foods to his diet. Whenever you are dealing with a baby, you will want to wait at least he is six months old before giving him any solid food.


Be aware of this particular fact. It may be helpful when you are considering the type of your child's eczema. What you need to know is that in only 30% of children with eczema, the eczema is caused by a food allergy.

Of all the cases of eczema in children and adults food is only a factor 10% of the time. This means that once you take care to avoid these basic food items, you should be alright.

Keep in mind, that this list of foods to avoid is not exhausted. The foods talked about here are only the major threats to your young baby that has eczema.

Omega-3 acids will help

While there are many things that you will want to avoid, there are also some that you would want to include. One of these is omega-3 acids. Omega-3 acids can be found in fish oils. If your baby has eczema, it would be good for him to have cod liver oil.

If he receives the oils in liquid form when he is young he would learn to easily tolerate drinking this thick liquid that other children would become nauseated when drinking.

What the omega-3 acids will do is make sure that his skin cells do not become dehydrated.

Before you just go giving him fish oils, talk to the health care providers that are looking after you and your child, and let them know that this is what you have in mind to do.

By Broyde McDonald

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