Eczema is a general term for itchy, dry skin conditions and the most common is atopic eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. According to the NHS, atopic eczema causes the skin to become itchy, dry, cracked and sore. “Some people only have small patches of dry skin, but others may experience widespread inflamed skin all over the body,” explains the health body.
White flour products give a lighter texture to muffins, cakes and cookies and a flakier crust to pies and pastries, according to medical website LiveStrong.
“Also called refined flour, white flour has had many of its nutrients and most of its fibre removed during processing, the health body said.
The survey also found that people reported improvements in their skin when excluding gluten and nightshades.
Potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants are all common nightshades.
“It may not be healthy to cut these foods from your diet, especially in young children who need the calcium, calories and protein from these foods,” says the health body.
As it explains, if a GP suspects a food allergy, you may be referred to a dietitian (a specialist in diet and nutrition).
They can help to work out a way to avoid the food you’re allergic to while ensuring you still get all the nutrition you need.
Alternatively, you may be referred to a hospital specialist, such as an immunologist, dermatologist or paediatrician, adds the NHS.