Eczema treatment – the best dinner food you should be adding to your shopping list

Eczema is a long-term condition that causes the skin to become dry, itchy, red and cracked, according to the NHS. But, regularly eating fish could be key to relieving your eczema symptoms, it's been claimed.

Eczema is a very common condition that tends to come and go, dependent on the weather, and the health of your skin.

Young children are most at risk of developing eczema symptoms, but it could also develop in later life.

If you have eczema, your symptoms can vary between small patches of dry skin, to widespread, inflamed areas of cracked skin.

But one of the easiest ways to avoid itchy eczema pain is to eat fish.

Fish is a natural anti-inflammatory food that is ideal for relieving your eczema symptoms.

Inflammation is one of the key causes of eczema, according to medical website Medical News Today.

But there are certain foods that specifically protect against inflammation, including fish.

For the perfect anti-inflammatory dinner, try eating fish, with a side of vegetables or leafy greens.

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"Home remedies and natural treatments can soothe the dry, itching skin that comes with eczema," it said.

"Eczema is an inflammatory condition, which means that it causes inflamed, red, sore skin.

"Certain foods can cause or reduce inflammation in the body, and making a few key dietary changes could help diminish eczema flares.

"Examples of anti-inflammatory foods include fish, leafy greens, beans and lentils, colourful fruits, vegetables, [and] turmeric and cinnamon."

But, there are also some foods that you should avoid, or risk painful eczema flare-ups, it added.

Common inflammatory foods include eggs, dairy, soy and wheat.

Cutting back on the amount of inflammatory foods in your diet may help to prevent flare-ups.

Some people are more susceptible to developing symptoms after eating certain foods, so it may be worth keeping a food diary to keep track of your symptoms after each meal.

There isn't a specific cure for eczema, but some eczema treatments may help to reduce the itchy signs of eczema at home.

Emollients and creams could be found at your local pharmacy to treat dry skin.

Keeping nails short and wearing light clothing over affected areas could help to reduce damage from habitual scratching.

Speak to a pharmacist if you're worried about the signs of eczema, or for advice on the best over-the-counter eczema treatments.

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