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Posted on: October 17, 2018 by Louise
Dry, itchy and cracked skin are just some of the unpleasant symptoms which come with eczema a common skin condition. While typical creams are usually recommended as treatment, they don’t always work for everyone. Some experts say taking supplements can help soothe flare-ups.
Marlene Hochstrasser from Devon Allergy Clinic recommends supplements containing certain vitamins and minerals. With the cold, damp weather upon us skin conditions such as eczema can be triggered or worsened.
While your GP can offer you topical creams and antihistamines to stop the itching, some health experts including Marlene recommend taking these 2 supplements to soothe sore skin.
Research has found that turmeric, (best known for its use in Asian food) can lessen eczema symptoms.
Several studies have shown a significant improvement in the severity of the effects of skin disease in people who take turmeric.
“One 2015 study from Pakistan found that topical formulations containing turmeric eased itchiness, swelling and redness in eczema patients.
The Devon Allergy Clinic have created their own turmeric supplement which can be purchased here.
Daily doses of three to four grams have been used in eczema research studies, with positive results.
An essential fatty acid that have many benefits to the body.
People with eczema often have significantly lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids so by
increasing omega-3 in the diet can help reduce inflammation in the body and significantly improve the symptoms of itchy skin by helping the skin to maintain fluidity and flexibility. Buy Omega-3 supplements from The Devon Allergy Clinic here.