Eczema comes with pain and uncomfortable skin. There’s so many things that I want to do, or even NEED to do, but I’m experiencing too much discomfort or pain.
I want to do my daily house chores. I can’t.
I want to cook delicious food. I can’t.
I want to exercise or go for a nice walk outside. I can’t.
I want to respond to my friend’s e-mail(s). I can’t.
I want to spend “quality time” with my partner. I can’t.
Sometimes I’ll tackle these things (with significant effort), but will often get distracted with scratching myself to death or picking at my skin. Hell, even typing out this post took wayyyy longer than it should.
Hi Joyce. Hope you are well. I’m sorry to hear that you have eczema, but it’s a great thing that you’re taking initiative. I’ll do my best to answer your question. What is it that you’d like to know?
In terms of an alkaline diet, the thing that I do most is:
- Increase green leafy vegetables
- Avoid meat, but not fish
- Eliminate junk food such as soda, chips, fried foods, and desserts
It’s not easy to do, and it will take some time, but start small and work your way up. Make a goal one week and increase it every so often. How I started was that I avoided junk food first. Then I made the goal of having a raw fruit and raw vegetable serving per day. Avoiding meat was next. Now my diet is pretty vegetarian (minus having fish, which has essential fatty oils which are good for skin). It’s also important that you don’t ‘beat yourself’ if you relapse. Relapse is very normal. The important thing is resilience - don’t give up! Hope this helps. Stay strong!
Okay, so I’ve been wearing a gold ring for as long as I can remember. I think my mother gave it to me when I was 14 years old. I’ve had it on since forever and I don’t remember ever taking it off (except during one year when my eczema was really bad on my hands).
Anyway, this ring on my finger has been on my left middle-finger for years and years. Now it’s too big for it… I’ve actually had to move it to my slightly fatter middle-finger on my right hand. Why am I getting skinnier?!
Did you know that there are several ways to test for allergies? I think finding out what you’re allergic to is an important step to add to your treatment plan. Know your triggers so you can avoid them. Here are the different types of allergy tests:
- Scratch Test
- Patch Test
- Blood Test
- Food Challenge Test
I have had all tests except the Food Challenge Test (first I’ve heard of it). The results indicate that I am allergic to cats, dogs, dust mites, and grass. Avoiding dust mites is challenging, but the doctors have plenty of suggestions and will be able to direct you to great resources.
It’s official! I got a job offer in Vancouver and I’ll be moving to B.C. soon. I’m so excited! It has always been my goal to move back eventually and now it’s finally becoming a reality.
I’m sure the ocean air and moderate temperature will be better for my skin too.
Appreciate your input! I’m sure it’ll be helpful for everyone else reading this too :)
This ask was in response to this post.
So in terms of your eczema situation, what has worked for you best?
I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I created this Tumblr blog. Wow does one year go by so quickly.
Whenever you review images of food or a menu, do you ever play the one game of picking out the dishes you cannot eat due to certain ingredients?
It ends up being just me spewing out the “no-can-do” items.
Meat. Cheese. Artificial colour. Fried. Yeast. Caffeine.
Part of the challenges of a restricted diet.