My 3 1/2 month old daughter started developing eczema on her cheeks about a month ago, so I quickly came here to find out what could be causing it and realized it was food allergies. I was already following a very strict diet free from gluten, dairy, soy and corn, but I realized I should try taking out eggs and peanuts. I've seen a significant improvement, especially when I started using shea butter all throughout the day to moisturize her cheeks. But it's not completely better, and I'm thinking I should try taking out all nuts (I was still eating almonds for snacks).
Here's my question: if the eczema is minimal but it seems like she's mildly allergic to additional foods aside from those I've already taken out, is this a reason to continue my efforts for perfectly clear skin? In other words, is eczema evidence that there's some deeper health issue going on that I would be exacerbating if I continue to eat foods that produce a little redness?
My diet is already limited because I have colitis (I can't eat anything raw or eat sweet potatoes or bananas or tomatoes, for example), and I'm concerned about getting adequate nutrition if I continue to take out foods. But having my daughter healthy is the most important thing!