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We saw the dermatologist today about eczema, and he said that it is unrelated to diet.  However, the last 4 days I ate primarily millet, apples, and cucumbers, and baby's skin made vast improvements. 

What can I eat on an elimination diet/ rotation diet as a vegan, and still get enough calories to exclusively breast feed?

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Those are a lot of limitations.  I wouldn't feel comfortable doing and elimination diet without seeing a really good nutritionist (which can be hard to come by!)   Something like 80% of eczema is NOT diet related (more likely environmental).  

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; Something like 80% of eczema is NOT diet related (more likely environmental).  


I have a really hard time believing that, especially for a baby (environmental allergies don't usually appear that young.) Can you share where you found that statistic?

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; Something like 80% of eczema is NOT diet related (more likely environmental).  




I have a really hard time believing that, especially for a baby (environmental allergies don't usually appear that young.) Can you share where you found that statistic?


I agree with you.  However the stats could still be true depending on what they were evaluating (like for a sensitivity they may not control for the delay or some silly nonsense.)

 

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Review: special diets, including egg and cow’s milk exclusion, a few-foods diet, and an elemental diet, are not effective in unselected cases of atopic eczemaEvid Based Med 2008;13:138

 

This is one (though it is a paid site, you may be able to find the study elsewhere)

 

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1398-9995.2008.01917.x/full

 

Which states "Food allergy may be an important factor in up to 20% of children with atopic eczema under 4 years (2)." which would mean that 80% it is not an important factor.

 

 

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yes, I totally believe that they came up with that.  I just don't believe the numbers for myself.  I've seen too much evidence to the contrary.  I'm NOT saying that all eczema is food allergies at all, just that 20% seems way off base.

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I have 2 kids, one with a long list of FA and has never had eczema.  One with NO FA's and has eczema.  I don't' put a ton of stock in stats BUT in our case it's true :)  That said, I believe DD's are environmental issues.  Trying to track that down is another issue!

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I don't believe that all or even most kids with FA will have eczema.  our systems can all be affected in very different ways!

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