You may want to consider adopt a healing eczema diet to help you reverse your itchy symptoms, as an alternative or complementary approach to conventional topical steroid treatments. While topical steroids can help provide you with instant reliefs from your eczema symptoms, they produce various long term side effects. Steroids are also best used for a limited period only. If you have not realized it by now, steroids only treat your symptoms. Your eczema outbreaks come back again and again. So you were never ever cured in the first place.

When you are stuck in an itch-scratch-itch cycle, you not only suffer from physical trauma but emotional ones too. At this stage, your skin becomes red, irritated and inflammed. Your eczema can also become weepy, with pus coming out. With your appearance affected, you feel depressed and withdraw from all social activities.

In your desperation to stop scratching, you may even be tempted to buy the dozens of miracle creams touted on the web as cures. However, many of these are gimmicks. Some of these creams also contain steroids, ingredients that you had wanted to avoid in the first place. Just imagine the double dosage of steroids that you subject your skin to, if you had not seen through the hoax and had used both the cream and your topical steroid applications.

An eczema diet that helps you heal from within is a better solution. It involves eliminating eczema trigger foods for you, cleansing to remove toxins, correcting vitamin and mineral deficiencies as well as proper food selections to promote healthy digestion.

Atopic eczema is often linked to food allergies. Specific foods that you eat can trigger a reaction. Hence, going on an eczema diet that involves not taking foods that you are allergic to, can be extremely helpful.

Natural health experts are of the view that eczema is a sign of high toxicity. Toxicity of the body comes because of the unhealthy foods that we eat, polluted air that we breathe in and the harsh chemicals that we expose ourselves to. Our bodies are equipped to handle some amount of detoxification but problems occur when there is an overload of toxins due to increased acidity. The organs that are involved in the removal of waste such as the liver, kidney and colon start to slow down and become sluggish. Waste accumulates in the body and toxins in the internal bloodstream result in a condition that shows up on the external skin - eczema.

Hence, a cleansing eczema diet is necessary to assist in the removal of excess waste. It is important to give your body a chance to remove the excess toxic materials so that it can then repair itself.

Eczema can also be a sign that you lack essential vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are necessary in the formation of healthy skin; a lack of them would result in dry, cracking skin that takes a long time to heal. One such nutrient that helps give skin its elasticity and hence prevent dryness is essential fatty acids. Hence, consider obtaining these nutrients in the form of natural foods or supplementation and include them in your eczema diet.

All the years of eating highly processed and convenience foods with little nutrition may have robbed you of the necessary vitamins and minerals that you needed for optimum health. Instead, switch to consuming whole and organic foods for your daily eczema diet, to prevent dry skin ever again.

Steroids can only treat you at the skin level. They do not provide with you with a cure. Adopting an eczema diet is a natural approach that helps you heal from within for a more complete reversal of symptoms. Other benefits of going on this diet also include more energy, fewer allergies, reduced headaches as well as a stronger immune system.

Author's Bio: 

Evelyn Lim is the author of Eczema Diet Secrets. An eczema sufferer who has managed to reverse her symptoms, she also publishes a newsletter on Eczema Natural Remedy. Gain access to free tips, her story and reviews on natural skin care products here at