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can changing my diet help my eczema or dermatitis?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes.: If you know what makes it worse, avoiding these foods can make it better.
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: You may be deficient in zinc, gla, ala, or dha and epa. This can be tested for with a serum zinc level (do with serum copper), and a comprehensive free fatty acid panel. Both zinc and copper should be within normal ranges but we want zinc to be slightly higher than copper.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
See an allergist: A better use of your money would be to see an allergist or a dermatologist. They can help determine the cause of your dermatitis.

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