Dry Skin Rash - Monitor your Skin Reaction

By: Janet Simpson

I suffered with eczema most of my childhood and adult life.

For me, one day was like any other day. But when I started experimenting with foods I needed to keep a note of the effect that certain foods had on my dry skin rash or eczema.

I decided to keep a daily journal and as far as I am concerned it was one of the best ways for me to monitor the effect certain foods had on my skin and my health.

Through keeping a journal I discovered that certain juices made me feel wonderful and cleansed. These same juices enabled my skin to clear very rapidly.

I also discovered that whenever I eat foods that contained white flour I would encounter an bad itchy fit. I would scratch and scratch for at least ten minutes before I felt any relief.

I also discovered that by eating certain foods my general health would improve and my skin would heal very quickly and without leaving any scars.

Journal writing does not have to be complicated. It is just a matter of making a note of anything that you do out of the ordinary.

You should note any difference in the way you skin feels and the way it looks. You should make a note of how you feel internally and externally.

By jotting down these notes you will be able to see a pattern. What is it that makes you itch like crazy? Is it foods that contain dairy products, wheat or nuts.

Sometimes your skin reaction will be subtle and almost unnoticeable. But if you keep a journal and make regular reviews you will begin to see patterns emerging.

Here are some tips on keeping a daily journal.

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Use a single lined spiral notebook or loose-leaf binder for making your notes. You should aim to make an entry every single day. You should also aim to do something different every single day. Try eating only apples for breakfast and monitor your skin reaction.

Dry Skin Rash - Monitor Your Skin Reaction #2

Make a note of the new thing that you are experimenting. Also make a note of how you feel and how your skin is reacting.

Especially note any negative effects that you might experience.

Dry Skin Rash - Monitor Your Skin Reaction #3

Ensure that you give your notes a review at least twice per week. Can you see any patterns? Is a certain food making you react in a certain way? Is the cream or ointment you are using doing you any good?

By reviewing your notice you should begin to see what works for your particular version of eczema and what does not.

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