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13 Apr 2006

Omega 3 oil tablets
I have eczema and would like to know if the omega 3 oil tablets will be able to assist my skin not being so dry. Or can you help me with alternate medication / vitamins to assist me in dealing with my eczema. Please can you help. Thanks Angie
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Angie
It is important that you consult a Dermatologist for your eczema because the dr needs to prescribe the correct medications and/or so-called emollient creams, bath oil, etc, to prevent dry skin. From a dietetic point of view the use omega-3 may possibly help because it has an anti-inflammatory effect, and there is some research evidence that using omega-3 helps for other skin conditions, but it will not prevent dry skin. I have just read a most interesting research report which states that the use of probiotics ('good bugs') can help cases of atopic eczema. You need to take probiotics such as Intestiflora or Intestiforte which you can buy at health shops. Once again the probiotics may help your condition by improving your immune response, but will not make your skin less dry. For the latter you need to see a Dermatologist.
Best regards
DietDoc
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