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eczema and yeast - connection?

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lirael Sat 26-Jan-13 11:28:38

thats very interesting, as it would explain why DS seems to react to some gluten containing products and not others.

quoteunquote Fri 25-Jan-13 21:46:25

A friend of mine (my ex), suffered the most appalling acne and eczema for years,

it was thought it was wheat causing it, eventually after lots of expensive private testing it was found to be yeast, he has been fine ever since he took it out of his diet.

but he can only drink cider as it is the only alcohol that is brewed on it own yeast,

He also like those with celiac disease cannot use the same ovens that yeast or wheat has been in. zero contact.

lirael Fri 25-Jan-13 11:57:10

DS2 is 10 - he had severe eczema when young but it has improved an enormous amount on a dairy/gluten free diet (he is also autistic). He doesn't have yeast as the gf bread we make is also yeast free.

Just before Christmas he started asking for Bovril on his toast and bread - he very rarely tries new foods, so we began giving him the tiniest scrape. He absolutely loves it (so much so we have to lock the pot away) and is now eating it three times a day at least - still only the tiniest scrape each time though. I've noticed that his eczema is worse and wondered if there could be a connection. It's still not bad - a few patches on his legs and back - but its obviously quite itchy and this morning I found that the base of his penis is looking very red and sore - almost like a chafing.

We've had the heating and the fire going pretty much constantly recently and he hasn't been out as much as usual - he's home -educated - so that could also be a factor. Am kind of hoping it's not the Bovril, but rather suspicious that it might be...

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