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Stop Drinking to Help Eczema

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Eczema is a skin condition characterized by red itchy rash, dry scaly patches, and/or weeping blisters. Typically caused by a reaction to environmental factors, similar to an allergy, eczema is best treated by eliminating those factors that cause it. Some common triggers include stress, dryness of the skin, irritants in the environment, prolonged contact with water, and food allergy.

Stop drinking to clear eczema


To eliminate eczema, you need to eliminate the triggers that cause it. One such trigger may be alcohol. To find out, stop drinking altogether for 2-3 months, or reduce your alcohol intake and increase your water intake. If symptoms improve, continue the practice.

Why It Works

Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it causes your body to flush water out, leading to dehydration (including the skin.) Alcohol can also disrupt sleep cycles, resulting in more fatigue and stress.


Always let a doctor diagnose your eczema; you need to rule out infection and other skin conditions that require medical care.

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