Can cutting out gluten help with eczema?

I was reading an article about hayfever and how to relieve it through diet on Times Online, and one comment on the article was that by going gluten free she has rid herself of hayfever and eczema - is it worth a go?
Source: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article7102073.ece
Asked by Judy-J
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lindadb
You really need to be tested to see what is right for YOU - ones mans meat is another mans poison. I have found cutting out sugar and dairy and supplementing with high doses of vitamin C, vitamin D and omega 3 and protein helps a lot of people but I cant stress enough that its very individual. Either see a kinesiologist or have a blood test for food sensitivity.
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AYUR1
YES IT WILL HELP, ALSO REMOVING ANY SUBSTANCES THAT CREATE TOXICITY, SUCH AS ALCOHOL, NICOTINE AND CAFFEINE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
MarekDoyle
Hi Judy - I would definitely say it is worth considering, as many people experience inflammation after eating gluten-containing foods (especially wheat). Inflammation causes a number of changes in the body that can alter the immune system's response, and this can result in allergy. However, it should be said that, whilst most people feel better after cutting down their gluten intake, it is very unusual that this would eliminate hayfever. In my experience, there is more likelihood of seeing a response in eczema but, in any case, it may be wise to see a professional to provide advice on your diet and whether it suits you and to test for any allergies/intolerances you may have.
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energy4health
Hi Judy-J
Yes, there is lot in it cutting out gluten (wheat in particular). However, we are all bio-individual and I would suggest you see a Kinesiologist and get this theory tested out on your body to see whether it is true for you personally. You can find one near you at
http://www.systematic-kinesiology.co.uk