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Low Vitamin D, Eczema & Allergies

On : 19 June, 2016

In : Allergy , Eczema , Inflammation



Several studies have found that vitamin D deficiency increases the risk for allergies and eczema.

Facts regarding vitamin D:

  • Vitamin D status is important in both eczema and allergies because of it’s ability to reduce inflammation and regulate the immune system – both eczema and allergy are inflammatory conditions
  • Vitamin D increases the amount of good, anti-bacterial proteins in the skin and helps to destroy germs and viruses on the skin – scratching often results in infected skin
  • Vitamin D has a beneficial effect on the permeability barrier in the skin – helping to protect against germs, viruses, pollutants and chemicals
  • It has been shown to increase synthesis of a chemical that promotes wound healing (PDGF)
  • Research has shown that the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is increasing in the U.S., and the prevalence of food allergies and eczema is also increasing


  • Check blood levels of vitamin D and supplement with vitamin D3 (1000 IU – 5000 IU
  • Follow an anti-inflammatory/elimination diet – avoid the most common food allergens – eggs, milk products, wheat, oats, corn, barley, citrus, peanuts, shellfish, sugar, fried foods and soybean
  • Take a high quality probiotic supplement – patients who suffer with eczema or allergy need to address the issue of increased gut permeability (leaky gut syndrome)
  • Apply coconut oil, aloe vera gel or calendula lotion for dry, irritatedĀ skin
  • Take Omega 3 fatty acids (1,000 mg per day) to reduce inflammation


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