The Consumer Education Project of Milk SA

Is there a link between dairy use and eczema?

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Eczema is a defect in the skin barrier function, which is not related to your diet.

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Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition, which can vary from mild to severe. The causes are not fully understood but genetics, immune function and environmental irritants may all have a role. Keep in mind that the basic problem underlying eczema is a defect in the skin barrier function, which is not related to your diet. Dietary manipulation that is not based on a proper diagnosis can be nutritionally harmful, particularly for young children.

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