You may know that foods can affect your skin. Some foods are good, but some foods can lead to certain skin conditions. Thus, it is important to track the triggers. If you are wondering about the way, here are some tips for a caregiver.
Make a diary
You take care of someone. You can create a food diary to take note of the foods he/she eats. You can make it simple like a notebook, or complex like a file you make on your computer. It does not matter because the result is more important. The diary should involve what the person drinks, eats, and the time. Do not forget the ice cream, cakes, snack, or fruits they eat between meals. Remember to record any symptoms of skin problems such as itching, burning, redness, blister, or rash.
You should keep checking the diary every day for at least one week. Share the diary with the dermatologist then the dermatologist can help determine the triggers of skin conditions.
Summarize the data
Collect the data from the diary. Check and note when the person experiences the symptoms and foods and drinks that he/she ate before. Write them down so the dermatologist can help eliminate the triggers that cause skin problems. The symptoms may not appear immediately, so do not be discouraged.
Identify the food triggers
Keep writing down and taking notes. The process involves trial and mistake. With the notes, the dermatologist can help find out potential triggers of skin conditions. Everyone is different so you should take careful notes. Foods that trigger symptoms in someone may not trigger the same problems in the person you take care of. Discuss with a professional for more trusted results.
Some common food triggers
Here are some common food triggers of skin problems:
- Foods that contain a lot of sugar such as coke.
- Hot drinks and foods such as soups, hot milk, and hot chocolate.
- Beverages that contain caffeine such as coffee and tea.
- Spicy foods. These foods may contain certain seasonings such as white or black pepper, paprika.
Peanut, soy, wheat, fish, eggs. These foods can make eczema get worse.
Foods can cause the skin to develop some problems. Therefore, getting to know about common food triggers and how they affect your skin can be helpful. As a caregiver, you can use some tips to track food triggers.
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Review Date: June 20, 2017 | Last Modified: June 20, 2017
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