Unlike hives, food allergy is not as common as you think among eczema kids. In fact, less than 20% of the eczema children have food allergy. With that said, among kids with eczema who are allergic to dairy products, eggs, nuts, or shellfish, parents try very hard to eliminate such foods from their diet, because for many cases, food allergy could lead to complications, even life-threatening reactions and must be treated right away. So is eating fish a good idea or a bad one?
Recent findings show that fish consumption at age of one may lead to 30% reduced risk of developing eczema, asthma, and wheeze. It turns out that omega-3 fatty acids can do wonders for little ones!
How much fish oil does the little one needs? Based on the study, consumption of cod liver oil more than four times per week was associated with a lower prevalence of current eczema, asthma and wheeze.
Another interesting finding is that there is no consistent associations between allergy-related outcomes and fish or cod liver oil consumption by mothers.