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The Link Between Eczema and Gut Health – Three Tips To Help Soothe Your Child’s Skin

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If your child struggles with eczema, you know too well the symptoms of itching, swelling, dryness, and discomfort that interfere with everything from missed school to anxiety and limited physical activity.

What is eczema?

Eczema is a common chronic inflammatory disorder of the skin that causes dry, itchy, and inflamed skin and affects up to 30% of children.1

Recent research has shown a link between eczema and gut health.2a 

Here are three tips to soothe your child’s eczema-prone skin and improve their gut health:

#1 Incorporate probiotics into your child’s diet:Studies have shown that probiotics can help improve the balance of bacteria in the gut, which can, in turn, reduce eczema symptoms. 2b Reuterina® drops3  is clinically validated in babies and children and shown to improve a variety of health conditions.

#2 Avoid high-sugar foods:High-sugar foods can upset the balance of bacteria in the gut, exacerbating eczema symptoms.4 Instead, focus on whole, nutrient-dense foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.

#3 Keep your child’s skin hydrated:Dry skin can worsen eczema symptoms, so it’s essential to keep your child’s skin moisturised.5

The Reuterina® family of probiotics are available from selected Dis-Chem and Clicks stores and independent pharmacies nationwide. For more information, visit: https://reuterina.co.za/ and join the conversations on Instagram and Facebook.


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