Food Allergies Begin with Eczema-Atopic Dermatitis: Creams containing Common Food Allergen Ingredients can cause Food Intolerance [free test-kit]
Yes, Food Allergies Begin with Eczema-Atopic Dermatitis. Look at the two pictures below. First, on the left, you have a baby with healthy skin. Plenty of food everywhere. Healthy skin reduces the chance of creating a life-long food allergy. Second, on the right, you see a baby with a facial rash. Food contact or skincare containing allergens like tree nuts (shea butter) cause allergies to eating tree nuts a year later. Putting common allergens, like shea nut oil, and surfactants on your skin can be the reason we become allergic to food. Because of this, Ceela offers allergen and surfactant free skincare, the only of its kind.
Cetaphil contains these offensive chemicals:
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate; The European Union recommends avoiding all Sodium Laurel Sulfate in skincare. SLS Causes Eczema. Unfortunately, many companies use SLS in skincare.
- Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben are all allergens and pregnant moms should avoid these as they can accumulate in your baby.
Eucerin contains these offensive chemicals.
- Phenoxyethanol; A well known allergen and brain toxin, nursing mothers should avoid this at all cost.
- Benzyl Alcohol; A well known allergen used primarily in paint thinners.
- Non-Vegan Glycerin made from pooled animals including pig.
- Mineral Oil (a well known petroleum product)
Finally, please note that we believe the National Eczema Association cannot be trusted. This organization recommends Cetaphil and Cerave. We have already described Cetaphil's problems and the fact that Cerave contains a tree nut, almond. Above all else, the AAAAI.org cautions against putting common food allergens on eczema or atopic dermatitis.
Read about the poor woman who put goat’s milk on her skin for eczema. She developed a food allergy that nearly killed her.
She treated her eczema with skin cream containing goat’s milk. When she later ate feta cheese (a goat’s milk cheese) she almost died. This was due to a life-threatening allergy to goat’s milk caused by the skin cream. Her skin healed, but she developed a laboratory documented food allergy due to the eczema food allergy link.
So, the reason to avoid putting skincare containing common allergens on damaged skin is because it can lead to food allergies: Food Allergies Begin with Eczema-Atopic Dermatitis.
There are specialized cells beneath normal skin cells that ordinarily protect us. These cells trigger allergies. These cells will teach our body to become allergic. Therefore, common food allergens on skin cause reactions when the food is subsequently eaten.
Finally, we understand why babies first get eczema/AD and then get Food Allergies. Also of note, most of today's lotions/creams contain nasty detergents/surfactants that are well known to accelerate the allergic response.
Skincare Products For Eczema-Atopic Dermatitis Need To Be Free of Common Allergens: Food Allergies Begin with Eczema-Atopic Dermatitis
Unfortunately, many creams for eczema contain “natural” food allergens such as milk, coconut and nut oils. Application of these moisturizers to damaged skin contributes to the eczema to food allergy link. With common allergen sensitization, allergic reactions occur when you subsequently eat the food. You will find common allergens in many Aveeno products, for example.
In summary, we know Food Allergies Begin with Eczema-Atopic Dermatitis. Still, the FDA does not require cosmetic manufacturers to warn when they contain soy, peanuts, wheat, dairy and tree nuts.
Eczema to Food Allergy Link:
Ceela believes you have a Right and a Need to know what allergens are in your cosmetics. Ceela products, of course, have no common allergens or corn. As stated, Food Allergies Begin with Eczema-Atopic Dermatitis, and we wish to stop the propagation of allergies seen today. Unfortunately, the FDA treats cosmetics and foods differently when it comes to allergen labeling requirements. According to the FDA, no labeling of common allergens needs to occur in cosmetics.
Even highly purified soy and peanut oils do not need to be labeled as allergens.
Common Food Allergens That Require Warning Labels in Food Only
Above all else, consider the list below that covers the FDA food allergens, which cause 90% of the food-allergic reactions. As a result, the top eight listed below have become the gold standard for food manufacturers. However, skincare does not have to warn you. Ceela has excluded these ingredients from our manufacturing facility and products. We use no products even remotely derived from these food sources. Also, we do not use corn or sesame-derived ingredients. To summarize: Ceela simply avoids the Eczema Atopic Dermatitis to Food Allergy Link.
The Common Allergens in Food per FDA:
- Fish (e.g., bass, flounder, cod)
- Crustacean shellfish (e.g. crab, lobster, shrimp)
- Tree nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans)
- we also avoid Corn and Sesame as allergens
In summary, Food Allergies Begin with Eczema-Atopic Dermatitis when common food allergens land on our barrier-deficient skin. Currently, the FDA does not require cosmetic manufacturers to label allergens. You need to read the labels very carefully to avoid soy, peanuts, wheat, dairy, and tree nuts.
In 2004, Congress only considered food (and not cosmetics) as it passed the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA). These eight foods are designated as “major food allergens” by FALCPA.
The characteristics of anaphylaxis from common food allergens are:
- constricted airways in the lungs
- severe lowering of blood pressure and shock
- suffocation by swelling of the throat
Each year in the U.S., it is estimated that anaphylaxis to food results in:
- 30,000 emergency room visits
- 2,000 hospitalizations
- 150 deaths
Therefore, if you have the potential for anaphylaxis, see your physician or nurse practitioner. Prompt administration of epinephrine by autoinjector (e.g., Epi-pen) during early symptoms of anaphylaxis may help prevent these serious consequences.