My life with eczema.
That was me around 1982. Since my earliest memories with about 2-3 years old I remember distinctively the sores around my buttocks caused by the heavy duty plastic diapers back then that trapped all moisture and helped my #childhoodeczema flourish. I remember ripping off my diapers and laying on our coffee table with oozing, bleeding sores, to display to my parents in how much pain I was. My parents were distraught. I was bathing in their caring voices discussing how to help me. But it was 1980 and atopic dermatitis was just an incurable skin disease. Nutritional foods were not on the agenda in my household and little did they know that a change in diet could have helped. My skin was pale and I had the dark circles and cracked lips that eczema patients often display. Grownups constantly inquired about my state of health because of my zombie looks. My diet in my childhood years consisted of nothing but processed foods with late night apple snacks - the only fruit I would eat until I became less tolerant to the apples and my eczema worsened. It wasn’t the apples I don’t think (unless they were sprayed) but the fact the majority of my diet was based on dead food. White toast with salami or Nutella, high sugar cereals, instant lemon tea granulate with hot water, nesquick cacao, sugary lemonade and processed fruit juices all day long, spaghetti with Maggifix instant sauces featuring glutamate and msg, sugars, spices,.. French Fries, Instant potato purée made from dehydrated potato powder - just add water, high sugar yoghurt, fish sticks, milchschnitte,...you get the picture. Another problem was that I didn’t like nor eat any vegetables - that were also mostly pickled. So the majority of my diet consisted of white flour, sugar, animal products.
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