Food Intolerance Testing Can Help Ease Your Childs Eczema

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For some people eczema is a mild inconvenience however for others and especially for children it can make life unbearable. Thankfully advances in food intolerance testing have meant that you can discover foods that may be causing your child’s eczema which can help you to alleviate their suffering.

The doctors tried everything but nothing ever worked. Now her skin has cleared up and it’s all thanks to that simple test

A child who suffered five years of restless nights due to severe Eczema has finally been able to get good nights sleep thanks to a simple blood test which identified food intolerance.

Megan Farthing, 7, from Ilminster near Taunton suffered with Eczema from the age of 6 months old and for over five years Megan’s parents had been fighting a relentless battle to help her feel better through steroid creams, wet wraps, and doctor’s appointments. That was until one day Megan’s mother Amanda Farthing used the FoodScan 113 food intolerance test developed by YorkTest after spotting an article about it in a magazine.

According to Mrs Farthing “Megan’s skin was like sandpaper and the itching and pain meant there was never a night when she didn’t wake up. The doctors tried everything but nothing ever worked. Now her skin has cleared up and it’s all thanks to that simple test.”

After taking the food intolerance test it was discovered that Megan had intolerance to foods containing dairy, egg and soya based products. Unfortunately this sometimes means that Megan cannot have some treats that many other children enjoy however being free of irritable and often painful Eczema symptoms and getting a good night sleep is certainly a small price to pay.

“Megan has taken everything in her stride and although we have to be strict about what she can and cannot eat, the results are fantastic” said Mrs. Farthing. “I wouldn’t want any other family going through what ourselves and Megan have had to put up with and I want all parents with a child with eczema that there is something they can do about it if all else fails. She never eats sweets now but compared to how she was this is well worth it.

This story arrives during National Eczema Week (18-25 September 2010) a campaign set up the National Eczema Society to help raise awareness of eczema across the UK. Eczema is thought to affect 15% of children and 10% of adults and yet is ignored as a major problem by many non-sufferers.

Over 12 million people are thought to live with symptoms brought on by having food intolerance and a simple food intolerance test such as the Food Scan 113 as used by Amanda can easily identify specific food groups which you are intolerant to from a tiny drop of blood which is then analysed in a laboratory. Eliminating these foods can help to reduce some common symptoms including migraines, IBS, and bloating.

The YorkTest food intolerance testing service is available as a two stage process. The First Step currently available at the special price of £9.99 (RRP: £20.00), identifies whether you have a food intolerance with a simple positive/negative result. Following the First Step, if your result is positive you can then upgrade to the comprehensive laboratory analysis and aftercare for £245. Available from http://www.yorktest.com or by calling 0800 074 6185.

YorkTest is the only food intolerance testing service to be endorsed by Allergy UK.

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