Eczema flare from tea?

thumbprintThis post is a little off topic, but I imagine that there are more than one of you out there who also suffer from eczema. I had it very bad on my hands when my sister said to me, “it looks like you’ve been drinking tea.” It turns out that my other sister’s hands looked the same way and when she quit drinking tea, they healed.

I immediately stopped drinking tea (including peppermint) and my hands healed too. It is yet another example of the power of food.

[ U P D A T E – March 7th, 2009 ]

It’s been 3 months since I’ve had any tea at all and I have had that same problem with eczema on my hands. So for me anyways, it turns out that tea is not the trigger. Now I’m leaning towards stress as a key factor.

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2 Responses to “Eczema flare from tea?”

  1. 1 naomi December 18, 2008 at 6:27 am

    How interesting! Why peppermint tea too? Did your sister have an explanation or was it just a hunch?

  2. 2 Paul Stocker December 19, 2008 at 12:00 pm


    My sister suspects that it’s the tannins in the tea. I don’t know if peppermint tea has tannins also, but my hands were so bad that I just stopped all tea. I haven’t tried peppermint since so I don’t know how it might affect me.


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