Are you suffering from itchy skin?
What is Itchy Skin?
Dry, inflamed and itchy skin can be incredibly difficult to live with and pinpointing the cause is often a difficult process. A quarter of people in the UK have a form of skin condition, ranging from mild and infrequent bouts of itching and sensitivity to chronic and painful eczema.
Those living with eczema, asthma or hay fever are classed as being atopic with an immune system that is overactive, with skin prone to inflammation. The condition can be managed as long as you avoid things that trigger it.
Itchy Skin Causes:
Typical causes of itchy skin include:
- A skin condition, such as eczema
- An allergy to a chemical, material or food
- Insect bites
- Fungal infections
- Hormonal changes in the body
If you are concerned about itchy skin you should visit your GP to rule out any underlying medical conditions such as those mentioned in the above list.
If you are continuing to experience prolonged itchy skin without an obvious cause, it may be a good opportunity to take a closer look at your diet.
As individuals, our reactions to foods and drinks we consume varies a great deal. An ingredient which may cause problems for one person could be completely acceptable for another. At yorktest, we like to refer to this as our personal ‘food fingerprint’.
For those with persistent itchy skin, discovering and understanding your own personal food and drink intolerances and the effects they have on your health and wellbeing is important to ensure you make the best possible choices to optimise your diet and quality of life.
The Results Speak for Themselves
The University of York conducted a survey* to understand the benefits of elimination diets based on the results of a food intolerance test.
Out of 89 people who reported experiencing itchy skin, 87% reported an improvement having removed their ‘trigger’ foods. We define these as foods which show a positive IgG reaction to antibodies in the blood.
Overall in the study, 76% of people who rigorously followed the recommended diet reported a benefit, 68% of which experienced this after 3 weeks.
|Main Condition Reported||% of people who reported a benefit|
e.g. Fatigue, Lethargy
e.g. IBS, Bloating etc
e.g. Asthma, Sinusitis, Rhinitis
e.g. Headaches, ME
e.g. Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis
e.g. Arthritis, Joint Aches & Pains
Information provided above regarding Food Intolerance (defined by yorktest as a food specific IgG reaction) is intended to provide nutritional advice for dietary optimisation. yorktest do not claim to treat or cure the aforementioned symptoms and recommend that you discuss any medical concerns you have with a GP before undertaking a yorktest programme.
*Survey carried out with a total of 5286 people who had taken the yorktest – or to give it its scientific name – a food-specific IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) blood test.
8 out of 10 customers saw an improvement following a yorktest programme
Premium Food Intolerance Test
- Take the test in the comfort of your own home
- 208 food and drink ingredients tested
- Identify food triggers such as cow’s milk, eggs, wheat and gluten
- Fast & clear colour coded results within 7 days
- Free nutritional therapist support & advice
- Money back if you have no reactions
was £349(save £100)
Request a callback
One of our customer care representatives would love to help you understand more about our tests and aftercare support
or call us on
+44(0)1904 410 410
What our customers say
Many of our customers are thrilled by the service that we deliver and are happy to tell us. Read about what some have said about us here.
“I’m not waking up as much during the night, not as bunged up in my nose and I’ve got so much more energy”
Sally Gunnell OBE
52, Energy Levels
“I feel like I’m in a new body! I’m so much healthier. I can’t tell you how amazingly different I have felt since!”
“I am sharper, more motivated, focused & can think so clearly. No longer get flustered or confused when things are getting stressful”
39, Tiredeness & Brain Fog
“I felt like I could actually breathe again properly. Surprised, to be fair, how much of a difference that made”