This section is from the book "Practical Dietetics With Special Reference To Diet In Disease", by William Gilman Thompson. Also available from Amazon: Practical Dietetics with Special Reference to Diet in Disease.
Exfoliative dermatitis should be treated upon substantially the same dietetic plan as eczema. An exclusive milk diet for a month or six weeks may prove beneficial. Jackson advises chewing flaxseed or taking, in milk, several ounces of flaxseed tea every day.