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Dr. Gaila Mackenzie-Strawn

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Natural Treatment for Eczema

On : 20 September, 2013

In : Allergy , Eczema

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Do you, your child or loved one suffer from eczema? In this article, I will provide safe, natural solutions that have been shown to eliminate the pain and suffering associated with eczema.

The number of patients coming into our office with eczema has doubled over the past 10 years. Worldwide, up to 30% of children and 10% of adults are affected. Most patients have tried everything, including conventional medicine, homeopathy and herbals, and nothing has worked. The treatments have either given temporary relief or made it worse.

What causes eczema?

  1. Allergies play a very important role in causing eczema. Allergy is an inflammatory condition and diet can influence inflammation throughout the body. A study done at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonia found that 75% of children with eczema were allergic to a number of foods. The most common triggers were eggs, cow’s milk, wheat, peanuts,soy, citrus fruit, shellfish, corn, chocolate, chicken and white potato. Certain soaps, detergents, chemicals, metals, perfumes, dust mites, grasses, fabrics and animal dander can trigger eczema.
  2. William Crook, M.D., in his book “The Yeast Connection” reports that an overgrowth of candida albicans yeast can cause an outbreak of eczema.
  3. Psychological stress can has been linked to eczema and other skin disorders.
  4. An imbalance in the different types and numbers of bacteria in the digestive tract can influence the incidence of eczema.
  5. A deficiency of essential fatty acids can worsen the symptoms of eczema.

Natural therapies for eczema:

  1. Follow an anti-inflammatory, yeast free, elimination diet to identify foods that may trigger a breakout.
  2. Consider eliminating allergy reactions with a natural allergy elimination technique.
  3. Switch to natural, “free” laundry detergents, soaps and household cleaners. Eliminate products containing sodium laurel sulphate, as ester of sulphuric acid found in shampoos, conditioners, hand soaps and moisturizers. This chemical additive dies up the oils on the skin and can cause severe irritation.
  4. Try relaxation techniques such as yoga, exercise, meditation or biofeedback to take advantage of the mind/body connection to allergic skin problems.
  5. Take a “probiotic” bacteria supplement that contains Lactobacillus bacteria. There is a growing body of research that suggests that people with unbalanced intestinal flora have a higher risk of developing skin disorders like eczema, and that probiotic supplementation diminishes or even eliminates the problems.
  6. Take a fatty acid supplement that contains Omega 3, 6 and 9. Fatty acids can reduce inflammation, relieve dryness and help to heal eczema
  7. Use 100% pure moisturizers to help alleviate the itching and reduce inflammation. . The best moisturizers include cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, aloe vera and blueberry leaf ointment.
  8. Taking regular oatmeal baths will help to moisturize the skin and reduce inflammation.

    We have helped hundreds of patients alleviate the symptoms of eczema by recommending the program outlined above. Take a look at Patty’s results from following our program. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at drgaila@drgaila.com.

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Naturopath & Holistic Doctor San Diego Dr. Gaila Mackenzie-Strawn MS,DC, CTN In 1979, I made a life changing decision. Having suffering with painful abdominal pain since the age of two,Read more

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