Let’s talk about how to resolve eczema.
To effectively treat eczema, which is an inflammatory skin issue, we first want to understand the
cause of the skin inflammation and eruption. Once we understand the cause and take steps
to eliminate the triggers and heal the skin, the cycle of skin eruptions will end. Food
allergies and intolerances tend to be a common cause of eczema. It is easy to identify food
allergies and intolerances with an Elisa blood test or by following an elimination reintroduction
diet protocol. We also want to explore adrenal gland insufficiency as a trigger of eczema
flare-ups. The adrenal glands make cortisol, which is an anti-inflammatory hormone. When
we have been chronically stressed, either physically or emotionally, our cortisol levels
tend to be suppressed. Suppressed cortisol levels leave us susceptible to many types
of inflammatory conditions, including inflammatory skin issues like eczema. During a flare-up
of eczema, we can promote skin healing when we address the cause of the skin inflammation
associated with the flare up. Since food intolerances are often a cause of eczema, we’ll start
by removing triggering foods from the diet. We’ll also give the body a concentrated
dose of nutrients that alleviate inflammation and support skin healing.
Some nutrients that are extremely helpful in skin healing and inflammation modulation
include: essential fatty acids like evening primrose oil and fish oil, vitamin A, probiotics
and zinc. Eczema is a condition that can often be resolved very quickly when we are able
to identify and remove the triggers. It’s not uncommon to see a complete resolution
of symptoms in one to two months, even in individuals who have suffered from eczema
for years. If you would like help with the evaluation and treatment of your eczema, find
a naturopathic doctor near you. Naturopathic doctors are trained in both conventional and
natural medicine practice and specialize in treating disease with safe and effective natural
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