Eczema / Atopic dermatitis
Eczema is a common inflammatory skin disorder affecting about 10% of adults (32 million people). Also known as atopic dermatitis, this chronic condition usually shows up as itchy, scaly lesions that can cause cracks in the outer layer of the skin. Healthy skin retains moisture and protects against allergens, bacteria, and irritants, but people with eczema have a gene variation that prevents the skin from functioning properly, making it especially vulnerable to environmental irritants and allergens. Fortunately, diagnosing eczema is pretty straightforward, as it can be identified by sight (it looks a lot like psoriasis, but a skin expert will know the difference). When it comes to treating eczema, you do have natural options. There are many topical treatments you can try, like coconut oil, sunflower oil, vitamin B12, and extracts of cardiospermum. Stress is known to be a trigger, so the more you can do to manage it (aka more yoga and meditation, less social media) the better! In addition to experimenting with gentle topical treatments, try to be conscious of the fact that your skin is just super sensitive. Be aware of things like temperature changes and fabrics that can trigger flares. Wash new clothes and bedding before you use them (don’t fall for those perfectly pressed clothes right out of the box—they’ll get ya!). And always opt for a gentle, fragrance-free detergent. Sun can be therapeutic, but being out all day in the blazing sunshine will irritate your skin, and so will some sunscreens. Yeah, this is a lot to keep track of! That’s why working with a skin specialist, especially one who can advise you on gentle and/or natural remedies, can be really useful. Some experts say that eczema can be treated “from the inside out,” with a healthy diet. Certainly, there’s no downside to trying an anti-inflammatory diet—avoiding gluten, corn, soy, and dairy, and doubling up on anti-inflammatory ingredients, like fatty fish, nuts, avocados, and turmeric—to see if that helps your eczema symptoms. Another dietary option is a low-histamine diet. Histamines can negatively impact your gut, lungs, skin, brain, and entire cardiovascular system, and eczema is just one of the possible symptoms that can be provoked. Eliminating histamines can be a little tough—so many delicious and even healthy foods are high in histamine, including avocados, eggplant, spinach, tomatoes, bacon (ok, maybe not so healthy!), and dried or citrus fruits. But removing them might just improve your skin and symptoms—and you don’t know until you try. You can also boost your gut health, which involves adding good bacteria to your diet in the form of yogurt, fermented foods, and probiotics. Finally, here’s a pretty cool new development: One recent study established eczema as an autoimmune disorder, which could be a game-changer for future treatments. It found that dupilumab, a type of drug called a monoclonal antibody (mAb), was able to reverse the immune response that causes eczema skin lesions. Scientists believe that even more new treatment options for this skin disorder will be available in the next few years. Stay tuned!
Recent posts about Eczema / Atopic dermatitis
hello all. I’m new to this app and have really been struggling. I have asthma, allergies, eczema, IBS, interstitial cystitis, and endometriosis. my current symptoms are completely affecting my quality of life and I have bouts of depression because I feel so terrible all the time. I feel like I’m a total mess. I feel like my personality is changing from a bubbly, happy, outgoing person to a fatigued, emotional, withdrawn person. I just want to be happy again.
Hi! Does anyone have experience with methotrexate for Rheumatoid arthritis? Diagnosed in late Sept 2019 and been on Plaquenil (and Prednisone as needed) but still flaring up. Doc recommends methotrexate as next step, but I’m scared of immunosuppressants because I also have Eczema that gets infected quite often. Would love to hear real experiences!
I have serious eczema on my inner elbow (or whatever you call it). The dermatologist provided me with ointment to clear it up. But I’m curious on any tips you might have on how to cure the urge to itch?
I’ve been having more issues with my eczema lately (lots of itchiness and irritation)- any tips?
Videos about Eczema / Atopic dermatitis
Mayo Clinic: Dermatitis/Eczema: A Brief Discussion of Types of Dermatitis and an Overview of Management Options
Books about Eczema / Atopic dermatitis
The Eczema Diet: Discover How to Stop and Prevent The Itch of Eczema Through Diet and Nutrition
Twenty per cent of people in the developed world have eczema -- the incident rate among babies and children is on the rise. The research shows that eczema sufferers spend up to $2000 on eczema treatments each year and nearly 40 percent spend more than 10 minutes each day applying topical treatments. And yet the number of people with eczema is rising and has tripled in recent years. While it's perfectly fine to use modern medicines to help you or your child gain temporary relief, you need to explore and ultimately follow a long term solution. This solution involves making environmental and dietary changes. Part 1: Eczema and Diet Tips on how to manage and mend your eczema How the diet works How a healthy liver and healthy skin go hand in hand Top 12 eczema-safe foods and other important ingredients Supplements Part 2: Useful Non-Diet Information Information you can refer to at any time if you need a bath recipe, moisturizer advice or a quick itch-busting treatment. Skin care products, make-up and daily regimen Dandruff Bath recipes and emergency itch busters Part 3: Programs, Menus and Recipes Eczema-safe recipes Food charts and menus for each specific age group -- from babies to adults Eczema-safe shopping guides Party food guide. This outstanding program offers solutions and advice that can be tailored to suit individual needs -- whether it be a baby, child or adult -- ultimately you'll be able to manage and mend the eczema.
Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease
The #1 New York Times best-selling author and beloved healing authority reveals how taking your liver off overload can help resolve a wide range of symptoms and conditions--and transform your health in ways you've never imagined. What if you could focus on one aspect of your well-being to transform all the others--and at the same time prevent health problems you didn't even know were lurking beneath the surface? In today's world, we have no idea how many symptoms, conditions, and diseases are rooted in an overloaded liver. It's not only about liver cancer, cirrhosis, and hepatitis. Nearly every challenge--from pesky general health complaints to digestive issues to emotional struggles to weight gain to high blood pressure to heart problems to brain fog to skin conditions to autoimmune and other chronic illnesses--has an origin in an overloaded liver and can improve and heal when you harness the force of this humble organ. Medical Medium Liver Rescue offers the answers you should have had all along. With his signature compassion, Anthony William, the Medical Medium, shares unparalleled insights into undiscovered functions of our life-saving livers, explains what's behind dozens of health issues that hold us back, and offers detailed guidance on how to move forward so we can live our best lives. Find out for yourself what liver rescue is all about: being clearer-headed, more peaceful, happier, and better able to adapt to our fast-changing times. Learn how to sleep well, balance blood sugar, lower blood pressure, lose weight, and look and feel younger. A healthy liver is the ultimate de-stressor, anti-aging ally, and safeguard against a threatening world--if we give it the right support.
Curing my Incurable Eczema
Imagine waiting over ten years to find an answer that was there all along. A story of one woman’s battle to regain her health, both in body and mind, with surprising results. 20% of all royalties from this book go to ITSAN, the International Topical Steroid Addiction Network. From the author of Just Julia and Every Trich in the Book.
The Eczema Diet Eczema-Safe Food To Stop: Eczema-Safe Food to Stop The Itch and Prevent Eczema for Life
Eczema is a painful, itchy and incredibly uncomfortable condition for sufferers. The bad news is it's on the rise. Babies are developing skin inflammation soon after birth. Toddlers with severe itchy skin and uncontrollable scratching are drawing blood. And teenagers and adults ashamed of their skin are wearing long - sleeved shirts in summer. Eczema is a unique skin disorder with many of the standard health foods that are good for the skin actually increasing the itch in eczema sufferers. Current medications can also have undesirable side effects. Nutritionist, skin expert and a mother - of - two, Karen Fischer is known as the 'last hope' for eczema patients who have tried every therapy and cream to no avail. Inspired initially by her success in treating her own daughter's eczema, for the last ten years Karen has treated eczema patients of all ages, including newborn babies. Now, in this second edition of her bestselling book, Karen brings you the results of her years of research and shares her tried - and - tested solutions for this heart - breaking condition.
The Beauty of Eczema: A Guide To Living a Life Beyond Eczema Using The Hope Principles
The Beauty of Eczema™ - A guide to living a life beyond eczema using the HOPE principlesHow To Find Hope In Managing The Most Common Skin ConditionThe Beauty of Eczema™ offers hope to the millions of people worldwide who suffer from eczema today. It shares the story of Camille Knowles and the method she has used to heal from a condition doctors told her she would never recover from.The book provides a solid toolkit for managing the condition via the HOPE Principles, a framework forhealing and an early warning system for how to manage eczema and thrive in life.Camille’s emotional journey to optimum health took months of trial and error using natural therapies and medical intervention – she tried it all. But it wasn’t until she explored the power of the mind and meaning and created a checklist for getting each area of her life in sync, that she discovered The Beauty of Eczema™ as a catalyst for change.Now she lives a life full of energy, with glowing skin and a healthy mind to live the life she had always dreamed of. Camille wishes the same for everyone reading this book.
Podcasts about Eczema / Atopic dermatitis
Medical Medium Podcast: Healing Acne, Eczema & Psoriasis
The real causes of chronic skin conditions are still largely unknown in medical communities, so millions of people are suffering with no clear answers. In this episode, Medical Medium Anthony William reveals what's really behind skin conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis, and how you can begin to heal.
The Wellness Mama Podcast: Decoding Skin Health, Eczema, Acne, and More With Jennifer Fugo
Jennifer Fugo is a clinical nutritionist empowering women who have been failed by conventional medicine and are trying to beat chronic skin and unending gut challenges. And she’s well equipped to do it. Jennifer has a master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a certified nutrition specialist. Her work has been …
Medical Medium Podcast: Healing Eczema, Psoriasis, & Acne
If you deal with eczema, psoriasis, acne or other skin problems, you know how frustrating and debilitating these conditions can be and how difficult it can be to find solutions. Listen to this Medical Medium Webinar to learn the root cause of these skin conditions and how to finally start healing.
- National Eczema Association. Complementary and Alternative Treatments. National Eczema Association. Complementary and Alternative Treatments.
- Amy Myers MD. How to Treat Eczema from the Inside Out. Amy Myers MD. How to Treat Eczema from the Inside Out.
- Mayo Clinic. Atopic dermatitis (eczema). Mayo Clinic. Atopic dermatitis (eczema).
- ScienceDaily. New source of skin defects in eczema. ScienceDaily. New source of skin defects in eczema.
- Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Dupilumab improves the molecular signature in skin of patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Dupilumab improves the molecular signature in skin of patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis.