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Homeopathy For Eczema
Homeopathy works: Homeopathy can definitely help someone with eczema. Your niece needs a full evaluation with an experienced homeopath for the best likelihood of positive results. Depending on her age also, your & her parents' observations about her individual nature will be important too. http://homeopathyusa.org/home/eb/dermatitis.html -- you can find trained physician homeopaths on same web site, and others. ...Read more
The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions prominent symptoms include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more
....more: Topical meds like steroids offer relief when itching is horrendous. Benadryl and hyrdoxyzine can also help..I prefer to approach it with the methods mentioned above to stimulate healing from the inside out. Allergy testing and food allergy testing with companies like alcat can also offer beneficial information. There is much that can be done to help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How bad is it?: Probiotics and cod liver are two modalities that help. Using lotion daily helps keep skin moist and barrier intact. Occasional steroids creams. Arbonne makes some good products. Schmoove (www.Franzcenter.Com) has helped many. Eliminate dairy from her diet (it can be allergenic). And ask your doctor for other suggestions as well. Homeopathy ad chinese medicine also help. ...Read more
Lots: Begin with cod liver oil, probiotics and eliminating dairy from the diet. Use lotions to help keep skin hydrated. Aquafor, jojoba oil, olive oil, eucerin are a few lotions. Calendula also. Epsom salts in the tub can help detox. Homeopathy ca help a lot as can chinese medicine. Steroid creams do help but I do not prefer them as along term solution as they manage symptoms but do not address the core. ...Read more
Yes: Stop dairy. Stop gluten. If formula fed look at nutramigen formula. Chinese medicine can help- find a practitioner in your area. Arbonne products are amazing- they do improve the symptoms but you want to look at the underlying cause- which chinese medicine does. And so does homeopathy. ...Read more
Dont know statistics: Eczema indicates an allergic predisposition especially to foods. Statistics show that children who get eczema as infants often outgrow it by age three. If one gets it after three they might outgrow it with puberty. If onset is after puberty...Usually you have it for life. But chinese medicine, homeopathy, diet changes, and some supplements can improve the condition immensely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several things: Eliminate dairy and wheat from the diet. Give probiotics and cod liver oil. Use lotions like aquafor or calendula or jojoba oil or one called schmoove (see www.Franzcenter.Com). Chinese medicine can do a lot to balance the skin and help the GI tract...Eczema is associated with food allergies in many cases. I have also had great succes with homeopathy. Find a practitioner near you. ...Read more
Hello Doctor! I have been suffering from eczema for years. What supplements(vitamins/minerals) would you recommend? Thank you!
EFA's, multivit. and: Many supplements may help, though no single one helps everyone. I advise a good quality fish oil and Evening Primrose Oil, a quality multivitamin, extra Vit. C & D, pycnogenol and probiotics. Other approaches like acupuncture and homeopathy may help-see https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/eczema and http://tinyurl.com/kw3ftx5 and http://eczema-natural-healing.com/eczema-treatment.html ...Read more
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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