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Thank you for your eczema advice!
After reading both parts of your story I feel hope! My sons story is very similar to your sons. My husband and I have felt so frustrated lately because every doctor we see prescribes us another stronger steroid cream. We have been using home remedies and trying everything you can imagine to bring some relief to our little guy (he’s 4). Just recently we found that he has an allergy to wheat. The doctors told us this was most likely not causing his eczema. We decided to try a wheat free diet anyway and within 3 weeks his body has cleared up 50%. We are still in the trial and error phase of finding what foods work for him and what cause the flare ups but cutting out the wheat has been a great start for us. Thank you for sharing your story, it makes me feel like we are finally moving in the right direction!
Oh yay! That’s such great news! Keep us posted. Wishing your little guy more healing and comfort.
Please ignore my last messsage. I was able to get both answers myself by checking further in your web site.
I’m so excited to find your website- I found you because im frustrated that everyone Is on the coconut train of late. Im ne to the allergy world. I recently started getting a rash whenever I use anything on my skin with coconut oil. It took me a while to figure out what was causing it and I inadvertently made hints wors because I was using products that also had coconut oil to “heal” the skin. My doctor said that she has seen a lot of these types of skin allergies lately and a little trial and error was all it took to find the problem. She also said that given the reaction I should avoid eating coconut and coconut oils because it’s possible to risk it even more severe allergic reaction. I had no idea how hard that would be!
Hey Rebekah! My name is Dara Smith and I work for The Dr. Oz Show in New York City. We’re looking for women who have eczema to use a skin product and then come on the show to talk about it. Let me know if you or someone you know would be interested ASAP. Thanks!
Im have been having eczema for a long time. I was told by my Dr. that that was what was wrong with my skin.
Another thing is that my Dermatologist told me that I definitely do not have perioral dermatitis which I thought it originally was until I started reading more on this skin condition. I have read a lot in this issue and have never read or seen anyone who only breaks out in the specific areas of their face that I do. I know of people who have what I have all over their faces, arms, legs, necks, hands, feet…. you name it but not just all around their jawline and no more than about 3-4” above that like I do. I do not get it around my eyes, hairline, nose, neck or even my forehead. Just the two areas that I listed and they are sometimes smal itchy red or skin colored bumps that sometimes turn into blisters and oftentimes even are accompanied along with hives only in those areas. When scratched they turn into sores that take about a month to completely heal. I feel that there is no relief in site at times. Sorry for the replies. Just wondering if anyone has anything close or similar to what I have in those areas that are nowhere else. Thank you all and I hope that you are able to find some type of relief sooner than later
Hi Pam – I wonder if you may have an imbalance in your stomach, or issues with digestion. Have you ever seen a Chinese facial map used in Chinese medicine? According to it, that area is closely related to the stomach. Perhaps a visit to an acupuncturist or Traditional Chinese medicine practitioner could help you. It might be worth looking into. Or even a naturopath who can help you with improving your stomach health. It may just be an issue of not enough stomach acid or too much, which can be helped with supplements.
Hi Jennifer! Do you have a list of allergy-friendly pre-made snacks you buy without corn, soy, gluten and dairy? I know it’s best to make everything homemade but sometimes you need those convenient snacks. Also, did you find a brand of multi vitamins for your son without these allergens?
I believe that most forms of eczema result from an overly-taxed liver – too many toxins for it to deal with – so it sends them to the skin (via the blood), where they can be eliminated into the atmosphere (the skin is a massive elimination organ). Unfortunately, they irritate the skin in this process, resulting in eczema. But you might ask, what is over-taxing the liver? Most likely food sensitivities and/or parasites in the gut. I find that taking tinctures to support the liver (such as dandelion root and/or milk thistle) helps, but in the end, you need to find out the source of the toxins. Treating the skin only treats the symptoms, not the root cause, and could drive the problem deeper.
The idea that a fungus causes the eczema is interesting, but I’ll bet the fungus is in the gut (most likely candida) and producing toxins that overtax the liver. It may also be on the skin/scalp, but simply treating that, rather then the gut does not get at the root cause.
I have contact dermatitis and have been struggling to find the right clothing and furniture. Have had good luck with org. cotton t-shirts and the like. But I can’t find any casual or dress shirts (e.g. to wear to an office) that don’t make me crazy itchy. Any idea what’s done to cotton for that style of shirt? I’ve tried Uniqlo and H&M. Is the process of mercerization a likely culprit?
Hi Jennifer! The suit that we bought for wet wrap therapy works wonderfully, thank you so much! I just wanted to ask how you’d recommend cleaning it and if we should buy a few suits? We’ve cleansed it by hand and water only gently and it’s starting to get a bit grimy but we were afraid to use detergent on it. Could you recommend the best way to clean it properly? Also, when is it time to buy a new suit and how often should one wash it?Thank you!