What is Eczema?
Eczema is a skin ailment involving superficial inflammation of the skin characterized by Itching with a dry, scaly, red rash often accompanied by blisters that may weep.
In babies, this rash may present on the face or backs of the arms and legs whereas in older children the rash often occurs in the folds of the elbows, knees or ankles.
What causes Eczema?
|· food allergies or intolerances
· a genetic predisposition
· tobacco smoke or other chemicals,
· humidity or air-conditioning
· dust-mites or molds
· grasses or plant pollens,
· soaps, perfumes, washing powders or toiletries
If the skin barrier is not functioning optimally, allergens are able to transfer into the body more easily.
The natural approach
Many cases of eczema are exacerbated by an under-functioning digestive system, be it low stomach acid, imbalance of intestinal micro-flora or a leaky gut. Supporting the digestive system through good nutrition and/or supplementation may provide relief. Plant-based creams may also help alleviate the dryness of the skin
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