What causes Eczema?
Eczema is a skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Chemical sensitivity, vitamin deficiency, allergies, poor digestive health, and an overloaded liver are all possible eczema triggers. Children with eczema may have an adverse reaction to natural chemicals in foods due to a malfunctioning liver, which is perfectly normal in children under the age of two. However, when their liver function improves at the age of two, their eczema usually clears up, especially if they have not overused topical steroids that can burden the liver. Pollution, perfume, home cleansers, and even your skincare products can all trigger an inflammatory response.
Eczema, often known as “atopic dermatitis,” is an inflammatory skin ailment marked by intense itching, redness, weeping, and scaly rashes. These symptoms can be unpleasant and result in skin colour changes and blisters.
What effect does a person’s diet have on their skin, and why should we try dietary modifications first before turning to prescriptions?
The foods a person eats can cause a variety of skin disorders if they have a malfunctioning liver or a leaky stomach. A moderate, restorative diet that decreases a person’s exposure to unpleasant substances will help them get rid of the itch quickly. Feeding young children with eczema a soft diet that does not tax their developing livers is a simple strategy to alleviate their comfort while also promoting proper sleep, growth, and development.
How long does it usually take for changes to become noticeable?
People with normal eczema can get considerable or complete relief from The Eczema Detox in as little as a week and as long as twelve weeks. It can take eight to twelve months for patients with head-to-toe eczema or psoriasis who have been on topical steroids for 20, 30, or 40 years or more to have clear skin, but it’s worth it!
What foods should you avoid if you have eczema?
Eczema has its own list of foods to avoid, and they are the items you should stay away from during the first three months of detoxification. If you have eczema, avoid these 12 foods, which are high in salicylates, amines, MSG, nitrates, and other eczema triggers:
- a sauce made from soy beans
- Avocados: Gasp! They’re one of the most common sources of amines and salicylates.
- Dried fruits
- Meats from delis
- Eggs: 70-90 percent of eczema sufferers are allergic to or sensitive to them.
- Dairy products with sugar: Dairy products cause eczema in 89 percent of people.
What are the best foods for treating and curing eczema?
Drink vegetable juices containing elements like celery, pear, carrot, and beetroot (avoid kale, spinach, and citrus!) that are mild on the liver (i.e. low to moderate in salicylates and low in amines). Working out your triggers can be the most crucial step in preventing eczema because it’s frequently what you avoid rather than what you eat that helps to prevent eczema. Allergy tests are frequently erroneous, and they are unable to detect chemical sensitivities or dietary intolerances. Don’t worry if your refrigerator is missing eggs and avocados; simply substitute them with alkalizing, anti-inflammatory, omega-rich items to protect and rejuvenate your skin.
- Flaxseed oil – “actually hydrates the skin from the inside out.” “Eczema is a skin condition in which the skin becomes extremely dry. It drives people insane, and it’s a major source of eczema discomfort.” You can get enough omega-3s by taking 1/2 teaspoon of flaxseed oil per day.
- Red cabbage – Anthocyanin, a skin-protecting pigment also found in purple cauliflower, gives red cabbage its bright colour. In addition, it’s naturally anti-inflammatory and alkalizing.
- Beets – Nothing beats beets for that ethereal hue. They help your liver get rid of those troublesome toxins, and they’re even claimed to boost the effectiveness of collagen supplements.
- Saffron – is “the world’s most costly spice—but you don’t need much of it to reap the advantages,” according to Fischer. She recommends mixing saffron into a warm cup of rice milk shortly before night to help with digestion.
- Carob – Use this caffeine-free cocoa substitute to calm your stomach and satisfy your hunger.
- Oats – In addition to fibre, overnight oats contain vitamin E, zinc, and silica, which is a powerful combination for healthy skin.
- Fish: Fischer suggests choosing a mercury-free smaller fish such as salmon, sardines, or trout.
- Pears– “Natural compounds/chemicals are few in peeled pears. They’re great because they’re high in soluble and insoluble fibre, which helps to prevent inflammatory disorders and diabetes “Fischer explains. She recommends combining these beauties with beets and carrots for a wonderfully alkalizing juice—trust us, you won’t miss your morning glass of OJ.
And what about the best supplements?
Because nutrient shortages can cause or exacerbate eczema, taking calcium, zinc, vitamin C, magnesium, molybdenum, and modest dosages of B vitamins is critical (as high doses can have the opposite effect). Because supplements frequently contain irritating chemicals and fruit flavours that are high in salicylates, they should be avoided.
What role does exercise play in this?
Exercise is beneficial for stress management and supplying nutrients to the skin through the bloodstream, but it can make a person with eczema feel hot and itchy, so it’s crucial to stay cool while exercising.
What are some additional natural ways to relieve eczema symptoms and get rid of it?
Avoid scented skin care products, perfume, nail polish, and foaming products with sodium lauryl sulphate, such as bubble bath and shampoos. Laugh more and manage stress with treatments like hypnosis, as laughter promotes anti-inflammatory hormones in the body. Because your skin is made up of the foods you eat, a holistic strategy that incorporates both internal and exterior therapies can help you manage and prevent eczema for the rest of your life.
Schedule a 15-minute discovery call with Dr. Nelli Gluzman to discuss how Blossom Pediatrics can help support your child in their journey to optimum health. Ask questions; explore ideas and options. During this call, we can devise a plan of action for your child’s particular health needs.