Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that produces scaling, flaking, thickening, colour changes, and often itching.

All form of skin concerns are frustrating and can be painful and affect a person’s self esteem.

Atopic eczema is an hereditary form of the condition that usually becomes apparent in infancy. It typically appears on the face, in the creases of the elbows, and behind the knees. Often family members have a history of allergies or asthma.

Childhood eczema gives hope that you will grow out of it, whilst when it continues to appear or begins in adulthood it can really get you down.    Whilst steroid creams might hold it at bay, it has not done anything to address it from the causative factor.

Many cases of eczema are the result of allergies and/or sensitivities. This type of eczema is called allergic or contact eczema. It can be caused by contact with perfumes, cosmetics, rubber, medicated creams and ointments, plants such as poison ivy, and/or metals or metal alloys such as gold,silver, and nickel found in jewellery and zips. Some people are sensitive to sunlight.    More commonly there is an intolerance to certain foods which cause an inflammatory reaction which results in eczema or other skin presentations.

Whatever the cause, if the remains in constant contact with it, the eczema is likely to spread and become more severe.   It really is worth taking the time to have a look and see what might be underlying it and with that knowledge you are easily able to make changes.

Stress, especially chronic tension, can cause or exacerbate eczema as can a fungal infection like candida.    All of which can be helped with dietary changes, awareness and perhaps some herbs or vitamins., specifically chosen for your unique needs.

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