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What Causes Eczema? A Q+A with Dr. Peter Lio

We have a really great video for you today from Dr. Peter Lio (see bio below). Scroll down to watch the video or read on for a full transcript.

Here’s what Dr. Lio had to say………

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Today’s question is what causes eczema?

This is a great question and unfortunately we do not have a great answer to “what causes eczema?” or “what is eczema?” But some of the pieces that are important to think about include the fact that the skin barrier is leaky. Read more

How to Eat Well for Winter Eczema Relief

By Dr. Amy Duong (bio below)

To my eczema warriors!

Today I’d like to give you a list of foods and how to prepare them that would be beneficial to eat with the intention of nourishing and healing skin to prevent eczema in winter. I often hear from my patients that their eczema worsens in the winter months due to the dryness from the cold temperatures outside and from turning on the heat in inside. Skin dryness signifies that the skin is not being nourished with the proper nutrients and thus the skin barrier to the outside environment weakens and the skin is subject to more irritants, weather changes, and eczema from internal detoxification issues.

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The Best Essential Oils for Eczema

By Brooke Cade (see bio below)

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that affects over 30 million Americans. Common as it may be, eczema is still an uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating condition that can compromise your quality of living.

To treat eczema, more and more people are turning away from conventional medicine to essential oils as they search for a more holistic and “big picture” remedy to their skin condition. The anti-inflammatory and stress-reducing properties of essential oils can help to promote healing and lasting change to improve your eczema for good.

In this article, learn more about the causes of eczema, who’s at risk to develop it, as well as the best essential oils for eczema. Read more

How to Treat Your Greasy Scalp: Is Baking Soda Helpful or Hurtful?

By Allan Mak (see bio below)

If you’re reading this, then you must be asking yourself:

Why is my hair always greasy? OR

What causes oily hair all of a sudden?

Today, I want to talk to you about everything HAIR — about the chemistry of hair and how you can minimize dermatitis that takes the form of greasy scalp or waxy buildup on scalp and prevent further damage to your locks at the same time. Read more

5 Tips for Soothing the Eczema Itch

By Dr. Amy Duong (bio below)

I want to share with you some tips that I offer to my patients to relieve the eczema itch, which can be very prominent, constant and so very irritating. The constant scratching and itchiness also prevents healing of the skin because of opening up pre-existing wounds and creating new scratches. As with any of my recommendations, please talk to your naturopath or healthcare provider who is open to alternative medicine. I hope that those with eczema can find relief with some soothing baths and a more nutritious approach to diet. Ultimately, treating the internal environment of the liver, digestive system, and nervous system will help to cure eczema for good! Read more

How Does Homeopathy for Eczema Work?

By Melanie Dupres (see bio below)

The bathroom cupboard is full of creams, antihistamines, steroids, and antibiotics that have almost passed their expiration date but no longer give you any relief.  You are at your wit’s end and about to give up hope because you cannot find a treatment for eczema that works for you.  It’s time for PLAN B: Homeopathy. Read more

How to Avoid Bullying Due To Eczema: Children with Eczema Suffer from Lowered Self-Esteem

The side effects that accompany eczema can cause a lot of insecurities and embarrassment. It’s no surprise that a survey conducted by the National Eczema Association (NEA) found that at least one in five children with eczema are bullied at school due their skin condition. Read more

Your Eczema Flare Up, Is It Triggered By Mold?

By Stephanie Cook (see bio below)

You’ve pre-washed his clothes with gentle detergent, disinfected his bottles thoroughly, and baby-proofed every corner, but did you test for indoor air pollution? It can start with a cough; a seemingly insignificant wheeze expelled from the center of his tiny chest. What may be significant, however, could be a commonly overlooked factor.

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How to Identify The Type of Dermatitis You Have

By Cedars Dermatology (see bio below)

Do you think you’re suffering from dermatitis? Dermatitis (a general term that describes inflammation of the skin) comes in many different forms. In this guide we’ll breakdown a variety of skin condition symptoms, as well as possible natural treatments to get you started on the road to recovery. Read more

Why I Tried Herbal Medicine for Eczema

By Sophia Ruan Gushée (see bio below)

Managing eczema has been a big issue in my family. When my youngest daughter was 3 days old, she began developing eczema. Since my older two children had not experienced eczema or other health issues, I kept waiting for my youngest to outgrow her skin issues as we tried different natural remedies for eczema. Sometimes it seemed that the eczema was subsiding. But, in fact, it was on a general trend of becoming more severe. Eventually I knew I had to try a different course of action. Read more

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