I've been there.
Surprised to see angry-red, itchy skin patches on my neck, arms, and even on my eye area. It was embarrassing to go out in public with these eczema flares front and center on my face. The problem is, there were so many root causes.
People think eczema is just one thing that happens on our skin. But it is actually an umbrella term used to describe different types of skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, dry skin, seborrheic dermatitis, sometimes even acne and psoriasis.
Eczema treatments are usually skin creams or topical ointments that treat the external symptom. I, however, believe that in order to address these symptoms, you must manage more than just the itching of the skin and find, through a little research, the root cause so you can prevent any more eczema flares in the future.
Before any kind of remedy is used, looking for your triggers is essential in healing eczema. I use my Eczema Triad as a lens to look for the root causes of eczema.
The eczema triad includes internal, external, and emotional angle. To prevent eczema means addressing not just the physical triggers but also the internal and emotional reasons. It can be your diet that is problematic or your immune system having a hard time due to nutrient deficiencies. These wreak havoc and contribute to inflammatory skin.
Maybe it's all about the foods you eat or the stress you're experiencing because of work, being a homeschool parent, or relationships. There are factors under the surface to fully address the symptoms and the triggers of your eczema.
Sometimes using that skin cream is not enough to manage your eczema symptoms (plus prolonged use can be detrimental to your overall health).
What can you do now?
Here's a roundup of natural remedies you can do to prevent further eczema flareups.
These are just a few things you can do to manage your eczema. By making small changes that compound, we can help ourselves heal our skin issues at a much quicker rate.
Check out the eczemanutritionist.com for more resources for decoding your eczema.
Christa Biegler, RD, integrative nutritionist specializes in reversing symptoms of eczema, IBS, Crohn's, Colitis, digestive issues, bloating, abdominal pain, fatigue and autoimmune symptoms, especially Hashimotos.
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