10 Steps to
Eczema Secrets / Eczema Solutions
We are all different, and the
key to your quest for eczema solutions is a willingness to
try various treatments until you find what works best for
you. I trust that you will find the following guidelines helpful
Eczema is an inflammation
of the skin, usually associated with blisters, thickening,
crusting, scaling and itching. There are different types of
eczema depending on their causes, and where they occur on
Common causes of eczema are allergies
secondary to digestive disorders, immune deficiencies, genetic
metabolic disorders such as the inability to produce GLA-gamma
linoleic acid, a key component in the structure of cell membranes
and nutritional deficiencies such as B vitamins (especially
niacin and vitamin B6).
Eczema solutions require
a consistent approach. Also remember that any program
may take months to show improvement, so be patient. Continue
treatment even during times of remission when no lesions are
visible. You see, the problem is still there, just waiting
for a trigger. The following steps will help you not only
prevent eczema attacks, but minimize their severity
Here is what you
1. Sensitivity to gluten
is common, and many people suffering from skin disorders do
better if they avoid foods containing gluten. Follow a gluten-free
diet for 6 weeks. Then add gluten containing foods back to
your diet one at a time, but do not eat gluten containing
foods more often than once every four days. You will find
an excellent source of gluten-free diets and products
at the Celiac
Disease and Gluten Free Resource Center.
2. Other problem foods
you'll want to avoid are dairy products, foods containing
raw eggs, fried foods and processed foods. Eating a lot of
fruit, especially citrus and sour fruit, may aggravate your
3. Vitamin B complex
is needed for healthy skin. Use a high-stress, yeast-free
formula. Take 100mg three times daily with meals. You will
want to take extras of the following B vitamins as well. Vitamin
B3 (niacin) - important for proper circulation and healthy
skin. Take 100mg three times daily. Do not exceed this amount,
and do not take Niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout
or high blood pressure. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) - deficiency
has been linked to skin disorders. Take 50mg three times daily.
Vitamin B12 - is important in cell formation and in
longevity of the cell. Take 200mcg daily. Use a sublingual
4. Other helpful vitamins are
Vitamin A helps to prevent dryness, and promotes the
development of smooth skin. Using an emulsion form is safer
at high doses,and makes it easier to assimilate. Take 100,000
IU daily for one month, then 50,000 IU daily for two weeks,
then 25,000 IU daily. CAUTION: Don't take more than 10,000
IU daily if you are pregnant.
Vitamin E - helps to
relieve dryness and itching. Take 400 IU daily.
5 Zinc boosts your immune
system, and is helpful in healing. Take 100mg daily
6 Biotin deficiency has
been linked to eczema. Take 300mg daily.
7 Because you may be unable
to produce GLA-gamma linoleic acid, taking Evening Primrose
Oil may prove especially helpful. Take 500mg daily. Evening
primrose oil applied directly to cracks and sore areas of
your skin may also give you soothing relief and promote healing.
NOTE: Women suffering from breast cancer should limit their
use of evening primrose oil. Black currant seed oil is a good
substitute. Other good sources of the essential fatty acid
gamma linoleic acid are flaxseed oil and salmon oil.
8. Shark cartilage reduces
inflammation in eczema. Take 1gm per 15 lbs of body weight
daily, divided into three doses.
9. Amino acids are essential
in making proteins, the building block for growth and repair
of all tissues. Use a formula containing both essential and
nonessential amino acids. Take as directed on the label.
10. Moisturize - as skin
prone to eczema tends to be dry. Moisturizing is particularly
important during the winter months, when eczema tends to flare
up because of the dry, cold air.
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An excellent resource for information
on eczema is the Healing Eczema e-Book, authored by Christina
Sands, Holistic Eczema Researcher and Nutritionist, as seen
by over 30,000 monthly visitors on http://www.eczema.net
Important Message - This
report is intended as an educational tool to acquaint you
with alternative methods for managing your problem.
Many of the suggestions have not been approved by any government
or regulatory agency. Therefore, this report should not be
substituted for the advice and treatment of your physician
or other licensed health care provider, but rather should
be used in conjunction with professional care. If pregnant,
you are especially urged to consult your physician before
using any suggestions. You must take full responsibility for
your health and how you use this information. The author expressly
disclaims any responsibility for any adverse effects resulting
from your use of the above information.
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