Eczema, also known as Dermatitis, means inflammation of the skin. It is a group of “skin conditions” that are characterized by itchiness, red, dry skin and a rash. It can appear for short durations or it can be long-term and the skin can become thickened. “Dermatitis” estimated to affect approximately 250 million people globally and as much as 30% of the population in the United States. In all there are about eight types of eczema in all. For this reason, it can be different for everyone.
Rather than a specific health condition, eczema is a reactionary process that presents on the skin to specific trippers. It is caused by a combination of genes and an environmental trigger. It is most often actually is an indication that the immune system is over reacting to something else, somewhere else on or within the body. These triggers can include food intolerances, dysbiosis, asthma, allergies, chemical irritants, etc., etc. What causes this reaction to express as dermatitis is not always clear.
While conventional treatment for dermatitis typically includes moisturizers, steroid creams, antihistamines and sometimes antibiotics, none of these address the triggers They can provide relief but are not intended to “cures” the condition. The only way to completely resolve Eczema’s and Dermatitis is to identify the specific trigger and clean up the gastrointestinal tract and calm the immune system. Some of the many triggers of Dermatitis can include:
- Your diet –
- Dysbiosis –
- Environmental Irritants –
- Nutrient Deficiencies –
- Toxic Burdens
- Chronic Stress –
- Prescriptions and Over the Counter Medications –