Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Three Things you need to know about Atopic Eczema

By Tim Howden ND BHSc MNHAA
1. If the cause of eczema is untreated the condition is likely to develop into asthma, allergic rhinitis and food allergy.
Did you know that 20% of children presenting to their GP are given a diagnosis of eczema?  If the underlying causes are not addressed 44% of these kids are likely to develop asthma and of these 66% will acquire varying types of allergies.

2. Eczema can only be resolved by treating the underlying causes
The main cause are

  • excess inflammation
  • an under active digestive system
  • an imbalanced immune system (this is related to the digestive tract) www.eluvi.com.au
3. Natural Medicine is capable of successfully treating and achieving long-lasting results
Given the right ingredients eczema and it's associated conditions can be put to rest.  Lets not forget the unquestionable ability of the body to self heal.  No where is this more pronounced than in children.  Generally speaking, their vital reserve is much greater than in adults and their ability to rebalance and achieve homeostasis is significant.

Simple Tips: Eczeamtic children improve greatly when allergenic foods are removed from their diet.  This first step is often overlooked as being too simple.  But in fact it takes a large amount of stress of the digestive system and starts the healing process.
Secondly specific probiotics and essential fatty acids like flax seed oil and evening primrose will help further restore function and tone-down inflammation.  The skin will undoubtably improve because of this.  Restoring digestive function by addressing any mineral and nutrient deficiencies will also help achieve long lasting results.  This is best achieved by working closely with a qualified health practitioner.