Sunday, April 27, 2014

Eczema Help - You Won't Believe the Change!

Last year at this time, our ordeal with eczema literally took over our lives. I knew Izaiah had eczema, he's had it almost since birth. I had no idea what mild eczema could do if it became severe, I didn't even know what it looked like. In fact, the doctors I took him to didn't know either.
Eczema on thighs and feet last year.                            Cleared up this year!

Eczema last year.                          Clear skin this year!
We went to the typical pediatric dermatologist who doles out the steroid creams. Yes, they healed, temporarily, but did not cure. They hold on to the belief that eczema is a skin disease. But thanks to our bio-med doctor, we now know it's true cause. Eczema is an allergy reaction to food and environmental allergies. Since we know the cause we now have healing! Izaiah's skin got better within 2 weeks and I'm editing this post to say eczema went into remission about 5 months later. No steroids. Just clean diet.

Wheat, soy, tomatoes, dairy, sugar, oranges, and anything processed would severely inflame his skin within 12 hours or less. He also had severe environmental allergies so sorting it all out was very difficult without the help of a comprehensive food panel via intravenous blood draw in addition to the usual skin prick test.

Some supplements that help the skin are the Biotin, EPA and DHA found in Fish Oil, Methyl B12 shots, Vitamin D, and B Complex.

I asked our bio-med doctor, who is an MD, a PhD, and has more than 30 years of experience healing children and adults of eczema if he has ever seen a case of eczema that was from something besides allergies and gut problems? His answer, "No." 

So, if you really want to cure eczema, not put another band-aid on it, but cure it and send it into remission, might I suggest getting to the right doctor. The skin is an organ so a good functional doctor who is an immunologist (not dermatologist),  DAN, or MAPS doctor is going to point you in the right direction.

It's not easy, it's one of the hardest things we've ever done. No, wait. Living through eczema was the hardest thing we've ever done. Everything it took to cure it was easier than living through another day of the pain and misery associated with eczema.

Annie Eskeldson enjoys sharing the ups and downs of healing autism which is really (for them) encephalitis, mitochondrial dysfunction, leaky gut, severe food allergies, hypothyroidism, and more. All of these things are treatable.

1 comment:

  1. Pamela had chronic eczema, too. What finally cleared it up was going GF/CF and treating her yeast overgrowth. We did this right around the time DAN first started. She hasn't had an outbreak in 15 years!

    I'm so glad you found answers for Isaiah.