First I want to say, our son is cured of eczema. I have kept a photo journal and will share in Part II of this post. I'm not talking about 'dry skin'. I am talking about bloody itchy rashes that are debilitating and infringe on every aspect of life and sleep.
For seven years eczema has plagued our son. The minute the 'disease' seemed cured, an empty steroid tube signaled the disease was never far away.
We'd done everything. The docs, the derms, the allergies, the supplements, the diets, the oils, the creams, the salves, the ointments. We've done it all. NONE of it cured.
Removing immediate and delayed allergens from the environment and diet improved the situation the best, but we were still applying topical steroid. The smallest irritated area was hurriedly dabbed with steroid in fear of bigger rashes.
Now that my mind is unraveled from western medicine's twisting, I know how blatantly counterproductive that truly was. I was so naive about eczema.
In May of last year and out of nowhere, Izaiah was hit with full on, raging, angry, bloody eczema that was previously mild. We spent all of late summer and fall collapsing into the abyss of regression, not only with eczema but seizures and head banging too.
By October a truly brilliant homeopath, Sally Lloyd, entered our lives and would change everything. When I hopelessly dumped a bunch of puzzle pieces in her lap she instinctively knew how to piece them back together. I now believe the picture we're all trying to put back together isn't two dimensional but rather three or four. Sally is directing the re-construction of Izaiah's enigma using the tools we both have at hand. Her heart, her devotion, her knowledge, her respect for mothers, her calm-guidance, even the hand-holding she has had to do for me, surpasses anything we have done to date.
She is slowly, gently, but deeply healing him. She respected his key need for mitochondrial, adrenal, kidney, liver, inflammation, methylation, and GI supports while healing homeopathically. I've gained this knowledge through biomed and not all homeopaths understand it's role, but Sally did.
Izaiah's eczema is now gone. No drugs, no creams. I used natural helps that soothed but didn't suppress and Sally's remedies helped Izaiah's body do the hard work to get rid of eczema on it's own.
Yes, you read that correctly, on it's own.
Just as toxins are excreted by using the toilet, the body also can send toxins out of our skin. It's simply another path the body can choose. Our skin is a direct path into the body. Likewise, it can be a direct path out of the body.
It makes sense that Izaiah's body would choose the skin as an exit route for toxins. The auto-immune damage and encephalitis came from the vitamin K shot at birth. With the wheels of an already weak immune system in motion, overuse of antibiotics quickly did the rest of the damage to bowels and gut and ultimately affected the brain. With damaged gut, bowels, and immunity, the skin was the path of choice.
The eczema was simply the toxins coming out, not some rashy disease.
But armed only with half-baked Western medicine orthodoxy at that time, the drug next in line was topical steroid. I didn't know any better.
Yes, on the surface it strikes us that the steroid is healing because the skin improves, the itch goes away, and the appearance of our child is now satisfactory to every opinionated eye who might look upon us. Until that tube of steroid runs out.
Insidiously, the steroid is not healing, rather it is suppressing. It is covertly pressing that eczema back down into the skin. The toxins trying to escape are getting jammed back into the derma. The toxins go deep overloading tissues, muscles, organs, and as we continue to suppress, what was once eczema now turns into other things: allergies, food allergies, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, focus problems, adhd, irrational fears, autism, cancer.
Suppression, not healing.
Benedryl and ibuprofen are two common medicines that also suppress alongside most pharmaceutical drugs. This is very dangerous to suppress every illness and fever. We are trading in simple and harmless ailments for chronic and fatal disease.
Eczema is actually the good guy. Let it flare. The harder it flares, the better the immune system.
We would do well to stop eyeing every mother whose child has eczema and instead start scrutinizing the systems and policies that are putting the toxins in her children in the first place.