All About Eczema

What can cause Eczema?

If you Google “what causes eczema?” the typical answers describe an inflammatory skin condition, genetic in origin, primarily related to an abnormality in the skin. The answers seem to suggest that since it is genetic we are unable to change the root cause of the problem. Most people think of eczema as an isolated skin condition since it has an obvious presence on the skin. I want to squash these notions right here and now.

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COVID-19 Vaccine and Eczema

If you haven’t had at least one debate with someone over the Covid-19 vaccine then you most likely have been living under a rock for the last year. The amount of misinformation circulating about the virus, the vaccine, or the nation’s response is mind-boggling. My mission with this blog is to provide reliable information to families to help their children thrive. With that said, I have gotten lots of questions from my eczema families on whether they should consider the Covid-19 vaccine and if the vaccine will affect their eczema. Here is what you need to know.

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5 Reasons Zinc Supplements Should Be Part of Your Fight Against Eczema

Zinc plays a vital role in every one of our cells, but particularly in our skin. 5% of the body’s zinc is contained in the skin where it functions to keep our skin cells from becoming inflamed. It also stops the skin cells from producing inflammatory proteins which worsen eczema. Zinc also helps to stop mast cells from erupting. Mast cells are like big pinatas floating around our bodies ready to erupt and cause severe inflammation.

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7 Ways Western Medicine Has Failed Eczema Sufferers

I think pediatricians these days are overworked, tired, frustrated and drowning in a system of government-mandated computer clicks – and many times it’s easier to write a prescription than to counsel a family for an hour. That was certainly true for me when I was given 10-20min per patient by the governing bodies. I also think that some physicians are so closed-minded to the possibility of natural options that they refuse to acknowledge that there is another way. Below I enumerate the 7 biggest mistakes I see western medicine continue to make with eczema treatment and their patients and continue to suffer.

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Can Food Sensitivities Cause Eczema?

My 2 older children have struggled with eczema for most of their lives. My middle child, Jake, had his most severe symptoms during middle school and high school. He never had any type of severe reaction to food, like a peanut allergy, for instance, so we assumed his skin problems were NOT food-related. Despite topical steroids (this is before I realized the error in my ways), his symptoms continued to worsen particularly on his chest, back, and face.

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Eat Less Sugar Challenge

Sugar Sugar everywhere. There is a strong correlation between sugar and eczema and other chronic diseases. Our kids and families are bombarded with sugar every day at every meal and the problem is only getting worse. Join us for this month’s challenge to reduce your child’s sugar intake and help you raise healthy children.

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