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In this video, Dr. Huntoon discusses what your symptoms indicate and what you should be aware of when making a choice with your health.

Having any symptom is NOT NORMAL. Understanding what the symptom means and supporting balance within the body is prudent for health.

Skin Health is a reflection of your overall health.  Having Eczema is quite alarming for those who have it.  Making sure to have a proper evaluation and appropriate conservative care versus some of the radical Medical care is important to consider.  Lifetime suppressive medication is not the answer!

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Eczema

Eczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema. Atopic refers to a group of diseases with an often inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever.

Eczema affects about 10% to 20% of infants and about 3% of adults and children in the U.S. Most infants who develop the condition outgrow it by their tenth birthday, while some people continue to have symptoms on and off throughout life. With proper treatment, the disease often can be controlled.

Causes

CAUSES

The exact cause of eczema is unknown by Traditional Medical Doctors, but it's thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body's Immune System to an irritant. It is this response that causes the symptoms of eczema.  It is not the underlying cause.

In addition, eczema is commonly found in families with a history of other allergies or asthma. Also, defects in the skin barrier could allow moisture out and germs in.

Some people may have "flare-ups" of the itchy rash in response to certain substances or conditions.

  • For some, coming into contact with rough or coarse materials may cause the skin to become itchy.
  • For others, feeling too hot or too cold, exposure to certain household products like soap or detergent, or coming into contact with animal dander may cause an outbreak.
  • Upper respiratory infections or colds may also be triggers.
  • Stress may cause the condition to worsen.

Although Traditional Medicine will tell you there is no cure, most people can effectively manage their disease with medical treatment and by avoiding irritants.

The condition is not contagious and can't be spread from person to person.

What Are The Symptoms of Eczema

Symptoms of Eczema

No matter which part of the skin is affected, eczema is almost always itchy.

Sometimes the itching will start before the rash appears, but when it does, the rash most commonly appears on the

  • face,
  • back of the knees,
  • wrists,
  • hands, or
  • feet.
  • It may also affect other areas as well.

Affected areas usually appear very dry, thickened, or scaly.

In fair-skinned people, these areas may initially appear reddish and then turn brown.

Among darker-skinned people, eczema can affect pigmentation, making the affected area lighter or darker.

In infants, the itchy rash can produce an oozing, crusting condition that happens mainly on the face and scalp, but patches may appear anywhere.

Traditional Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Options

DIAGNOSIS

A pediatrician, dermatologist, or your primary care provider can make a diagnosis of eczema. While there are no tests to determine eczema, most often your doctor can tell if it's eczema by looking at your skin and by asking a few questions.

Since many people with eczema also have allergies, your doctor may perform allergy tests to determine possible irritants or triggers. Children with eczema are especially likely to be tested for allergies.

How Is Eczema Treated?

The goal of treatment for eczema is to relieve and prevent itching, which can lead to infection. Since the disease makes skin dry and itchy, lotions and creams are recommended to keep the skin moist. These products are usually applied when the skin is damp, such as after bathing, to help the skin retain moisture. Cold compresses may also be used to relieve itching.

Over-the-counter products, such as hydrocortisone 1% cream, or prescription creams and ointments containing corticosteroids, are often prescribed to lessen inflammation. In addition, if the affected area becomes infected, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to kill the infection-causing bacteria.

Other treatments include antihistamines to lessen severe itching, tar treatments (chemicals designed to reduce itching), phototherapy (therapy using ultraviolet light applied to the skin), and the drug cyclosporine for people whose condition doesn't respond to other treatments.

The FDA has approved two drugs known as topical immunomodulators (TIMs) for the treatment of mild-to-moderate eczema. The drugs, Elidel and Protopic, are skin creams that work by altering the immune system response to prevent flare-ups.

The FDA has warned doctors to prescribe Elidel and Protopic with caution due to concerns over a possible cancer risk associated with their use. The two creams also carry the FDA's "black box" warning on their packaging to alert doctors and patients to these potential risks. The warning advises doctors to prescribe short-term use of Elidel and Protopic only after other available eczema treatments have failed in adults and children over the age of 2. It should not be used in kids under age 2.

Dr. Huntoon's Alternative Medical Treatment Options

Dr. Huntoon has worked with many people, old and young alike, who have presented with the diagnosis of Eczema.  Continue reading below to understand what can be done to address the CAUSE of this very common, but not normal, health concern.

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS

We do not recommend taking medications for this concern as a long term solution. 

Many of the recommended medications affect your large intestine and lungs, which is the controller of overall skin health.  These include the steroids and the antibiotics, both of which will affect the health of the large intestine and lungs in a negative way.  Making sure these two parent organs are healthy and functioning in a normal, healthy fashion is paramount to your skin condition.  Taking suppressive medication will also affect the health of your liver.  This too will lead to more skin concerns.

We recommend a specific whole food supplement designed to stop the inflammatory and autoimmune attack on the skin, along with some other anti-inflammatory whole food supplements to support the skin's ability to begin healing.

Specific application of Shea Butter infused with the Essential Oils of Frankincense and Myrrh to the areas affected will help to create normal skin tissue, as this formula has demonstrated a return to normal healthy skin over time.  The application, done daily as a health regime, is recommended.

Dietary Changes

Proper dietary advice under the direction of your Holistic Chiropractor helps eliminate the development of Skin disease in any part of the body.  Since the skin is a direct reflection of your true feelings (think someone who is embarrassed and the flushing that happens automatically), it is important to address the suppressed emotions of having this condition and the emotions associated with how the person feels about themselves.  Found in just about every case worked with at our office has demonstrated a lit of repressed and suppressed anger and similar emotions.  These too will be addressed using a powerful technique called NeuroEmotional Technique (NET).   

Some people have found that limiting their caffeine intake, eating a low-sugar diet, or taking essential fatty acid supplements will reduce the symptoms of Eczema. However, there are no randomized controlled studies that show that these or any dietary changes are effective at relieving symptoms.

Working with a Holistic Chiropractor that understands how to do this for their patient becomes vital for resolution of this serious concern.

Others have benefited by using Acupuncture, Homeopathy and Naturopathy.

How Can Eczema Flare-Ups Be Prevented?

How Can Eczema Flare-ups Be Prevented?

Eczema outbreaks can sometimes be avoided or the severity lessened by following these simple tips.

  • Moisturize frequently.
  • Avoid sudden changes in temperature or humidity.
  • Avoid sweating or overheating.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Avoid scratchy materials, such as wool.
  • Avoid harsh soaps, detergents, and solvents.

Unfortunately, some of these are not realistic in our daily lives and may seem impossible.

Medicines Two Choices for You

Your Solution

We offer the following recommendations as a natural way to address your Eczema.

Dr. Huntoon has worked with many people, old and young alike, who have presented with the diagnosis of Eczema.  Continue reading below to understand what can be done to address the CAUSE of this very common, but not normal, health concern.

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS

We do not recommend taking medications for this concern as a long term solution.  Many of the recommended medications affect your large intestine and lungs, which is the controller of overall skin health.  These include the steroids and the antibiotics, both of which will affect the health of the large intestine and lungs in a negative way.  Making sure these two parent organs are healthy and functioning in a normal, healthy fashion is paramount to your skin condition.  Taking suppressive medication will also affect the health of your liver.  This too will lead to more skin concerns.

We recommend a specific whole food supplement designed to stop the inflammatory and autoimmune attack on the skin, along with some other anti-inflammatory whole food supplements to support the skin's ability to begin healing.

Specific application of Shea Butter infused with the Essential Oils of Frankincense and Myrrh to the areas affected will help to create normal skin tissue, as this formula has demonstrated a return to normal healthy skin over time.  The application, done daily as a health regime, is recommended.

Dietary changes

Proper dietary advice under the direction of your Holistic Chiropractor helps eliminate the development of Skin disease in any part of the body.  Since the skin is a direct reflection of your true feelings (think someone who is embarrassed and the flushing that happens automatically), it is important to address the suppressed emotions of having this condition and the emotions associated with how the person feels about themselves.  Found in just about every case worked with at our office has demonstrated a lit of repressed and suppressed anger and similar emotions.  These too will be addressed using a powerful technique called NeuroEmotional Technique (NET).   

Some people have found that limiting their caffeine intake, eating a low-sugar diet, or taking essential fatty acid supplements will reduce the symptoms of Eczema. However, there are no randomized controlled studies that show that these or any dietary changes are effective at relieving symptoms.

Working with a Holistic Chiropractor that understands how to do this for their patient becomes vital for resolution of this serious concern.

Others have benefited by using Acupuncture, Homeopathy and Naturopathy.

Long-term outlook

According to the Medical Profession, the specific cause of Eczema isn’t fully understood. Consider that before starting any medical care, as treating something you do not understand, especially with harsh medications known to have side-effects, is not the BEST way to solve a problem.

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