Eczema

Eczema, also referred to as contact dermatitis, is a common skin condition that is typically characterized by red, inflamed, dry and itchy areas of skin. 

skin_eczema.jpgDiagnosis

There are many factors that can cause a person to develop eczema. Ultimately, it is a result of the body's immune response. The challenge with respect to diagnosis is to determine what the triggers are. Common triggers include:

leaf.jpg Allergic response to various chemicals 

leaf.jpg Foods sensitivities can be both a cause as well as an aggravating factor

leaf.jpg Unresolved, lingering infections due to a weak immune system

leaf.jpg Nutrient deficiencies

leaf.jpg Dysbiosis 

leaf.jpg Stress can be a trigger, as well as exacerbate existing eczema

leaf.jpg Improper hygiene practices and chemicals in personal care products    

Treatment

When treating any skin condition it is important to address the concern with topical and internal forms of medicine. Treatment objectives include:

leaf.jpg Eliminating the factors that are stimulating the immune response

leaf.jpg Regulating the immune system

leaf.jpg Alleviating itching and discomfort

leaf.jpg Decreasing inflammation locally and systemically

leaf.jpg Correcting metabolic abnormalities

leaf.jpg Implementing strategies to manage stress effectively

leaf.jpg Establishing healthy hygiene habits

leaf.jpg Providing patients with individualized recommendations for personal care products 

Maintenance 

The state of your skin reflects your overall level of health. To help you maintain healthy skin we will help you shape a long term health strategy that encompasses:

leaf.jpg Individually customized dietary recommendations that are sustainable and shift with seasonal change 

leaf.jpg Continuing healthy hygiene habits and usage of optimal personal care products 

leaf.jpg  Adaptive longterm stress management strategies

leaf.jpg Ongoing proactive monitoring of health via annual physicals and regular lab work 

leaf.jpg Treating acute health concerns as they arise by naturopathic means that restore the body to balance 

Contact us to arrange a complimentary 15 minute consultation to learn how naturopathic treatments can resolve your eczema and help you to develop Healthy Skin.