Eczema is a skin condition that can be visible on patient’s face, under armpits, below breasts, on shins, elbows.
There can be skin redness associated with extra ‘heat’ in the body, that can cause fits of anger, irritation, disturbed sleep as part of a daily ‘battle’ with eczema.
Eczema usually results from hypersensitivity due to some form of environmental factors. Dampness, mould/fungus spores, poor ventilation may be the cause.
Allergy tests for reactions to dust, animal dander, shampoos, toiletries and industrial solvent are usually advisable.
Food sensitivities (eg., lactose intolerance) and psychosomatic disturbance (eg.,stress/anxiety) can also cause eczema.
Eczema is a condition that could be linked to low functioning of thymus gland, an organ that is immune system supporting, but can be affected by hormone imbalances, stress, poor diet and toxicity.
Eczema sufferers may pursue a lactose free diet and eliminate cereals, eggs and milk from diet, perhaps, fish, cheese, sugar.
An Ayurveda method of brushing inner skin of papaya fruit on skin is considered helpful. Evening primrose oil as nutritional supplements may also benefit skin healing.
In Chinese medicine, eczema may be described as ‘Damaged Yin and Residual Damp Syndrome’, relating to congestion from slow movement of internal bodily fluids.
I treat eczema with an Unani/Tibb perspective using ‘detox’, herb capsules, herbal oils and dietary changes usually within an initial 8 week treatment period.
When being treated naturally with herbal medicine, be prepared for a healing crisis for a short period of days. This is considered a good sign of toxins are being re moved from the body.