Healing Eczema Quickly, Naturally, and Permanently
Among the most common and irritating skin conditions is eczema. It’s annoying, yes, and it isn’t enjoyable. However, all is not lost as there are many proven ways of healing eczema quickly, permanently, and most of all, in a natural way.
If you have for long suffered from eczema, all is not lost. The best news is that you can take control of the situation yourself and make it a thing of your past. Read through for insights on how to do it in the most natural ways.
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a medical condition that affects your skin. Usually, the condition results in the skin developing patches that become rough and inflamed with blisters. The blisters may in turn cause itching and bleeding.
Eczema is very common, and in most cases, manageable. The condition can also be an ongoing challenge. In addition, it can be mild, moderate, or even severe.
Most commonly, it affects babies and children and mostly on their faces (the chin and cheeks especially). However, it can also appear anywhere else on the body, and the symptoms may vary from one child to the other.
Quite often, the condition then goes away as the child grows older even though some children may experience it even into adulthood. It’s worth noting that an adult can develop eczema too, despite not having it as a child.
Is Eczema Contagious?
More often than not, people think they can “catch” eczema by contacting someone with it. The truth is, the condition is not contagious and cannot be transmitted through contact or exposure.
Symptoms of Eczema
So, how do you know that your skin condition is really eczema? How do you differentiate it from normal contact with allergens or other skin conditions? These questions can be answered by a visual of any of the following conditions:
Dry and sensitive skin.
Excessive and irritating itching.
Red and inflamed skin.
Dark colored patches on the skin.
Rough, leathery, and scaly patches on the skin.
Areas of swelling.
Oozing and crusting.
Bumps that leak fluid and crust over.
The symptoms above may differ from one individual to another.
Causes of Eczema
Some people have no idea what causes their health conditions. The same goes for eczema and as such the condition may even go undiagnosed for long. The following are some of the common causes or triggers of eczema:
Triggers that are known to cause allergy attacks are also associated with causing eczema. The triggers include animal dander, pollen, dust mites, and mold. Usually, the triggers affect people with atopic dermatitis and make them break out in a rash on the skin.
Getting in contact with irritants like harsh chemicals can also cause inflammation of the skin. In the end, the spots may end up itchy and bring on bouts of eczema. Some people may also be sensitive to mild irritants like detergents, fragrances, astringents, and wool and report cases of skin irritation.
Other triggers can also include food allergies which can set off a flare-up. The allergens, in general, will cause the immune system to overreact and this leads to skin inflammation.
Additional causes include emotional stress and anxiety, dry or cold weather, sand, dust, and pollution. Exposure to synthetic fibers may also be an eczema trigger.
Gut Health and Skin Conditions
Did you know the relationship that exists between your gut and body wellness? Usually, the health of your gut determines the readiness of your body to fight many diseases. As such, a weak gut (leaky gut) can lead to a myriad of problems including skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Some studies have shown that there is a relationship between alteration in the diversity of the gut microbiota with cases of eczema in infants. The gut microbiota plays a vital role in regulating the adaptive and innate immunity in the body. As such, its alteration has been implicated in the development of allergic infections that lead to skin conditions including eczema.
Now, the first step towards healing eczema is understanding the concept that gut health is highly influential when it comes to the skin. It’s also important to understand that the state of your gut’s health is reflected on the skin. Also, it’s worth noting that once the ‘friendly bacteria’ are outnumbered by the ‘unfriendly bacteria’, there is nothing the gut can do to ensure its health is intact.
The Leaky Gut Problem
There is an easier way of understanding this problem called the leaky gut. It’s easier if you thought of your gut’s lining as a fine mesh that can only allow for the finest of particles to penetrate or slip through. When the leaky gut problem knocks in, the gut wall’s permeability is affected and becomes weak.
With the permeability no longer strong, large food particles (undigested) and pathogens will be free to penetrate or slip through the gut wall lining. What they find around is your immune cells and the ‘friendly bacteria’ in your system. Normally, the immune cells are affected, and they lose the power to fight disease.
When the immune system is invaded, it’s typically going to trigger an inflammatory response. The response, in this case, and no matter how low grade it is, can lead to flare-ups and breakouts and eventually, eczema and other skin conditions like acne develop.
Unfortunately, there exists no single bullet that can perform magic against eczema. However, there are varied treatment options and strategies that can relieve the symptoms, reduce the inflammation, and prevent the flare-ups. The strategies may include using specific creams and ointments, using antihistamines and antibiotics, or injectable medication.
Naturally, one can also help the situation and themselves in different ways. The major one is by taking care of the gut and ensuring that it’s healthy all the time. Failure to take care of the gut can lead to the Leaky Gut Syndrome. This in return leads to a myriad of diseases including skin conditions.
Having a leaky gut is one of the sneakiest problems that lead to eczema. However, working on it can turn the tables over and help in the process of reducing the effects or healing eczema. For a complete guide on how the syndrome can be fought, explore the Leaky Gut Protocol to find out more.