Why Dermatologists Can't Cure Eczema
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If you suffer with eczema, you're probably all too familiar with the discomfort it involves: itchy, dry skin that may be oozing or flaking, plus a red skin rash that ranges from slightly annoying to completely disruptive of your life.
Formally known as contact dermatitis or atopic dermatitis, eczema is an allergic skin inflammation. It occurs in adults, children and babies. It often occurs in tandem with allergies and asthma, and may be the precursor to those conditions. Eczema is also related to other skin conditions such as impetigo and psoriasis. While eczema is common in certain areas of the body such as elbow and knee creases, the tell-tale itchy rash may appear anywhere on the skin.
Western Treatments for Eczema
Western treatments for eczema typically include antihistamines, anti-itch medicines, steroid creams, and non-steroid petroleum-based lotions. These medications work with varying degrees of success. Typically, after a variable period of time, eczema flares again. Flares sometimes even occur while medications are still being used.
The reason these treatments fail is because stopping the rash does not resolve the reason why it occurs in the first place. Like most skin conditions, eczema is a reflection of a deeper, internal imbalance that typically originates from poor digestion. When a dermatologist gives you creams and medicines to clear your skin, the internal issues are not addressed or affected.
Using cortisone cream to fix eczema is a bit like painting a rickety house that's about to fall down. It may make it look better, and you may feel better for a short time. Ultimately however, for a long-term solution, the underlying issues must be addressed.
Why Does Eczema Happen?
Eczema occurs when allergens enter the bloodstream, creating an inflammation reaction that manifests on the skin. But why do some people get eczema while others don't?
There are several factors that may contribute to a person's susceptibility to eczema. These include immune system weakness and / or overload, genetic predisposition, and even stress. The root issue involved with eczema however is almost always underlying digestive weakness. Even if you don't experience symptoms such as stomach upset, your digestive system may be impaired due to poor diet, stress, or other factors.
Eczema and "Leaky Gut"
Leaky Gut Syndrome is a condition that involves damage to the small intestine lining. When this lining is damaged, incompletely digested nutrients, toxins, wastes, and bacteria can "leak" through the intestines and flood the bloodstream. When these foreign substances enter the blood, they cause an autoimmune response in the body. This leads to inflammatory and allergic reactions such as headaches, psycho-emotional imbalance, respiratory issues, joint pain, digestive problems, and skin conditions like eczema.
Leaky Gut Syndrome is typically undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or is ignored by conventional doctors. Perhaps this is because pharmaceutical companies have little to gain by the treatment of this condition. Or, it may simply be because western medicine tends to see the body as a machine whose individual parts must function on their own, rather than a complex being with interdependent components.
Whether it's recognized or not, Leaky Gut Syndrome is likely the root cause of your eczema. Until that root issue is addressed and treated, it's unlikely your eczema will be fully resolved. This is why dermatologists cannot cure eczema.