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Most Chronic Skin Conditions Are Linked to Allergies, and a D3 deficiency. Home remedies for Eczema, Psoriasis, Poison Ivy, Athletes Feet, Boil, and Ring Worm
Holistic doctors point to allergies, or dysbiosis as the culprit in most skin conditions. The diagnosis can be eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, among many other titles. There are two kinds of conditions, acute, such as a boil, or poison ivy, basically temporary. The other, is chronic, meaning, reoccurring. No matter the condition, you need to address the cause.
Dysbiosis is an imbalance in the intestinal tract caused from antibiotics, steriods, and a diet void in fresh fruits, vegetables, and "live" foods. Including yogurt, cottage cheese, fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, among many others. All contain probiotics, the good bacteria that keep our intestines healthy. Allergies, asthma, eczema, and psoriasis become a beast. Upon reccurence, they require stronger antibiotics, nasal sprays, steriods, and creams, further causing dysbiosis, and a vicious circle. With treatment to the underlying cause that circle can be broken.
The intestinal tract is the direct link to your health, no matter what the condition is. If you are not absorbing your nutrients, then how can you be well? Your health will suffer, whether it is chronic allergies, asthma, diarrhea, skin conditions, recurring colds, or arthritis. Your first line of defense is your intestines.
Other possible causes of eczema, or psoriasis can include the following:
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Candidias- which is an overgrowth of yeast.
Allergies to perfumes, dyes, latex, and metals. Whatever the culprit, if the skin remains in contact, the dermatitis will continue.
Top Supplemental Recommendations for Chronic Skin Conditions include the following:
Probiotics 1 pearl per day. Most recommended is acidophulis pearls, by enzymatic therapy. They remain intact until they are in your intestines, thereby replinishing good bacteria where you need it.
Krill, or Flax seed Oil up to three times a day. Both are a balanced essential fatty acid formula, containing omega 3,6,and 9. A required nutrient for healthy skin.
Vitamin B complex 5-10mg a day, plus extra biotin 300mg a day. Defiencies have been linked to chronic skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Very helpful for those conditions linked to stress, the more stress, the more you need this supplement.
Vitamin D3 up to 1000mg daily. The less sunlight you receive the more you need. We require 15-20 minutes a day of sunlight, for good health. Sunshine is converted into D3, when it hits our skin. If you live in the north, or are older, as we age the ability to convert does decline, you are deficient. D3 aides in healing tissues, and is a vital hormone for skin health. The deficeincy of this supplement has been linked to many auto immune diseases. Psoriasis, is one of those conditions.
Other Recommendations Include:
Vitamin E is very healing, both orally and topically. You may take up to 400IU daily, do not combine with other blood thinners, such as coumadin, or warfarin, as it may thin the blood too much. To apply topically, punch a hole in a capsule, and apply the oil directly to the affected area. It may also be purchased in a cream, at any health food store. Coconut oil may also be used in topical applications. Another, omega 3 fatty acid, necessary for skin health.
Eliminate all perfumes, and dyes from the following until skin recovers:
Your laundry detergant, fabric softeners, and switch to dye, and perfume free.
Your shampoo, body washes, soaps, and creams.
Switch to cotton underware, and socks if this is the sight of irritation. Polyester does not let skin breath. Keep the skin dry.
As is the case in atheletes foot. Keeping the feet dry, changing the socks often, and applying an antifugal have been effective for many. Keep the shoes dry. You cannot expect to recover if the source is not eliminated. A boot dryer for shoes, or boots is an excellent way to keep shoes dry, in between wearings. Especially if you work in water, hot climates, or have sweaty feet. Wet feet, and shoes set you up for viral (such as planters warts), and fungus infection. Applying garlic gel has been shown to be as effective as Lamisil for athletes foot. The active ingrediant in garlic ajoene, at a 1% ratio. Also effective for jock itch, and ring worm at a 0.6% ratio. Both being fungal in origin. Nothing stronger should be used, as it can result in burn, as garlic is a very strong anti fungal.
( reference: Medline Plus.gov )
Eliminate all sources of mold in the home. All leaky roofs, plumbing, flooding, carpet that has gotten wet, have to be addressed. You cannot expect to be well if these elements are present. The presence of mold has been linked to numerous conditions. A wonderful product that I used was "that orange stuff". Completely, non-toxic, derived from oranges. It kills mold with out harsh chemicals.
If these recommendations do not bring relief, it might be advisable to seek the help of an immunoligist. This type of doctor can test you for food allergies, and airborne allergens. Both have been linked to chronic skin eruptions, and problems.
Other therapies that have shown good results include:
- Primrose Oil and vitamin B6 have helped with dermatitis in infants.
- Activated vitamin D3 (Dovonex) by prescription only, has provided good results for many people with severe psoriasis.
Not everyone will need every supplement listed, cycle through each one until you find relief. Read my articles on IBS, and allergies. QBC, may also be helpful, for its anti inflammatory properties, especially if it is an allergic response to food. Quercitin bromelain complex is a digestive enzyme that helps you to digest proteins, as well as a antihistamine. Allergies, asthma, and eczema have all been linked to an inability to digest proteins. Our immune system then reacts to those proteins, causing an immune response, resulting in a runny nose, stomach ache, and skin conditions. An inability to digest proteins may also be a B6 deficiency, a necessary nutrient for proper digestion.
Our bodies are a complex machine, that requires the right fuels, to perform at it's peak. Whether it is our diet, our environment, or our supplements, we deserve the best.
New product in the treatment of Psoriasis, and Eczema as seen on Dr Oz
Products For Contact Dermatitis
Recommendation for Reoccuring Athletes Foot. Keep the Shoes Dry With A Boot Dryer
Help for Athletes Foot
The proceeding information was found in the following books:
Foundations for healing
and The Vitamin Shoppe, health notes
And the Dr Oz Show
Dr Oz and D3
Other Recommended products
Help For a Boil
Warm milk compresses will bring the boil to a head faster. Warm a bowl of milk, soak a cotton ball, or gauze, place on boil for about 15 minutes. Repeat. Onion juice will also bring boil to a head faster, it is also anti bacterial. Peel and quarter a yellow onion, the hotter the better. Squeeze each section until a tablespoon of juice is obtained. Place juice on gauze pad, then on boil, secure with a bandaide or white surgical tape. Leave on. Replace the dressing often, until the boil bursts, on its own. Do not squeeze as it may cause the infection to go deeper into the body. When it finally bursts, make sure to clean the area with peroxide, an dispose of contaminated bandages, and dressing, as you may spread the infection. Most boils are bacterial in nature, you may apply olive leaf extract to the effected area, as well as neosporin, which is 3 antibiotics in one product. I have used this antidote many times. They say most boils are caused from an underlying infection, that was never taken care of. Usually teeth or sinus, and the infection traveled elsewhere, or lowered immunity.
Recommended Supplements for Boils
Leaves Of Three, Let It Be
Products for Poison Ivy
Help For Poison Ivy
My son was plagued with this, often. 1.Stay out of the weeds. Leaves of three, let it be. 2. If you come in contact with, wash the affected area with dish soap, such as dawn. Urushiol is an invisible oil, dawn cuts through it. Do not scrub as you will force the oil deeper. Under the coldest water you can stand. Hot water opens the pores up, forcing it deeper. Lather and rinse. 3. Usually starts as a gash. 4. Apply Noni Juice, very healing, and often. 5. Not a natural remedy, but Ivarest, is also helpful. Contains calamine, and benadryl. 6. Wash clothes, and all contaminated articles, in hot soapy water. Urushiol, can remain active, on contaminated articles. Such as a steering wheel, weed trimmers, ect. Rubbing alcohol, or bleach water will remove the oil. Wear disposable gloves, use paper towel, wipe down the article, and throw the paper towel away.
Some people are so allergic they do't have to come in contact with it, just be near it.
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artist101 8 days ago
Impatients, a common annual, is also an option. Break a stem, squeeze the juice from it, and apply to the affected area. Plant a pot full of them, before the season starts. I've used this remedy on many rashes, and it does work.
Sherrie Gill (author) from Hobart,In on June 07, 2013:
Thank you for your kind regards. Yes the natural, holistic approach is always the best way to go, or at least a starting point.
The skin is the outward reflection of what's going on inside of our bodies, if its good we are healthy, and vice versa.
hulah cagen on June 06, 2013:
Great article. Yes natural is indeed the way to go.
Sherrie Gill (author) from Hobart,In on December 01, 2012:
thank you, I believe the natural approach is the better way, to try first. When all else fails thats when you go with a prescription.
carol stanley from Arizona on December 01, 2012:
I like anything that is natural. Great hub and getting people to take the natural way is so much better. So many doctors are prescribing for absolutely everything. Thanks for sharing this.
Sherrie Gill (author) from Hobart,In on July 03, 2012:
I have used these products for many years, I keep them on hand in my medicine cabinet. These are top on my list: zinc lozenges, for acute sickness. Olive leaf for skin conditions, and sinus infections. Oil of oregano, for the cold and flu season. Ivarest, for contact dermatitis, and liquid benedryl, for bee stings, and allergies, still the strongest anti histamine on the market.