The diagnosis has come back and you have adult eczema. You sit down with your doctor, and he lays out your treatment options. He says you need antihistamines and cortisone cream for the itching. He reaches for his prescription pad and begins writing out prescriptions for various medicines he assures you that you need to control your eczema.
Don’t fill that prescription! You don’t need drugs to control your eczema, no matter what that doctor tells you. There are many, many safe, non-drug alternatives that your doctor won’t tell you about – mainly because he probably doesn’t know about them himself, or if he does he doesn’t care.
Rather than just treating your symptoms with prescription drugs that have too many adverse side effects to list in this article, get to the root cause of your eczema. A good place to start is to determine what, if any, allergies you have. One of the major causes of eczema is believed to be reaction to allergens, both food and environmental, such as pollens and cat dander. Getting a battery of allergy tests is a good first step.
Sensitivities to chemicals and toxins in our daily environment can also cause eczema. Examine the products you use around the house and the hygiene products you use on your body. You may find that most of them are full of chemicals with long, unpronounceable names. Replace them with products containing natural ingredients. Natural is from nature. If it’s a chemical, it isn’t natural.
Whether or not you have food allergies, it’s a good idea to change to an all-organic diet. Non-organic foods contain residues from pesticides, fungicides, and chemical fertilizers, and these cannot be completely removed from the foods. You get small doses of poisons every time you eat a non-organic product and these put a lot of stress on your body, especially your immune system. These poisons are not used on organic foods.
Look into taking herbs and supplements that strengthen the immune system. You might also want to consider a detox cleanse to start ridding your body years of built up toxin. You should probably do both of these with the guidance of a naturopathic doctor who is familiar with skin disorders and can help you to do these things the right way.
When you take the effort to restore your body to optimum health, you will be rewarded in many ways, not the least of which will be a remission of your eczema symptoms. You will beat eczema, enjoy greater health, and not end up taking potentially dangerous drugs for years and years.
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