As The Merck Manual says “Dermatitis (Eczema) is superficial skin inflammation, characterized by epidermal edema and inflammation and clinically by vesicles (when acute), poorly marginated redness, edema, oozing, crusting, scaling, usually pruritus (itchiness), and lichenification causing by scratching or rubbing. Eczema is a group of medical conditions: Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Stasis Dermatitis, Neurodermatitis, etc...
It is estimated that more than 5million people in Canada live with eczema. The cause of eczema is a combination of genetic (hereditary-allergy; new research on Filaggrin Null Genotype*) and environmental factors (humidity, temperature, exposure to toxins, every day stress, food sensitivity, Leaky Gut syndrome, hormonal changes in women, etc.)
Eczema has a severe impact on a person lifestyle causing physical, psychological, and emotional stress.
Eczema is chronic, long-lasting condition. There are usually times when the condition is getting worse, flare-up. Mostly flare-ups occur when the season is changing. In the colder, dryer months the heating can cause skin to dry out. The constant use of air-conditioner brings more dust and mites, which are causing allergic inflammation on the skin. In the wormer months, humidity can increase sweating and can cause flare-ups in some people. Sometimes sun exposure can aggravate eczema. The seasonal changing is affecting our digestive system, too. The sluggish digestion can be a cause of eczema flare up. The luck of sun in the colder months decreases Vitamin D production in our body and also affects our mood.
So what we can do to help prepare our body to deal with the changes in season and reduce over-inflammatory responses.
1. In the cold months-HYDRATE your body: drink plenty of pure water; use humidifier at your room; hydrate your skin with natural, chemical-free hydrating lotion; take a bath with sea-salt water twice a week- the sea salt water is very good for healing the skin. Protect your skin with cotton clothing. Avoid irritants- use only natural, chemicals-free detergent
2. Support your digestive system with good healthy diet, probiotics, digestive enzymes.
3. Control your stress level with adrenal support and nervous system support. Take B complex, and Vitamin D.
4. To control the inflammation on the skin your dermatologist prescribes you a cream with Hydrocortisone to control the inflammation.
ECZECARE cream contains a selective and balanced combination of herbal extracts and herbal oils, and has exact replacement of Hydrocortisone in it in the form of Licorice extract; Burdock root extract helps to reduce dryness; Chamomile extract soothes irritated skin; Oat Kernel extract and Aloe Vera help moisturize, maintain skin natural barrier function; Calendula is anti-inflammatory; Vitamin E provides strong support in cell protection, and pain reliever.
EczeCare does not contain any known dirty chemicals, artificial fragrance or preservatives. Licensing by Health Canada (NPN) further ensures that the product is effective and safe to use.
MD ( Europe), RNCP, Homeopath, RMT,R.Ac.
The Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
One remarkable molecule: Filaggrin by Sara J Brown and W.H, Irving McLeam
2. The Merck Manuel Centennial Edition