Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, often signals deeper issues like allergies, immune imbalances, or environmental triggers. Symptoms include itchy, inflamed skin. Addressing these root causes through dietary changes, stress management, and avoiding irritants can effectively manage eczema. This approach focuses on overall skin and immune health.


Symptoms of Eczema

Eczema can present in many different ways, depending on the individual and the severity of the condition. Some common symptoms of eczema include:

  • Dry, itchy, or red patches of skin
  • Swelling or inflammation of the skin
  • Crusting or oozing of the skin
  • Blisters or lesions
  • Thickened or scaly skin

Causes of Eczema

Eczema can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Environmental toxins
  • Allergies or sensitivities to certain foods or substances
  • Chronic stress and emotional trauma
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Genetic predisposition

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Treatments for Eczema

The treatment of eczema from a functional medicine perspective typically involves a combination of lifestyle changes, dietary modifications, and targeted supplements or medications. Some common treatments for eczema may include:

  • Identifying and eliminating food sensitivities or allergens through an elimination diet
  • Reducing exposure to environmental toxins
  • Stress reduction techniques such as meditation or yoga
  • Nutritional supplementation with key nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D
  • Balancing hormones through targeted supplementation or medication
  • Topical treatments such as natural moisturizers or anti-inflammatory creams
  • Addressing underlying inflammation or infection through targeted supplementation or medication

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