Eczema and Dermatitis - How we can help.
We fix problems. That’s our job.
We’ve developed a bit of a reputation of being able to help solve problems that others haven’t yet been able to. Often our patients say to us, ‘you’re my last resort’ and you’ll often hear us respond with ‘well we have no choice but to fix you’.
I don’t think we do anything too special, other than listen, put the pieces together and address what we believe to be the root cause of what’s going on. By having the time and the ability to look at things holistically, we can solve some complex issues with simple solutions.
One of our favourite things to help fix is eczema and dermatitis – especially in kids.
So, what’s going on here?
Firstly, we focus on the gut. Yep – it all begins in the gut.
There’s more often than not an overgrowth of a bacteria called Staph Aureus in the gut, which not so surprisingly is also found the on the skin.
Our immune system responds by trying to attack the overgrowth. Wherever it sees it, it tries to attack it.
So when our immune system is busy attacking the skin, that’s when we see the lesions on the skin.
When the integrity of the skin becomes compromised, the immune system flares up even more and it’s game on. So we can see how the itch-scratch-itch cycle makes dermatitis hard to get on top of.
So what do we do?
We start with trying to get the gut healed, calm the immune system down via the gut.
Secondarily we aim to restore pH to the skin with basics like olive oil.
I’ll be the first to admit it can be much more in-depth and complicated than this, but quite often it’s not.
Steroid creams address the immune system dysregulation of the skin, not the body, which is why the lesions likely come back as soon as you stop the creams.
If you’d like help with your skin, or know someone who does, here we are.
Got something more complicated? Then perhaps an initial consultation with one of our practitioners is best, where they can go through everything, from top to bottom. To make a booking click below: