Effectively Treat Psoriasis Eczema with Naturopathic Medicine Shannon Sinsheimer ND
Psoriasis and eczema are both skin conditions.They present very similarly on the body. Psoriasis presents as large, scaly, white patches ofskin that itches, and when you scratch it, will produce pinpoint bleed marks. Eczemawill start out as smaller bumps that are vesicles that when you scratch, they ooze and, overtime, will create larger white plaques on the skin. Conventional medicine treatmentsfor eczema and psoriasis are most often topical creams, such as hyocortisone creams. Whenthese creams are applied to the skin, the plaque diminishessize over time. However,when you stop using the cream, the plaque can return. When a patient comes into my officefor eczema or psoriasis, I first begin with
a medical intake to find out how long they'vehad their symptoms and how severe they've been. I take a look at their skin, and thenI order a blood test to find out about any food sensitivities, their liver function,and total cholesterol levels. Diet plays a significant rolethe development of psoriasisor eczema, therefore, based on lab results. My first step is to eliminate foods the personis sensitive to, and instead, I recommend whole, organic foods that are nutrientdenseand are less likely to aggravate the skin. Stress or high stress levels are known toincrease inflammationthe body. Psoriasis and eczema are both inflammatory conditionsof the skin, therefore, unmanaged or highstress
levels will increase the problem of psoriasisor eczema. Stress management is necessary to help deal with psoriasis and eczema, thereforeI prescribe stress management techniques, such as exercise, yoga, meditation, and deepbreathing. I'll also prescribe a number of supplements. They include fish oil forits antiinflammatory properties and ability to support the skin; vitamin A for its skinhealingproperties; milk thistle for its ability to detoxify and support the liver; and vitaminD to support the immune system. Depending upon the symptoms, I may also prescribe atopical ointment, such as a homeopathic cream to decrease inflammation and increase healingtime, or a vitamin and mineral infused cream
with vitamin A and zinc to support the skin'shealing process, or a calendula ointment, which can decrease the appearance of plaquesand decrease the itchiness. Naturopathic medicine is about treating the root cause of disease,so when I treat the root cause of eczema or psoriasis, I see significant to complete reductionin my patient's symptoms. For example, I had a patient comewho had psoriatic plaquescovering nearly his entire back, the backs of his legs, and almost all of the backs ofhis arms. After three months, we saw a significant reductionthe size of the plaques, andafter six months, the only symptoms present were some light pink discoloration on theupper part of his back. Another example is
a young child I saw who had such bad eczemaon his feet and inbetween his toes, he was unable to wear shoes at two years old. Afterthree months of treatment, his symptoms had completely resolved, and he was wearing shoesagain. Another patient had scaly, itchy plaques covering the majority of her scalp, and withina few months of treatment, she had eliminated 95 percent of the plaques on her scalp. Naturopathicmedicine works. If you're experiencing symptoms of eczema or psoriasis and you want to reduceor eliminate those symptoms, I suggest you see a naturopathic to receive yourown individualized treatment plan.
What Causes Itchy Skin and How to Cure It
Hello everyone. I am Sirisha Singh.I am a dermatologist and aesthetic dermatologist. We are going to do a brief talk on itchingof the skin during summers and how to avoid itching of the skin during summers and howtreat the itching of the skin during summers. Itching of the skin during summers is a verycommon problem. It is particularly commonpeople who inherently have y skin evenpeople who do not have inherently have y skin if they liveareas where where thereis low ambient humidity as we do haveDelhi, India we tend to develop y skin during summersdue to the low humidity. Summers also comes with a lot of sweating and accumulation ofsweat on the surface of the skin also results
itching of the skin. In addition to thiswe tend to take several baths during summers to try and cool down our body temperature.During these baths if you use a harsh soap or a harsh cleanser it can further y outthe skin and cause itching of the skin. This topic focuses specifically on itching of theskin without the presence of a rash that is itching with no underlying skin infection.to avoid itching of the skin the most important step is to use a gentle non foaming cleanserwhile taking a bath and one could take a bath with lukewarm water or cool water to try andcool down the skin. The gentle non foaming cleanser will prevent the skin from yingout and will prevent the itching from getting
worse. Once could also take a bath with oatmeal.That isa tub of bath water you could put half a cup of ground oatmeal. The oatmealcleanses the skin and at the same time hyates the skin effectively to prevent ying ofthe skin and to prevent excessive itching of the skin. Another way of looking afterhyation of skin is looking at what we consume. It is advisable to consume a lots of fruitsand vegetables. Particularly juicy fruits and vegetables which have a lot of fluid andalso concentrate on inking about two to three litres of water during the day. Becausewe not only need to look after the water requirements of the body but due to sweating we lose extrawater and that extra water needs to be replenished
the body system. One could also wear clotheswhich are made of cotton or linen. So clothes with loose breathable fabric to prevent sweatingof the skin and to prevent blockage of the sweat glands of the skin. In addition to thisa lot of people feel that we don't really need a moisturiser on the skin. But if youare livingan environment like Delhi where whether is quite y the skin tends to getysummers, one would need a moisturiser. However one needs to use a very light moisturiser.Perhaps a moisturiser which contains aloe vera which works very gently on the surfaceof the skin without blocking up the sweat glands of the skin. Ifspite of all theseproblems you do have intractable itching you
might have an underlying medical conditionor you might have a certain skin infection which does not show up as rash on the surfaceof the skin and it is advisable to consult a dermatologist for further advice and treatmentof your underlying problems. If you have any further queries feel free to contact me mycontact details are giventhe description box below.
DermTV Common Causes for Itchy and Swollen Eyelids DermTVCom Epi 012
Hello, I'm Neal Schultz pause and welcome to DermTV. Itchy red swollen eyelids is a vexing andannoying problem that I see mostlymy female patients, and the mostcommon cause of this problem, believe it or not, is nail polish. There areonly two things that touch the skin of your eyesâ€”your fingers and yourmakeup, and it's usually not your makeup. Nail polish only causes this reactionif you're allergic to it in
the first 46 hours after it's been appliedwhile it's still ying because the chemicals are much more irritating inthe liquid nail polish thanthe y nail polish. They actually changewhen they're on your nails, and those chemicals, after 68 hours, are no longerirritating. So the next time you wake up with red swollen itchy eyelids,think about whether or not you had new nail polish applied the day beforeand, if you remove your nail polish, reapply it and keep your hands awayfrom your eyelids for the first eight hours and I'll bet that thatrash doesn't come back.