So going swimming at the beach helps my psoriasis a lot. I was wondering if bottling the water and bringing it home to wash affected areas with would be a problem. My main fear is that the coldness of the water at the beach keeps bacteria in check... (more)
Very likely that bacteria will grow. If sea water helps your skin, it's likely you're missing some minerals such as magnesium. You can try "magnesium oil" or epsom salt baths and the like as well as a good magnesium supplement, for example.
Hi guys. I've been off gluten for almost two weeks now. I was sure that the first week was working as my acne almost completely cleared up and a bad patch of eczema on my arm almost disappeared fully. However, just over a... (more)
Please help! I've been Paleo for approx 9 months now and have been egg-free for almost 2 months (eggs were causing digestive issues for me and my eczema and nut sensitivities have cleared right up after giving up eggs). I had been eating eggs... (more)
Hello,I am hoping for some help with my situation, anyone have a similar situation or some insight?About me:I have been dealing with severe eczema on my hands for the last 9 months.It has only spread and gotten worse since then. If I eat something... (more)
I went through a pretty bad few months of recurring eczema (caused by an environmental allergy that i'm now clear of), and it left dark-ish scarring spots on my face. Any paleo remedies to get rid of the scarring? Thanks!
Curious if anyone else has encountered (or overcome) multiple food intolerances ??? and if so, if they???ve overcome them via rotation diet. I found this thread... (more)
I have, what seems to be, some sort of seborrheic dermatitis on my face and on my scalp. My scalp is itchy and there lots of flakes and it sucks... It's definitely inflammatory and gets better sometimes, but also worse. It could be... (more)
I've been taking Desonide to treat eczema for a few months and have recently been trying to wean off of it more recently, specifically using petroleum jelly and coconut oil (and Desonide once daily, to start). Thus far, whenever I try to... (more)
I have had persistent eczema on my thighs for nearly all of my life. It seems to come and go in waves. Surprisingly, it does not induce horrible itchiness, as some other people have described. I have been eating Paleo for the last two years and... (more)
Gluten, dairy, chocolate, eggs, citrus, and tomatoes all cause an eczema flare up for me, and I have noticed that this seems to be what other people say causes problems for them as well. It seems to be the sort of "official" list of eczema... (more)
I've been on an almost-no-carb diet for about a month and a half now and my skin is changing a LOT. Stretch marks, scars, eczema, acne, discoloration, even keloid scars are diminishing all over my body! My facial skin is getting to the point... (more)
I had several skin issues that completely disappeared when I started eating Paleo. I had keratosis pilaris ("chicken skin") on the backs of my arms and it disappeared. I have vitiligo and it almost completely stopped advancing and in some areas... (more)
Starting about a year ago, I ended a course of antihistamines and started eating 100% Paleo. Since then, I have had itchy skin on my hands, feet, ear canals, and anal canal. It is very annoying, and I cannot seem to get rid of it. What could this... (more)
Help! Just started Paleo 2 weeks ago (exactly) for my kid, a 7 year-old with two patches of eczema on his legs. 14 days later there are days when it looks better and days when it doesn't (we're taking daily photos for comparison), but he's now... (more)
About 6 months ago, I decided to try the anti-candida diet after being paleo for 8 months. I heard it was normal to suffer from the die-off symptoms, and that it would go away. The dizziness subsided, so I thought it was true. It was going well... (more)
Any thoughts or suggestions on things I can research on why my eczema always flares up right before menstruation? I'm fairly certain this has nothing to do with any changes in diet during this time. I have had my progesterone/estradiol tested mid... (more)
Hey Guys, I have been Paleo for a few months solid now and have had chronic stuffy/ runny nose. I went to the doc a few years ago and he told me I have overactive turbinates, which are the balloon like things in your nose that swell up around... (more)
My poor little niece is 4 and has really terrible eczema. They have identified many things she is allergic to that cause flare ups: soy, milk, nuts, citrus, strawberries, and eggs are the ones I am aware of (because the poor thing has to wear a... (more)
I started using Ecos Free & Clear laundry soap during my pregnancy in 2010 (it was recommended as one of the better options for cloth diapers and I was getting in gear). I had no problems with it at the time. Then about 8 weeks postpartum I... (more)
Ideally, I'd like to solve my seborrheic dermatitis through lifestyle and diet modifications, (rather than medicated shampoos etc...) but I'm not sure it's possible. I've had seborrheic dermatitis all my life. I am told that while I was an infant... (more)
I used to have SD also but when I stopped using commercial shampoos the problem went away. I am sensitive to detergents (cleaning products made from petroleum based oils) I try to use only true soaps to wash with (surfactant made from vegetable... (more)
I've been a lifelong eczema sufferer, and like all of my skin conditions, it got 90% better once I eliminated gluten. But occasionally, I will get hit with a case of dyshidrosis/dyshidrotic eczema (if you don't know what it is, it differs from... (more)
I have severely dry/itchy skin for the past few years. Switching to paleo has helped immensely, but sometimes when I take cod liver oil I will get terrible cramps a few hours later and vomit or diarrhea everything out. What am I doing wrong? My... (more)
Bret, The best way to treat your eczema is through diet. From the research I have read the most promising keys were getting enough Vitamin D and omega 3 in your diet. Topical treatments will not be effective at eliminating your eczema. Topical... (more)
My boyfriend, who has a long history of food allergies, has recently started to get the worst eczema. It is all over his hands, often cracked and bleeding, and has now spread up his arms, and is behind his knees/on his calves. He also has broken... (more)
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