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Eczema treatments

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 11, 2012 at 12:53 AM

What are some Paleo ways to rid of it? Coconut oil not working. Any suggestions?

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on February 13, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Paul, I answered you up there in the comments to the question.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on February 13, 2012
at 07:08 PM

@Morgan, I think the problem was that the tag was initially spelled incorrectly.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on February 13, 2012
at 07:07 PM

@Paul: No, I do not have it. This was the experience of one friend of mine, and two friends of an acquaintance of mine. (Just now seeing your comment.)

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on February 13, 2012
at 07:06 PM

@RichfromTexas: That's *WCC* Paul to you! Where did you get that wacky idea to make the C's lower case? The wonders never cease!

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on February 12, 2012
at 12:22 PM

I don't know, why not? I've seen multiple people curing their multiple sclerosis, their obesity, their adult acne, their diabetes ... Yet they were all saying it was genetic at first. It's not because you didn't find the cause(s) yet that you gotta give up and say it's genetic, cuz you don't know that.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 11, 2012
at 04:17 PM

@ Paul: No, sorry I do not.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 11, 2012
at 04:15 PM

@Wcc Paul, I agree, soap made from tallow or coconut oil is more gentle on the skin than soap made from petroleum based oils. Soap made with petroleum based oil is technically a detergent. Most bars of soap and liquid body washes you find on store shelves are made from petroleum products.

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

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on February 11, 2012
at 12:56 PM

yeah, and if that fails some people tell me because it wasn't raw. Some Eczema is genetic. You can't treat all diseases with diet. Just saying.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on February 11, 2012
at 12:44 PM

Did you try ZC? Cuz really, if you happen to be allergic to fodmaps or something small, you will never notice it unless you do a strict elimination diet.

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on February 11, 2012
at 12:25 PM

There are four gazillion threads on PaleoHacks on thsi topic. Did you try the search?

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on February 11, 2012
at 11:14 AM

Try cutting out gluten and dairy for a few weeks.

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

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on February 11, 2012
at 09:28 AM

WCC PAUL, do you have eczema?

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

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on February 11, 2012
at 09:25 AM

there are no references in any of those articles. There are several forms of eczema

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

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on February 11, 2012
at 09:24 AM

do you have any direct links to the studies?

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on February 11, 2012
at 06:36 AM

Some anecdotal evidence in my world suggests using soap from animal fat can help. (Instead of soap made with PUFAs.)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on February 11, 2012
at 03:51 AM

It's the 25(OH)D test you want if your doc orders it.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on February 11, 2012
at 03:50 AM

You can get your doctor to order the test or get a test kit here: http://www.zrtlab.com/vitamindcouncil/

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on February 11, 2012
at 03:48 AM

+1 for the links

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on February 11, 2012
at 02:16 AM

How do you test your vitamin D levels?

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6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 11, 2012
at 03:12 AM

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 treatments might temporarily stop the itch at best.

Here is some info you might find useful:

http://www.news-medical.net/news/2008/10/06/41864.aspx

http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Role-Of-Omega-3-And-Eczema&id=491071

http://www.fitnesstipsforlife.com/vitamin-d-as-an-eczema-cure.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/3337461/Omega-3-can-help-eczema.html

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on February 11, 2012
at 03:48 AM

+1 for the links

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 11, 2012
at 04:17 PM

@ Paul: No, sorry I do not.

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

(571)

on February 11, 2012
at 09:24 AM

do you have any direct links to the studies?

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

(571)

on February 11, 2012
at 09:25 AM

there are no references in any of those articles. There are several forms of eczema

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D12142c8cafb16d9af10b3362cb8fb62

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on February 12, 2012
at 11:33 AM

I developed eczema again recently (used to get it as a child).

Eating liver once a week (1lb of lamb liver for me) and increasing consumption of B vitamin rich foods (especially B6) helped clear it up.

I also applied a mixture of aspirin, sugar and coconut oil (with a bit of spit; lovely I know) to the finger and covered with a plaster and you wouldn't believe how quickly it helped.

Born again Peatard don't ya know!

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35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

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on February 11, 2012
at 09:15 AM

Before you get disappointed that all the tips don't help, let me say to you that I still have eczema despite eating various paleo diets (AI Protocol, no dairy, VLC, higher Carb, CLO, Butter-Oil, K2, ??3) for months. Skin =/ Eczema I've atopic eczema and it's genetic and I'll never blame myself for not trying too hard.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on February 11, 2012
at 12:44 PM

Did you try ZC? Cuz really, if you happen to be allergic to fodmaps or something small, you will never notice it unless you do a strict elimination diet.

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

(571)

on February 11, 2012
at 12:56 PM

yeah, and if that fails some people tell me because it wasn't raw. Some Eczema is genetic. You can't treat all diseases with diet. Just saying.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on February 12, 2012
at 12:22 PM

I don't know, why not? I've seen multiple people curing their multiple sclerosis, their obesity, their adult acne, their diabetes ... Yet they were all saying it was genetic at first. It's not because you didn't find the cause(s) yet that you gotta give up and say it's genetic, cuz you don't know that.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on February 13, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Paul, I answered you up there in the comments to the question.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 11, 2012
at 04:26 AM

Vitamin k2 will help with the skin and Vitamin D levels. Give that a shot as well...

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on February 11, 2012
at 03:17 AM

I talked a bit about this here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/90612/tips-for-eczema-eating-treating#axzz1m2T0IJda

We haven't been very successful with treating it, but it has so far gotten a bit better now that we are covering the BF from head to toe in shea butter (nice and thick, it stays on), cutting out ALL soap/detergent from our entire household, and elastic banding gloves on to avoid scratching and further irritating it. The BF requested a test for celiac, which are still not entirely conclusive, but it might be worth a shot? It would definitely be a motivation in eliminating all trace amounts of gluten that could be causing flair ups.

BF is taking Vitamin D, which was helping until the weather got really cold and dry (we are sitting around the -15 to -20 range still), that might have just pushed it over the edge. Also, he is allergic to fish, so it's a little tougher for omega 3's, but that's what everything is telling us to do, even his GP! So, give those two a shot! Let the thread know if anything really helps, we are still trying to figure out the crazy BF over here!

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on February 11, 2012
at 01:38 AM

Getting my Vitamin D level up totally cleared my eczema.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on February 11, 2012
at 03:50 AM

You can get your doctor to order the test or get a test kit here: http://www.zrtlab.com/vitamindcouncil/

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on February 11, 2012
at 03:51 AM

It's the 25(OH)D test you want if your doc orders it.

94c5e28d32b44e38fd0a36f305e7fee5

(103)

on February 11, 2012
at 02:16 AM

How do you test your vitamin D levels?

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on February 11, 2012
at 01:00 AM

Best way would be to follow a low carb paleo diet to reduce inflammation and flare ups. Start with the diet and consider how to handle the flare ups secondary.

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74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d

on February 20, 2013
at 03:50 PM

B vitamins, cod liver oil, l-glutamine on an empty stomach to help heal the intestinal lining.

And absolutely no gluten!

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Ed0cb30f40daff568778b776b2a5a81d

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on February 20, 2013
at 08:29 AM

In my own experience completely removing gluten solved my eczema. I'm not saying it's the same for you but I think diet is more important than just treating the symptoms by applying whatever product to affected skin. As always, this is just my experience, YMMV.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 20, 2013
at 06:37 AM

Atopic Dermatitis Treatment

atopic dermatitis treatmentMillions of people will seek atopic dermatitis treatment at some point. Atopic dermatitis is also called eczema. It’s a common problem that manifests as chronically itchy and inflamed skin that’s extremely dry and scaly. Eczema can erupt all over the body, though it tends to show up in the same spot over and over. People with moderate eczema might have episodes for three months out of the year while, patients with severe eczema might have them five months out of the year. The condition can be so uncomfortable as to interfere with sleep. Sometimes the sufferer scratches their skin so much that it become hard, thick and discolored, especially at the back of the knees, the elbows and the wrists. Read more about Eczema Treatment http://www.atopicdermatitistreatment.org/

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