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Hack my itching and probiotics

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 14, 2012 at 7:17 AM

hi everyone,

I had eczema since early January and the paleo diet has helped a lot but sadly i am left with the scars. Is there any way to get rid of these?

but i still itch the odd time on my neck and my upper eyelids more recently, any reason why as this happens more at night where i don't sleep because it itches and burns so much i can't sleep. I really need help for this and a solution?

I also have bought Bio Kult probiotics and have been using them since yesterday, one in the morning. I have them with water and sip it down. How do i know these probiotics are working or not? is there any signs or how long will it take to work?

Thanks!

note: i choose to take probiotics as it is more time saving and convenient for me

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It might be that you also have a histamine related skin condition, yogurt, kefir, chocolate, all are very, very high in histamine.

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this would make more sense if it were broken down into more than one question....

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on August 14, 2012
at 08:56 AM

I also suffer from eczema, which is mostly gone since changing my diet to Paleo. Like you, however, I still get occasional flare ups, including the night-time itchiness, especially around the eyes, and this can be very unpleasant.

I get the impression the eczema has a wide range of triggers depending on the person. I have found a few things that seem to bring it on for me:

  1. Dairy - Once I tried yoghurt, hoping I could re-introduce it to my diet. Another time I had home-made kefir ice cream (for which I fermented 48% fat double cream). No luck with either. I was gutted that I couldn't tolerate dairy without bringing back itchy eczema.

  2. Nuts and dark chocolate (perhaps also coffee). If my intake of these items creeps up in quantity, I will also have a return of symptoms. Small amounts seem to be fine.

In either case, once I have even a hint of dryness in the locations where my eczema is known to occur, I will completely cut out nuts and dark chocolate until it's absolutely healed.

Another note, I do find that dust and other environmental factors can irritate my eczema, but only when my diet choices have brought it on in the first place. When my diet is good, I'm noticeably not bothered by the same environmental irritants.

Hope you get some relief and good luck finding your own triggers!

153c4e4a22734ded15bf4eb35b448e85

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on August 14, 2012
at 11:11 AM

It might be that you also have a histamine related skin condition, yogurt, kefir, chocolate, all are very, very high in histamine.

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on August 14, 2012
at 08:56 AM

It was easy for me to see whether my probiotic was working for me - the color of my skin, my energy levels, the way my stomach feels.

Give your probiotic a week to see if you notice any changes. If not, I would switch to a different probiotic (make sure it is alive and sold in a refrigerated section). Most probiotics in a pill form are half dead (if not all dead) by the time they were stored and shipped in hot weather.

Check for their contents - some probiotics may contain soy, milk, etc. Make sure there are no additives in your probiotics.

Also, see what bio-kult is made with. It should be a very good probiotic, but if you react to it, switch to another brand.

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on August 14, 2012
at 11:10 AM

A lot of people have problems with biokult, so don't hesitate to try something else if it is not working.

Your itching seems to lean towards a histamine reaction, have you read about histadelia, high histamine levels, foods that contain lots of histamine etc?

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on August 14, 2012
at 07:46 AM

You may be allergic to dust mites. Mattresses and bedding are a place that can have a lot dust mites. You need to wash your bedding frequently using in hot water and a hot dryer. Then you need to put an allergy proof mattress cover on your mattress.

Read up about dust mites.

RE the scars - Astaxanthin might really help you with this. Take it orally and also open up a cap and put it on the scar. I have done this with several scars and dark spots on skin and they have improved dramatically.

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