How to relieve itching for eczema and psoriasis

Have you ever had a long, maddening itch that was so intense, especially at night, you scratched the skin to the blood frantic scratching?

If Yes, then you are probably familiar with all the trouble associated with Saksamaa, psoriasis or other dermatitis.

Such inflammatory skin diseases differ from other diseases, but their names, however, often used to refer to skin problems that cause itching, redness and flaking of the skin. This may occur at any period of life, often such problems begin in childhood and sometimes persists for decades.



Most of them appear in the form:

  • painful swelling,
  • weeping discharge
  • bleeding cracks
  • strong peeling,
  • itching,
  • burning.

Some patients describe eczema as "the itch and rashes" and others say that when they sweat, the feeling that they were doused with acid.

Scratch that violate the surface of the skin, increasing the risk of infection. Due to prolonged scratching, the skin may thicken and ogrubevaet.


Causes of eczema and psoriasisEczema and psoriasis potentially allergic diseases that can be caused by environmental factors and dozens of other external irritants, such as:

  • Washing powder
  • Soap
  • Household chemicals
  • Chemical substances used in the workplace
  • Perfume
  • Animal dander
  • Metals (e.g., Nickel in jewelry)

At that time, as psoriasis is most often linked with external allergic factors that cause of eczema is often food allergies.



The most common allergens are:

  • wheat,
  • nuts,
  • seafood
  • eggs,
  • some fruits and berries (such as strawberries).

Both of these diseases often associated with food intolerance and sensitivity to many chemicals. Food intolerance and multiple chemical sensitivity to substances often arise as a result of dysbiosis or imbalance of intestinal flora that cause the growth of yeast. Sometimes this is accompanied by a broad systemic lesions.

The other main cause of eczema and psoriasis is SAD – awful "Standard American Diet", rich in sugar, processed and refined foods. A diet filled with sugar, eventually begins to wreak havoc in many aspects of our health.

Science says that eczema and psoriasis can be an autoimmune disorder – this diagnosis in allopathic medicine, as a rule, I put "excuses". Integrative medicine asserts that, if the body is healthy, the immune system does not attack it. But if the body becomes toxic, the immune system is dramatically aktiviziruyutsya.

Take, for example, aspartame – poisonous artificial sweetener. It is found in most "diet" products people take it hoping to lose weight or used as "useful" substitute for sweets. Very often, in the end, such people arises itchy rash, are indistinguishable from eczema.

A naturopathic doctor says that the body is trying to bring aspartame and its breakdown products are excreted on the skin surface, causing irritation.


Description psoriasis and eczema national Institute of health (NIH) describes psoriasis as a disease, the essence of which is to "disorder of the immune system, damaging the skin and sometimes the eyes, nails and joints." Psoriasis can appear on very small areas of skin or cover the entire body, forming flaky red lesions called plaques.

Plaque can be of different sizes and shapes, with varying degrees of severity; in addition, they can be painful and unattractive. Bacterial infection, pressure on the skin or injury can exacerbate psoriasis.

A special type of eczema – autoimmune progestinonly dermatitis (APD) is a condition in which the eczema erupts in response to the increased level of progesterone for 3-10 days before onset of menstruation. Then, when the progesterone level falls, in accordance with the menstrual cycle, as normal. In women with irregular cycle correlation may not be as clear, making it difficult to diagnose.

At the heart of APD, apparently, lies the hereditary factor and the risk of eczema is particularly high in people with established diagnoses of asthma and hay fever in the family, which further indicates the relationship of the disease and weakened immune system.

And eczema, and psoriasis are exacerbated by stress, but psoriasis are more influenced by the weather. Cold dry winter worsens psoriasis, and in Sunny, hot, humid weather, people feel better. In accordance with the autoimmune nature of psoriasis, the disease is exacerbated when a person develops an infection, for example, in the throat or the sinuses.

Many types of medications act as aspartame, exacerbating the symptoms of psoriasis. These include:

  • the antihypertensive ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers,
  • chloroquine (antimalarial drug),
  • progesterone,
  • indocin (anti-inflammatory drug),
  • Li.

In addition to the fact that psoriasis says traditional medicine, clinically it is associated with deficiency of zinc, magnesium, essential fatty acids and displays a high degree of toxicity in the body.


Traditional treatment is not very encouragingconventional medicine will tell you that these diseases are not treated, although children often "outgrow" the eczema.

Most often for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis prescribed ointment with hydrocortisone. It is a strong and toxic medicine of limited effectiveness.

Prolonged use of steroid ointments can lead to such side effects as thinning, brittleness and dryness of the skin, and even the suppression of the work of the adrenal glands. For these reasons, medications of this kind can only be used for short periods of time, and is not an option for those who are chronically suffering from these diseases.

Studying homeopathy, I learned that, in the suppression of skin diseases with cortisone, especially in children, the essence of a child's illness shifts from the skin to the lungs, and in children often develop asthma. Parents sigh of relief, looking at the clean skin of the baby, not realizing that they are replacing one illness with another, more heavy.

With itching help to cope antihistamines like"Benadryl", but they cause drowsiness, therefore, as a rule, are not suitable for daytime. Some patients, particularly those suffering from psoriasis, helped treatment by UV rays.


Treatment natural remediesEczema can be "cured" but psoriasis is a multifactorial disease requiring a multifaceted approach to treatment that scares most people.

Natural treatment begins with detoxification, especially in the treatment of psoriasis. For this purpose all means are good:

  • sauna,
  • physical stress, which will make you sweat,
  • cleansing of intestines, liver and kidneys,
  • the removal of mercury dental fillings.

An integral part of the disease of the skin is reducing stress.

There is a saying: "soul wide open". So the same can be said about emotions – all of them on your skin.

Meditation, journaling and just time for yourself is very important ways to calm the body and senses.


Dietary treatmentin both diseases we should start with eliminating from your diet sugarand refined and processed foods.

This means the rejection:

  • table sugar
  • products with sugar or corn syrup with high fructose,
  • products made with white flour such as white bread, biscuits, pizza, bakery products, in General, all from this category
  • most canned products.

The next step is to avoid food irritants and allergens. Skin diseases that can be caused by food allergies or intolerances, I recommend an elimination diet.

Suspect a food Allergy you can, if you have a constant desire for certain foods or you eat them every day.

Advice on nutrition

  • Include in the diet foods rich in vitamins A and group B, such as green leafy vegetables, carrots, zucchini, sweet potatoes and dried beans.
  • Add foods high in magnesium content. These include nuts, seeds, whole grains and fresh green vegetables – preferably organic.
  • Magnesium is so important to prevent allergies, detoxify, normalize the condition of the skin and relaxation that should consider taking it in Supplement form. The most common form is magnesium citrate – take it 300 mg twice a day.
  • Increase the content of healthy fats in the diet fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 eating the meat of wild salmon (just make sure it is not contaminated with mercury), walnuts, vegetables, oils, nuts and seeds, especially Flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil and black currant.

I'm going to depart from dietary guidelines and suggest two substances that need to be taken in form of supplements: probiotics and digestive enzymes. I consider them food, necessary for optimal human functioning, therefore, mention them here.

If you haven't do — start taking probiotics! Although technically they are not products but positive results they demonstrate over and over again. If you correct the imbalance of the intestinal flora with "friendly" bacteria, many system problems will resolve themselves. I highly recommend everyone to take daily probiotics.

In addition, a growing body of research suggests that people with an imbalance of intestinal flora, increased risk of skin diseases, e.g. eczema, as supplementation with probiotics reduces or even eliminates this problem.

Similarly, the intake of additional digestive enzymes improves digestion and quickly normalizes the skin. Digestive enzymes not only help digest eaten in between meals they have been found to digest inflammatory proteins in the body, which otherwise can cause skin irritation or other inflammatory diseases.


Supplements that will helpHere is a list of natural creams and supplements that, from my point of view, effective relief for eczema and psoriasis:

Calendula (marigold): these creams are very popular in Europe for the topical treatment of eczema and psoriasis. They are often added to chamomile – it has a calming effect in various skin diseases. They should be applied topically two to three times a day.

Chamomile: German chamomile officially approved for the treatment of various skin diseases. Means with chamomile for local applications reduce the inflammation and the intensity of allergic reactions. Try to find a cream with a content of 3-10% of medicinal raw materials and follow the instructions.

Dandelion: this lawn "weed" is used in traditional herbal medicine for the treatment of skin diseases based on the fact that it purifies the blood, bringing the body to the allergens that cause inflammation of toxins and chemicals. Most often it is drunk as a tea, but you can take 250-500 mg of dandelion extract daily.

Omega-3 fatty acids: people with skin diseases the amount of omega-3 fatty acids is often reduced. Studies show that supplementation with omega-3 can reduce the intensity of inflammation in eczema and psoriasis.

Try to find quality fish oil supplements or flax seed oil, containing both EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). In the most preferred options is and omega-6 in order to ensure the balance of the two fats. Take 2-4 grams daily.

Also, be sure to take a quality multivitamin that contains beta-carotene and vitamin a – they promote healing of tissues. Another helpful vitamin is vitamin E: it helps to moisturize the skin from within and promotes healing of tissues. The acceptance of selenium will help the body use vitamin E. And, finally, take zinc – it will help heal wounds.published


Author: doctor-naturopath Carolyn Demateriali are for informational purposes. Remember, self-life-threatening, for advice regarding the use of any medicines and methods of treatment, contact your doctor.

P. S. And remember, only by changing their consumption — together we change the world! ©

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