Re: Ayurvedic medicine for Eczema
SS, I dont do any of the traditional therapies with DS. And I too see a seasonal cyclical flare up and subsiding of eczema. I dont think traditional medicines work by flaring up and then helping a condition. Traditional medicine may take a long time in working, but should never lead to a flare up.
I dont intend scaring you here, but have you read about this case? The child got systemic infection with improperly treated eczema. I wont go down that route right now for K. Conventional medicine goes through standardisation and testing, whereas traditional medicines though rooted in many years of knowledge cannot be. Your mileage will vary and that is something that scares me. Something that worked beautifully for me - neem oil/coconut oil moisturising that I was prescribed - exacerbated DS's eczema.
Currently, DS has a flare up, but we are off all kinds of medicines and managing with fragrance-free soaps, oatmeal bombs (you may want to try Aveeno, I use plain oatmeal soaks to alleviate itching), religious moisturising up to 10 times a day.
Eczema is an allergic reaction to something in the body, I dont see how toxins are involved here. It is your body turning against your cells. Plain and simple auto-immune systems going haywire. Please do continue with your elimination diet and you will begin to see how things improve on its own. I know the stress you must be under, hugs for you and your child.
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