Frequently Asked Questions
What is eczema?
Eczema is a skin condition that appears in the form of rashes, red, itchy, and dry skin.
What is atopic dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis is the medical term used interchangeably with eczema. Is it the inflammation of the skin where symptoms present itself with itchiness, redness, and rashes.
Are eczema and atopic dermatitis the same thing?
Yes. However, there are different forms of atopic dermatitis such as contact, neurodermatitis, dyshidrotic, nummular, and seborrheic
What is the main cause of eczema?
The main cause is a combination of an overactive immune system, genetics, environmental triggers, food, lifestyle, and stress.
How do I know if I have eczema?
Typically a Doctor would have diagnosed you based off symptoms which could be any of the following: dry skin, irritated skin, rashes, itching at night
How do you treat eczema?
- The conventional approach is to apply a steroid-based cream on the affected areas and take an antihistamine for itching
- However, today alternative medicine such as Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, and lifestyle changes are becoming popular options due to decreased risk of side effects such as topical steroid withdrawal
Is there a cure for eczema?
Currently, there is no cure for eczema. But don’t lose hope! It can be effectively managed to a point where it does not dictate your life.
What medications are prescribed if I have eczema?
Typically the general course of action is:
- A steroid-based cream for the skin
- Antihistamine to control the itching
Do I need to be on medications to control my eczema?
No. Eczema can be controlled and managed through lifestyle changes such as nutrition, eliminating environmental triggers, and managing stress.
What is triggering my eczema?
It could a variety of things but usually a combination of: food, environmental, lifestyle, stress.
Are there alternative treatments to manage my eczema?
Yes. You should adopt a whole foods-based approach while reducing/eliminating your intake of processed foods.
- To complement your nutrition, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, and Ayurveda treatments will assist with managing your eczema.
Can I treat my eczema naturally?
Yes! You should first start with working on your nutrition as a long-term solution. You can then use treatment options such as Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, or Ayurveda to assist you in the healing process.
What is Topical Steroid Withdrawal?
It is a serious side effect from prolonged use of steroid-based creams to control and manage eczema. The skin experiences redness, burning, a deep and uncontrollable itch, scabs, hot skin, swelling, hives, and/or oozing.
What is Red Skin Syndrome?
It is a serious side effect from prolonged use of steroid-based creams to control and manage eczema. It causes red, itching, and burning sensations in the affected areas.
Can I heal my topical steroid withdrawal symptoms?
Yes! Using rest, nutrition, and natural treatments like Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, and Acupuncture treatments, your body can heal itself.
How long will it take me to heal from topical steroid withdrawal?
It varies from person to person. It also depends on how long you have been using steroid creams.
Should I work with an Eczema Coach?
Yes! Eczema Coaches have gone through this journey themselves. They have already experimented with various diets, treatments, and supplements. They can identify what options may be best for you and provide a detailed plan. They also know what you are going through on a mental, emotional, and physical level and can coach you through the difficult times of your healing journey.
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