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Parents: Challenges You May Face When Your Child Has Eczema

43785658_sIf your child was recently diagnosed with eczema, also commonly known as atopic dermatitis, you have a long road ahead. Although eczema is easily treated at home, there are many hard issues that you, as a parent, will face.

Nighttime Itching

You might assume that nighttime itching is the same as daytime itching for children with eczema, but it can be very different, especially in small children. Although they do not fully understand the complications that can arise from constant scratching, children are aware of their actions during the day. On the other hand, many small children continue to scratch in the middle of the night, without even being aware of their actions. This type of eczema is difficult to treat, as you cannot spend every night grabbing your child’s arm before they itch.

To combat the nighttime itching that is common among children with eczema, look for doable alternatives. If dust is a trigger factor, keep your child’s room clean and dust-free. If sweat is a trigger factor, dress them in light clothes and keep their room a cool temperature. If you don’t know the cause, try to keep areas susceptible to itching, such as the arms and legs, covered.

Pain

An eczema outbreak starts out relatively pain free. It typically begins with a simple itch that can’t stop. Soon, your child may find themselves literally digging at their skin. They mistakenly believe this will make the itch go away, but it doesn’t and it only gets worse. Severe rashes and the open wounds caused by constant scratching can lead to pain and discomfort. No parent wants to see their child in pain. That is why you must stop it at the source. Work with your child and his or her doctor to determine your child’s trigger factors. These are what cause the uncontrollable urge to itch. In the meantime, keep your child’s skin well moisturized.

Concern from Other Parents

Although eczema and atopic dermatitis are common among small children, you are likely to get many stares on the playground. This is most common if your child’s eczema rashes can be seen by other parents. Although you should keep your child’s open wounds covered to prevent infection, don’t just cover them to please others.

“Is eczema contagious?” That is a common question that many parents may ask. Unfortunately, some parents don’t even ask, they may automatically assume it is. You and your child owe no one an explication, as eczema is nothing but an inflammation of the skin. However, you may want to spread the word. As heartbreaking as it is to see other parents and kids point out your child’s eczema rash, it is a normal reaction that most don’t know how to avoid.

These are just a few of the issues you may face as the parent of a child with eczema. Since your child is young and does not fully understand their skin condition, you must work with them to seek relief.

If your child has eczema, finding a cure is a challenging, but necessary task. Luckily, research shows that all-natural treatment systems is possible on top of steroids which can be harmful over long run.

(Article reproduced from Eczema Free Forever by Rachel Anderson. Go check out an all-natural treatment program at Rachel’s website, which may prove to be effective on top of the treatment you have been administering to your kid)

How To Avoid Eczema Flare-Ups?

22780787_sEczema is a chronic skin condition, also commonly known as atopic dermatitis. Sufferers often feel the constant need to itch the skin. This itching can lead to red rashes, blister-like sores that ooze, and scaly, rough patches of skin. The phrase “eczema flare-ups,” is used to describe outbreaks or episodes where the condition gets worse.

Those who suffer from eczema are often plagued with the skin condition for life, but there are ways to seek relief. Unfortunately, this relief can be short-term. Some individuals can go months without an eczema rash and wake up one morning to have a significant outbreak. Although there is no way to cure eczema, there are steps you can take to avoid regular flare-ups.

Avoid Eczema Flare-Ups #1 – Find Your Trigger Factor

The phrase “trigger factor,” is often used to describe the onset of an eczema outbreak. Something triggers the skin. It is irritated and produces a reaction. There are different causes for flare-ups and outbreaks, but medical professional have developed a list of common factors. They include dairy products, chemical irritants, allergies, the weather, and stress.

Avoid Eczema Flare-Ups #2 – Eliminate Your Trigger Factors

Once you believe you found the cause of your flare-ups, eliminate these as an issue. Keep a daily log to monitor what you eat, what you are doing, and what you come into contact with. Compare your outbreaks to this log to determine possible culprits. Then, work to avoid them. You should automatically notice a reduction in outbreaks.

Avoid Eczema Flare-Ups #3 – Avoid Too Much Direct Sunlight

While sunlight is good for the body and skin, too much of it can cause dry skin. Dry skin is another common cause of eczema educed breakouts. Don’t hide inside and avoid the sun forever, but display caution. Apply sun screen, wear covering clothes, and seek sunlight in moderation.

Avoid Eczema Flare-Ups #4 – Keep the Skin Well Moisturized

As previously stated, dry skin can lead to an eczema outbreak. Avoid dry skin by keeping your body hydrated and well-moisturized. After a shower or bath, immediately dab the skin slightly dry and apply moisturize. Continue applying lotions and creams throughout the day.

These are just a few ways that you can avoid eczema flare-ups, but they are successful and easy to implement.

Treating eczema may seem like an impossible challenge. However, research shows that all-natural treatment systems can be effective.

(Article reproduced from Eczema Free Forever by Rachel Anderson. You can check out all-natural treatment program at Rachel’s website)

Common Types of Eczema

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Eczema is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of Americans. Although each of these individuals is plagued with sensitive and easily irritated skin, there are different types of eczema. A few of the most common diagnoses made are outlined and briefly reviewed below.

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis is the most common type of eczema. Luckily, the condition is rarely constant. Instead, those who suffer from this type of eczema experience outbreaks or flare-ups. Trigger factors, which may include certain foods and chemical irritations, are the leading cause of atopic dermatitis. Patients who determine their trigger factors and work to eliminate them tend to experience fewer and less severe flare-ups.

Contact Eczema

Contact eczema is similar to atopic dermatitis, but it results in a localized reaction. A common cause of a contact eczema outbreak is direct skin contact with chemicals. For example, some women may experience flare-ups on their risks, hands, or face after applying makeup. Although anyone can suffer from contact eczema, those with a history of allergies are more prone.

Seborrheic Eczema

Seborrheic eczema, like other forms of the condition, is an inflammation of the skin. The skin is irritated. This eczema, however, is used to describe flare-ups and outbreaks that don’t have a cause. Many areas of the body are targeted, but the face and scalp are most commonly affected. A common example of this type of eczema is cradle cap in babies and infants.

Nummular Eczema

Although relatively rare and uncommon, nummular eczema is another type of diagnosable eczema. The most noticeable and distinguishable feature is patches of irritated skin that are coin shaped. It is a chronic condition. Allergies, family history of eczema, and asthma lead to an increased risk. While anyone can have nummular eczema, it is most common in elderly males.

There are other types of eczema that men, women, and children suffer from. Although the names are different, the treatment options are usually the same. Medical professionals recommend avoiding skin irritants, keeping the body well moisturized, and making the switch to all-natural products. For an accurate diagnosis on what type of eczema you suffer from, schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider.
When suffering from eczema, you want immediate and permanent relief. New research shows you can get it from all-natural treatment programs. Do not rely on steroid alone.

(Article reproduced from Eczema Free Forever by Rachel Anderson. You can check out all-natural treatment program at Rachel’s website)

Dealing with Eczema Embarrassment

22780787_sIf you have ever suffered from eczema or know someone who does, you would know that the ugly, unsightly rash when the skin ailment hits.

The unsightly red, angry rashes with scratched marks lining here and there can lead to major embarrassment for the sufferers. For those who are fortunate enough not to encounter the unbearable itch and unsightly rashes first hand, they might simply waved it off as “just another skin problem”. However, many sufferers are genuinely tormented by the constant discomfort and inconvenience. If you are new to dealing with eczema and worried about the reaction of others, please continue reading on for a few helpful tips.

Tip #1 – You Are Not Alone

Indeed you are not. Babies to senior citizens can get eczema without any reason. It seems that one day they are not there, and the  rashes are all over the body on the next day. You may feel that you are the only one in the world who want to tear off your own skin, well, you are not.  You may not know but your next door neighbour or your colleague could be just hiding from you. In fact, you may be able to find local and online support groups where you can meet others.

Tip #2 – You do NOT have to hide!

It is a common skin condition and it is not contagious. People may be surprised or even shocked at your angry red patches and could be really nosy to ask lots of questions, however, you do not need to hide away the rashes.  Hiding them under long sleeves and long pants may actually do more harm because your skin needs to breathe. I used to hid them but the itch can get worse when the weather gets hot. I rather expose the rashes than to suffer the excruciating itch.

Tip #3 – You can Talk about your condition

Don’t hide and in fact be brave and own up and simply say “I have eczema. It is a common and non-contagious skin condition.” That should shut those nosy folks up. Somehow they are more embarrass to ask questions when they sensed that you are not.

Tip #4 – You can Seek  Relief & take care of yourself first

Don’t worry about what other thinks, take care of yourself. When you seek treatments to heal yourself faster, you do not have to bother with the itch and the rashes will be a lot less noticeable for people to whisper or gossip.

Live YOUR life and not theirs. What they think is their business, take care of your health and yourself is much more important.

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Eczema in Children Symptoms

It takes more than just an itch and redness to determine the real eczema in children symptoms. Eczema is theorized to be affected by a variety of factors but the real golden explanation behind the main cause of eczema remains unclear. Eczema in children symptoms was surveyed to be triggered by the following factors. The allergic response of the immune system to specific allergens or allergy causing substances like Foods containing or having ingredients like fish, nuts, eggs, honey and wheat. Extremes of temperature have been found by experts to have a link in developing eczema. Hereditary factors or familial tendencies tend to run over the development of the said condition.

Eczema in children symptoms are redness in the form of blisters that is most often itchy. The redness appears in the face, cheeks, nape, in the circumference of the neck and in the clavicle. It also appears in the extremities. The elbows, fore arms, hands, behind the knees and legs are the sites where you can mostly observe eczema. Crusting, bleeding, lesions, skin discoloration, flaking and blistering are more often associated with eczema symptoms. Though eczema appears mostly in the extremities, it can even spread to the anterior and posterior region of the trunk. As the child grows older, the redness or the rash will be lesser in circumference and scalier than its first appearance. The redness also will feel more of itchier and drier this time around. The condition usually relieves and at times returns unexpectedly.

Eczema symptoms in children include itching but be warned that itching complicates the condition. Eczema in children symptoms subside when the child reaches 5 or 6 while episodes during the earlier years usually resolve within months but can even last up to years with occasional relapse of the itching, redness and bleeding.

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The Truth About Baby Eczema

19536498_sBaby eczema affects millions of babies around the world and probably the most occurring skin disease among infants and newborns. It affects all ages but among the most common cases are children and newborns.

Eczema is the inflammation of the skin, the first layer, called the epidermis. Baby eczema can either be mild or moderate which can be managed using emollient oils, soaps and other topical methods. The symptoms of eczema include itching, redness, cracking, flaking and bleeding in the elbows, arms, behind the knees, face, cheeks nape and trunks. In worst cases eczema occurs together with diseases like asthma and hay fever. For such cases, the child should be taken care of and make sure the surrounding is clear of allergens.

What causes eczema? The real cause behind eczema remains as a mystery among the medical field but theories arise regarding the main suspect behind. It is argued the eczema is caused by food allergies on foods containing nuts, fish, wheat and eggs. Others argue that stress and psychological reactions of the body to stress and crisis leads to the condition. Some theorists state that it runs in the family. An infant with baby eczema is more likely to experience the disease if he/she has a sibling that once developed the skin condition.

Treatments are available in different forms. Emollients, soaps ant topical steroid are just few of the many methods of treatment that you can use. But proceed with caution because the pharmacologic treatments need close medical supervision due to the side effects. Eczema usually fades and resolves as the child grows older. In time the condition subsides when the person reaches the teenage years. Eczema is also characterized by relapses and an episode may last within duration of weeks to months. Baby eczema is a cruel cycle that goes on and on.

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Quick Remedies for Babies with Eczema

28471780_sIf your bundle of joy is suffering from eczema, he/she will surely cry and even scream when the itch became unbearable. On top that, he/she has to deal with dry skin and even sores.

Thankfully there are quite several home remedies that parents and caregivers can experiment and see if they work for you

Moisturize
The first step is to keep the skin moisturized. Use a natural Aloe Vera lotion several times a day will help. You may reapply frequently to keep baby’s skin from drying out. Avoid any lotions that contains fragrances and alcohols. Beside moisturizing externally, let her drink plenty of fluid to ensure he/she is well-watered.

Oatmeal Bath
An oatmeal bath is very soothing and help skin heal. You can pour two cups of oats in a food processor (or use a coffee grinder) and grind them into a powder and add them to a running bath of lukewarm water. let your precious one soak in the oatmeal bath for about 10 – 15 minutes. After which, carefully rinse with clean water and dry with a soft towel. It is OK to bath baby with an oatmeal bath twice daily.

Healing Lotions
Healing lotions and certain oils (such as Watermelon and Coconut Oil) will shorten healing time, moisturize and protect the baby’s skin. Lotions to look for are those made with blueberry leaves. Blueberry leaves are really excellent at relieving inflammation of eczema, irritation and itching.

Zinc is also a great ingredient. Apply zinc lotion directly on the affected area.

Lotion that contains vitamin E, or apply vitamin E oil directly on the affected area, can work well too. It will quickly reduce itching and improve healing. Continue applying the vitamin E oil until the skin is healed.

Reduce Irritants
Some babies experience eczema because they are allergic to detergents. You may want to change to a pure soap for bathing as well as all cleaning and laundry to see if your baby’s eczema improves.

Luckily, most babies out grow eczema, or at the very least, it will improve as he/she gets older.

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Don’t give Hydrocortisone to your Babies

Avoid giving your baby Hydrocortisone or any other form of steroid creams even they might give temporarily relieve.They seem harmless or that’s what you think. On the contrary, they are potentially dangerous.

The issue with using creams like Hydrocortisone is that it contains steroids. If it is constantly used on a baby’s skin, it can have damaging effects on the baby’s skin. Baby’s skin is too soft and too fragile for a strong cream. In fact, dermatologists also do not recommend long term usage for adults. For this reason, steroid cream shouldn’t be used constantly, and continually for a long period of time to treat dry skin or eczema for babies and young children.

Eczema Trigger – Alcohol

24250908 - booze glassTo those who suffer from eczema, you know your skin is characterized by red itchy rash, dry scaly patches, and/or weeping blisters. These are reactions to environmental triggers (for examples, stress, irritants in the environments like fragrant, dusts etc( as well as our diets.

To eliminate eczema, one needs to eliminate the triggers that cause it.

One such trigger could be alcohol. To find out, stop drinking liquor for at least 1 -2 months. If you cannot do without your drinks, you may reduce your alcohol intake and increase your water intake. As the good doctor always says, at least 8 glasses of water every day. Usually, we don’t drink enough water to flush the toxins out. And, beverages and soda drinks are not considered water. Because such drinks do little in detoxification, in fact, they add more impurities into our systems. If your symptoms improve without liquor, than go ahead to  continue the practice.

Alcohol is a diuretic and that means it flushes water out of your system. In another words, you body and skin gets dehydrated, and that’s really bad for dry, itchy and red skin.

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Homemade Eczema Treatment (10): Milk

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Milk is not just to drink. Milk is a convenient and relatively low cost homemade eczema treatment to treat the rash and dried scaly skin. It will offer some much desired relief to your troubled skin.

Soak gauze pad or cotton pad with a little cold or even iced milk and apply the affected area. You can leave the gauze pad or cotton pad on the affected for 1-3  minutes or however long you feel comfortable. You can continue the process for 10 minutes or so.

Though this method may not stop the itch, nourishing your skin with milk makes it soft and smooth, which will reduce the drying of the skin.

Homemade remedies help to relieve pain and itch but they are temporarily relief. To prolong a blissful eczema-free period, you have to observe dermatologist’s advice of staying away from alcoholic based and fragrance based toiletries, keep a balanced and healthy diet with lots of greens (raw greens where possible … sprouts are recommended and there’s reasons to that) and exercise to minimize stress. Alternatively, check out folks who have similar experience.

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Swine Flu Meta-Physics & Meta-Cure

With pandemic stupidity defining a nations ‘well-preparedness’ by the amount of a nasty useless drug it has stockpiled – you may want to know that these allopathic medicines only concentrate bad ‘microVita‘ – the single fundamental cause of all diseases & disorders.

If you ever got cured of any disease or infection it was because of your own good microvita supply & inspite of whatever medicine you tortured your body with. Microvita are submicroscopic & sub-quantum living-growing-multiplying-dying entities.

While it is well known that all flu started with the mass-killer 1918-19 spanish flu what is not known is how it really started. As per nature’s law, thousands of dead bodies lying unattended during the 1914-18, attracted destructive agents from outside the earth to do what they did best – decompose those bodies as ‘the dead must decay’. They were the subtler microvita – the fundamental units of all life – but of the bad type.

They travel uninterrupted unstopped across all the worlds – for example in the form of bio-photons. Since then they have adopted our earth as their home as they really fell deeply in love with some of the herd-minded earthlings here : pig-minded pigs, bird-headed birds & both pig-minded + bird-headed of all humans as their well-deserved hosts.

Not killing such a gullible host ensures their survival as well – otherwise they would perish with the easy 2-legged prey once the infected body was fully disintegrated into it’s 5 basic elements.

Look at it this way : When viruses infect a cell – some of them don’t even have enter the cell fully, they leave their shell OUTSIDE the cell membrane; only their DNA/RNA & enzymes actually enters the cell. Does that mean DNA & enzymes are the fundamental units of life? Well actually not! They are both aggregated forms of even smaller types of microvita. DNA are records & only enzymes can read them. Enzymes get their proactive intelligence from the active microvita inherent in them.

In the face of any such attack, the ONLY meta-cure is to overwhelm the negative microvita behind it (in this case the AH1N1 strain of swineflu virus) with positive microvita ie supportive entities which can attack & destroy them.

But most people already have so much of disruptive microvita inside them that any infection with a comparatively trickier microvita aggregation like this new viral strain will just take them down easily without much of a fight. This was already the case with all the people who have succumbed so far, unfortunately.

Since our foods are the 1st gateway to all our microvita supply, do you think it may be of some use to wake up & choose our foods so that they increase the supply of helpful microvita while minimizing & eliminating the bad ones as much as possible. In my attempt to do that for myself I came up with the no-less-than-Miraculous MicroVita SuperDiet.

I have collated a ton of killer info there. As per NaturalNews.com -tamiflu also uses Star Anise – a common spice in asia – as the only credible source of whatever little efficacy it has. But since natural herbs can’t be patented, they gotta extract & repackage it into some crazy patentable concoction so that they can fleece all the sheeple of this big microvita world. Another ploy to suck up our tax money, Huh!

There are so many other traditional local herbs everywhere in the world that will fight any bloody foe for you, just for a few pennies. In our lingo, they are imbibed with good microvita.

Again as per Natural News, when millions died in 1919, the only cure that worked with almost 100% success rate were homeopathic medicines – Bryonia and Gelsemium – the viral intelligence, virulence & novelty not withstanding.

Here are few of the many others that work for flu : Oscillococcinum, Ferrum Phos, Rhus tox…

Get them prescribed, as appropriate, by a homeopathic Dr. if need be; but better still get prevented & better equipped internally.

With the real numbers crossing well over a 100k infections, truth indeed seem’s to be the 1st casuality. But please don’t let your goodself be the next one… nor even your loved ones.

I love you (& the poor Mexican swine as well!). We are all good microvita. 🙂

Happy Super-Dieting!

Suffering from Swine flu Brain-wash?

Homemade Eczema Treatment (9): Almond Oil with Vitamin E

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This is what I learned from a brochure in one of the health stores. I found it quite effective. The dryness and itchiness have somewhat subsided a fair bit after a couple of days.

I made a lotion with pure oil and Vitamin E. Pure almond oil is easily available. However, if you are willing to spend a little more, you can opt for apricot kennel oil. Basically any natural oil will do so long they moisturize your skin.

There are 2 ways to get Vitamin E.  Option 1 is to use pure Vitamin E oil sold in bottles. Option 2 is to get Vitamin E capsules from your local health shop. Pure Vitamin E oil is much more costlier but you can’t argue about the richness or the quality. Vitamin E capsules are a lot more affordable. Use a pin to prick open one of the capsules and add to the pure almond oil. The proportion is up to you but I generally add 2 – 3 thick drops to a teaspoon of oil.

You can also add some oats to the Vitamin E-Oil lotion to thicken it up and apply it like a paste. It is a little messy and you might want to use a gauze or something airy to cover the paste. Otherwise, do it my way  – Apply the mixture and then relax in front of the TV or with a good book for a good 60-90 minutes. By the time, your skin is nourished by the time you clean the oat residue off.

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How to keep eczema from spreading from one body part to the next

22581785_sMy eczema returned.  Grrrrrrrrr … and it is spreading. While I can apply all the home-made remedies to curb the itch and stop the growth. I was wondering how to keep eczema from spreading from one body part to the next. I did a google search and this is what came up.

Broyde McDonald shared that:

In some cases of eczema there are things that can be done to stop the spread. In other types the spread can not be stopped externally, but it has to be stopped using internal methods.

It is unlikely that you will stop eczema from spreading from one body part to the next when you have atopic dermatitis by doing external things to prevent it. The factors of inflammation do not seem to work that way. There are some usual places on the body for eczema to affect, but unless you can control where inflammation strikes, you will probably not be able to do much to control where it spreads to.

In cases of contact eczema, you can control where the condition spreads to if you can control where the contact problem is. As an example, you get a chemical on your skin that begins to cause an irritation. You recognize that the eczema is caused by a chemical, so you put water on it to wash it off, but as the water drains it irritates other parts of the skin. In this case there was something that you could do to contain the spread the condition.

If the eczema is not contact eczema, then it is an internal condition that you will have to find other ways of containing.

As it is right now, if you want to contain the spread of eczema I suggest that you learn to control how it is manufactured and spread from within the body.

When the immune system is not at optimal level, havoc wreck in our body system. 🙂

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Permanent Eczema Treatment (Part 1 of 5)

Before we go into actual eczema treatment you may want to get clear on the most common mistake all eczema sufferers make.
They simplistically assume that it’s a localized ailment. And then they erroneously look for topical solutions.

All these are temporary palliatives at most. As a matter of fact some of the harsher allopathic medicines may actually be harmful in the long run.

What an avoidable waste of time, effort & money! Would you like to bypass the endless treacherous trail followed by the rest of those afflicted?

If you have anything to do with eczema then I am sure you know that eczema is a tricky allergic reaction involving blood & skin. Skin is the biggest organ of the body & blood is everywhere under it. So we have an endemic toxicity here which builds up gradually in the blood until it flares up in the most vulnerable part of the skin. This continues forever. Unless…

Do you know what is the single biggest cause of ALL allergies?

The answer may surprise some – it’s COOKED food in all it’s shameless glory.

“Well then everyone should be suffering from eczema” you may sharply contend.

Yeah, you are right. All fired-food consumers are suffering indeed; but from some or the other affliction which WILL eventually show up later in life – but is harming them right now as well. Check out  the partial list here.

So can you REALLY imagine life sans eczema?
If yes then are you willing to do whatever it takes?

Do you REALLY want to cure your eczema for good? Many sufferers subconsciously own their disease to the point that if it suddenly disappears then it leaves behind a void  in their life – abruptly bereft of something they were so used to complaining / self-pitying  about. :-p

And that may be a bigger challenge.

If that isn’t the issue with you then I invite you to gradually upgrade to the ultimate “organic living sprouts” diet. If you have tried everything else but with unsatisfactory results or if you want to cut short your learning curve then give it a shot for a month or so atleast; the results will speak for themselves.

Why do I claim that?
Well check out my general thesis here on the perils of fired foods. Ofcourse I know 1st hand that my eczema-solution is easier said than done – but not as much as you think. Do read up on my own transient ordeals in some of my other posts mentioned below to expedite your progress. In just over a month, I made the adventurous switchover. You might as well – depending on your level of commitment. But before you get started – lets get some more clarity in the FAQ section towards the bottom.

So that was the starting point towards a final eczema cure forever. Do you remember how life was before eczema struck?

My 1st week as a Raw-Foodist
Week 2 to 4 of My Tryst with Raw Foodism.
The best sprout to beat the s*** out of eczema?
The weight-loss conundrum
A heart patient’s prescription (& your’s too…)
The BIGGEST deterrent to Strokes (& many other chronic maladies)
Is this how YOUR blood looks like?
Sprouts for body-building?
BEWARE! The over-sold ‘Benefits of Alfalfa Sprouts’

Homemade Eczema Treatment (9) Oolong Tea

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I’m a Chinese and I drink Chinese tea, yet, I didn’t know that oolong tea helps people with eczema ! This tells me that continuous learning is really important.

While I was at a seminar recently, a fellow attendee from Japan advised me to drink lots of oolong tea when eczema hits me. Touch wood, that did not happen. However, a friend had a pretty bad break-out and is willing to try anything. Of the 9 tips I shared, she chose oolong tea. She prepared a flask of oolong tea and brought it to work. She drank lots of water and oolong tea for that day. The next day, I got her text message.

To my amazement, she said the oolong tea worked like magic. Within 24 hours of consuming oolong tea, her itch and inflammation lessened.

Almost a week later, I got another text message. She reported that her angry lesions disappeared within 6 -7 days. What was simply remarkable was there were hardly any scars.

Why does oolong tea work so well? I couldn’t find any concrete studies on the subject but I suspected it could be the antioxidant, polyphenols, that are present in oolong tea. They have anti-allergic properties and calm the overactive immune response.

Let me know if you have used oolong tea to treat eczema.

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