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Grace

I'm 30 years old and I have suffered with eczema my whole life. Unfortunately it only seems to get worse as I get older. The only time I have experienced what felt like a true cure, was pregnancy. I never felt better in my life. Literally the day I gave birth, my eczema came back with a vengeance. It was so bad at one point that I had to stop nursing my baby to take several high potency drugs to give me relief. Fortunately I was able to resume nursing after 2 weeks, but again, the eczema got worse and worse, especially on my face causing all kinds of scarring and discoloration.
I have 1 thing and 1 thing only that has offered me the most relief (not cure, cuz as we all know, there doesn't seem to be one). But what has truly helped keep my eczema at bay is juicing! Here's what I do:
Once a day I juice (I have a Jack LaLane, but the Breville is also great) I try to pick mostly green leafy veggies, including cucumber, and 1inch each of ginger and turmeric root, as well as an apple for sweetness (everything should be organic as veggies w/o fiber go directly to your blood stream). Warning-the juice does not taste good! But here's the bright side-you can gulp it down in about 4 drinks, after a while you're taste buds will adjust and it will become more palatable, and best of-it helps, so isn't it worth it?!?!? After my first 2 weeks I noticed that the inflammation went down tremendously. My skin even takes on a dewey, healhty glow). My 2 year old has terrible eczema too and while I give him the juice everyday too, he does not seem to be getting the same relief as I am. I am puzzled. If anyone has some wisdom on this, please share!!!
Other things I recommend are eating a whole foods diet-protein, grains, veggies, fruit, all organic, and limited to no processed sugar and dairy. Incorporate anti-inflammatory foods (google them).Get lots of sunlight-it is amazing what a relief sitting in the direct sun can be! Sweating is good too (I find that I don't sweat a lot and I wonder if that's part of the problem), sitting in the sauna at the gym helps, it stings if you have open cuts, but again, it's worth it)! Of course, working out is a great way to bring on the sweating too! Drink tons of water and also green tea ( it's one of the top 10 anti-inflammatory foods). Only use all natural products-skin care, make-up, laundry detergent, etc.
Keep the steroids on hand for emergencies. I hate that I need them, but sometimes I do turn to them as a LAST resort when the pain and itching is just too much for my son and I (but now that I juice, I only need the over counter strength and that's enough to help). When the itching is bad, wearlong sleeves. I find that I scratch less when my skin is covered. Always keep your nails short too! Prayer!! Reach out to the Lord for healing, as He is the Great Healer! God Bless those of you who suffer from eczema, my prayers are with you!

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Chris

Look into lyme disease. That may be what you have and possible transferred to your baby. Going on a non-dairy, no gluten diet will help along with juicing should help a lot. Get checked by a lab called IgeneX, not the normal labs quest etc... Try to recall if you were outdoors a lot and if possibly bite by a tick.

Grace

Thanks for the suggestion, i looked into it and i dont think i have lyme disease. Ive had my skin biopsied and it confirmed i have classic eczema :/

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