Definition of Eczema:

Swelling of the outer skin of unknown cause.  In the early stage it may be itchy, red, have small blisters, and be swollen, and weeping.  Later it becomes crusted, scaly, and thickened.

Topics Related to Eczema


...relationship to Allergy to Foods (Hidden)
“...The other two are eczema and hay fever...”

Biotin a treatment
“...SKIN: Dermatitis, Eczema, Leiner's disease, Pallor, Psoriasis, Seborrhea...”
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Biotin Requirement

...the condition
“...irregular heartbeat, impaired cognitive skills, anorexia, baldness, alopecia, insomnia, depression, drowsiness, hallucinations, muscle pain, pallor, dandruff, dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrhea, eczema.  NOTE: If two or more of the above symptoms are present you may need therapeutic supplementation of Biotin...”

Borage Oil a treatment
“...Most often, borage oil is consumed for its GLA content, which has been shown to be useful against such things as atopic eczema, premenstrual syndrome, diabetes, inflammation, heart disease and stroke.”

Breast Cancer

...our question about Itchy or scaly nipples
“Very rarely, eczema of a nipple can signal a cancerous growth beneath...”


...the condition
“...About 5-10% of patients have skin-related symptoms such as nodules, abscesses, eruptions, scaly skin patches, lesions that resemble impetigo, psoriasis or eczema, rashes, red or purple patches caused by capillary hemorrhage, and eye involvement including cataracts...”

Chamomile a treatment
“...According to HealthNotes, topical applications of chamomile have been shown to be moderately effective in the treatment of eczema.  One double-blind trial found it to be about 60% as effective as 0.25% hydrocortisone cream...”


...the condition
“...Irritated skin, such as skin affected by diaper rash, eczema, sunburn, etc., is likely to be more severely affected...”

Chlorophyll a treatment
“...Chlorophyll is also said to benefit obesity, diabetes, gastritis, hemorrhoids, asthma, skin disorders such as eczema, rashes and skin infections...”

Cleavers a treatment
“...A valuable diuretic, it is often taken to treat skin problems such as seborrhea, eczema and psoriasis, and as a general detoxifying agent in serious illnesses such as cancer...”

Colloidal Silver a treatment
“...canker sores, chronic fatigue, colds, colitis*, conjunctivitis*, cornea injury*, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, diabetes*, diarrhea*, digestive aid, diphtheria, dysentery, ear infections*, eczema – various locations*, fibrositis, flu*, gastritis, gingivitis, gonorrhea*, gum recession, halitosis, hay fever*, hemorrhoids*, hepatitis, herpes, impetigo*, keratitis, leprosy, lupus, Lyme...”

Crude Coal Tar a treatment
“...Crude Coal Tar has been used for decades to help treat the scaling, itching and inflammation of psoriasis, eczema, and other skin disorders...”

Dry skin

...the condition
“Dry skin, at its worst, can be known as Dermatitis, Ichthyosis, or Eczema.  Those topics are discussed elsewhere if appropriate...”

Eclipta Alba a treatment
“...Eclipta alba also has traditional external uses, such as athlete foot, eczema and dermatitis, on the scalp to address hair loss and the leaves have been used in the treatment of scorpion stings...”


...the condition
“The term eczema is used to describe all kinds of red, blistering, oozing, scaly, brownish, thickened, and itching skin conditions...”
...our question about Itchy or scaly nipples
“Itchy, scaly and cracked nipples are a sign of eczema.  The itching can make this an embarrassing condition...”
...relationship to Bacterial Dysbiosis
“Fecal and duodenal flora in patients with atopic eczema have been studied...”
...recommendation Zinc
“...Clinical experience has shown zinc supplementation to be particularly valuable in treating eczema, probably due to its being a common deficiency and its importance in delta-6-desaturase...”
...recommendation Antihistamines
“Antihistamines can relieve itching and break the 'itch-scratch-itch' cycle which many eczema sufferers say is the worst symptom...”
...recommendation Test Thyroid Function
“Hypothyroid patients with eczema respond well to thyroid medication.”
...recommendation Hydrochloric Acid (Trial)
“...A Dr. Bray, MD, as well as linking asthma to a high rate of HCl deficiency, found that in severe eczema 50% of subjects were hypochlorhydric...”
...recommendation Grapefruit Seed Extract
“When dysbiosis is present, treatment with antibiotics or with a natural antibiotic derived from grapefruit seeds has produced major improvement in the GI symptoms of eczema patients and moderate improvement in the severity of eczema...”
...recommendation against Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption
Eczema can be triggered by allergies, and according to data from double-blind research most children with eczema have food allergies...”
...recommendation Test for Food Allergies
“Food allergy detection and elimination should not be overlooked in searching for the causes of eczema.  Many studies have documented the major role that food allergy plays...”
...recommendation Digestive Enzyme (Trial)
“See the link between Eczema and Hydrochloric Acid.”

EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Requirement

...the condition
“...Irregular 'quilted' skin ("Alligator skin"); Soft, splitting, peeling or brittle nails; Dull, not shiny nails; Slow-growing nails; Dry, lackluster hair; Brittle hair; Unmanageable hair; Allergies Eczema; Asthma; Hay fever; Hives; Stiff or painful joints; Fatty foods craving; EFA deficiency causes various issues specific to women: Premenstrual breast pain/tenderness; Premenstrual syndrome...”

EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 6 Requirement

...the condition
“...There are several sings of an Omega-6 deficiency, including ... Eczema...”
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Evening Primrose Oil a treatment
“...Evening Primrose Oil is used therapeutically in such things as atopic eczema (listed as such in the Merck Index), mastalgia, and premenstrual syndrome, and diabetic neuropathy...”

Excess Sugar Consumption

...the condition
“...itch; Bladder/bowel dysfunction; Diarrhea; Hypothyroidism; Sleepiness; Bloating; Dizziness; Immune system dysfunction; Tension; Blurred vision; Earaches; Indigestion; Visual impairment; Bronchitis; Eczema; Joint/muscle pains; Watery eyes; Candida; Fainting; Lacking mind control; Weight retention; Cold intolerance; Forgetfulness; Loss of short term memory; Yeast infections...”

GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) a treatment
“...uses: borage oil is one of the three major supplemental sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a polyunsaturated fat that is used to treat a number of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS)...”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“...Immune System Symptoms Chronic urinary tract infections; Chronic respiratory infections; Asthma; Vaginal, oral, or nail bed yeast infections; Skin Symptoms Fever blisters; Mouth ulcers; Skin rash; Eczema; Psoriasis; Dermatitis Herpetiformis (caused by gluten); Vitiligo; Symptoms caused by the following Gall bladder problems; Elevated liver enzymes; Non alcoholic fatty liver; Autoimmune...”

Gotu Kola a treatment
“...been used medically for a variety of concerns throughout China, East Asia, and Africa for many years, including: Leprosy; gonorrhea; fevers, colds, flu; ageing problems & to delay ageing; lupus; eczema; psoriasis; amenorrhea & other female complaints; wounds...”

Honey a treatment
“...Honey can help with some skin problems, like psoriasis and eczema.  There is evidence that honey diluted in water will help with stomach aches and dehydration...”

Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...use of stomach-acid-reducing medication; Being over the age of 65; Chronic health conditions often associated with hydrochloric acid deficiency include: Asthma; Allergies; Thyroid problems; Acne; Eczema; Lupus; Psoriasis; Gastritis; Osteoporosis; The most common signs and symptoms of HCl deficiency include: Bloating; Nausea and vomiting; Heartburn; Feeling full as soon as you start eating...”

Inositol Requirement

...the condition
“...If your intake is not sufficient, you may experience symptoms such as eczema, hair loss, constipation, and abnormalities of the eyes and raised cholesterol.”

Jewelweed a treatment
“...Poultices and salves made from Jewelweed are a folk remedy for bruises, burns, cuts, eczema, insect bites, sores, sprains, warts, and ringworm...”

Lavender Oil a treatment
“...Other unproven uses of lavender oil include: Insomnia, depression, menstrual pain, migraine headaches, nausea, vomiting, colic, constipation, toothache, ear infections, acne, eczema, hypertension, head lice, loss of appetite.”

Lymphatic Congestion

...the condition
“...Despite this, the following conditions are examples that are reported to improve through improved lymphatic drainage: Allergies, prostatitis, chronic sinusitis, heart disease, eczema and other skin conditions, fibrocystic disease, chronic fatigue, repetitive parasitic infections, MS, edema, lupus erythematosis, inflammation, high blood pressure, bacterial infections, viral...”

Neem a treatment
“...For eczema, psoriasis, ulcers or any other skin problems, a paste of Neem bark or leaves is made up and applied directly to the skin...”

Oregon Grape Root a treatment
“...Traditional uses of Oregon grape include: acne, arthritis, bronchial congestion, chronic fatigue, eczema, hepatitis, herpes, hypoglycemia, indigestion, lymphatic congestion, menstrual problems, psoriasis, scrofula, syphilis, and vaginitis...”

Propolis a treatment
“...Furthermore, people suffering from bronchial asthma and eczema may be more sensitive to bee products...”


...relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement
“A diet low in essential fatty acids can cause various health problems, including making skin conditions such as dandruff, psoriasis and eczema worse.”


...the condition
“...The precise cause of many skin rashes, such as psoriasis and eczema, is still unknown...”

Shepherd's Purse a treatment
“...Herbalists also use the herb topically for eczema and rashes of the skin...”

Stillingia a treatment
“...It has been used to improve chronic skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne...”

Test for Inhalant Allergies a treatment
“...Improved sleep quality because of less congestion, days without constant sneezing and blowing your nose, improved ability to exercise, and better control of your atopic dermatitis (eczema) are some of improvements you may gain from your allergy treatment plans...”

Therapeutic Fasting a treatment
“...Conditions responding to fasting include: Headaches, hypoglycemia, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, acne and eczema, tinnitus, vertigo, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, cervical dysplasia, chronic neck and back pain, polymyalgia rheumatica, and many others...”

Thuja a treatment
“...Herbalists prescribe thuja for the following ... In ointment form, applied to the skin for ailments such as psoriasis, eczema, vaginal infections, warts, muscular aches, and rheumatism...”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy a treatment
“...Staph; Strep; E. coli; Salmonella; Pneumonia; Infected wounds; Typhoid fever; Chronic disease Bronchial asthma; Chronic allergic conjunctivitis; Chronic hepatitis; Chronic kidney disease; Chronic eczema and neurodermatitis; Chronic recurrent polyarthritis; Diabetes mellitus; Diabetic retinopathy; Keloids; Migraine; Raynaud's disease; Psoriasis; Inflammatory disease Acne; Allergic gastritis...”

Vitamin B2 Requirement

...the condition
“...Riboflavin is given for skin difficulties such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, and skin ulcers...”

Vitamin E Requirement

...the condition
“...Signs and symptoms include dry skin, easy bruising, decreased clotting time, eczema, elevated indirect bilirubin, psoriasis, elevated heavy metals, PMS, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, beta thalassemia, cataracts, fibrocystic disease, benign prostatic hypertrophy, poor...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“...Skin ... Eczema...”

Zinc Requirement

...the condition
“...Symptoms of deficiency include ... diverse forms of skin lesions, including eczema, psoriasis, acne...”
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