Eczema Treatments

Most people are greatly misinformed in regards to eczema. We just assume that eczema is a condition while in reality it is not a single condition. We all associate itchy skin to eczema but there are many other symptoms and varying degrees treatments. Some of these treatments can be very similar so its imperative to understand the different types of rash conditions that might be called eczema and their correlating treatments.

One of the most common types of eczema is also called atopic dermatitis, which may occur on any part of the body including face and hands. Some people over time will recover from this condition and no longer get it, but about 50% of people who develop it as children still get in on their hands as adults. It usually presents in outbreaks, and the standard eczema treatment methods for this form of dermatitis include use of moisturizers, topical corticosteroids applied to the skin, and allergy testing to make certain the rash isn

Make Up and Allergies

Daily I am approached with frustrated women who simply cannot find a reasonable solution to using makeup when they are dealing with allergies.

There are two types of allergic reactions that might occur following exposure to cosmetics:

  • Irritant contact dermatitis:

Literally millions of Americans suffer from extreme allergies to food ranging from nuts to milk. By far the greatest method for treating these allergies is Food Desensitization. Our food desensitization programs can provide a long-term solution for patients with peanut, egg, milk, or other food allergies. At the end of this 3-6 month program patients should be able to consume these foods with no allergic reactions. This program introduces the allergic food to the patient in minor doses orally over a period of time. The time can range from 3 – 6 month based on the patient. By steadily increasing the dosage of the allergen food our patients build a tolerance as their immune system adjust accordingly.

The first visit of the desensitization process lasts from 2 to 4 hours. During this time the patient will receive multiple doses of very small amounts of diluted milk, diluted peanut flour, diluted egg powder, or other diluted protein, as this is an oral desensitization. There are no available shots for food allergies. The patient will return weekly for dose increases followed by a period of observation. Between each visit the patient will take two doses of the desensitizing food each day at home. Once maintenance dose is reached the food must be eaten daily to maintain tolerance.

Whether you are looking to build a tolerance in case of accidental consumption or if you wish to include your allergic foods to your regular diet food

Get The Most Out Of Your Moisturizers

Skin care has come a very long way. Even in just the last decade we have seen remarkable strides in the arena of skin care and especially in moisturizers.
Todays moisturizers serve multiple purposes.
        • To repair the skin’s ability to provide effective barrier against outside pollutants, toxins, bacteria, viruses, fungi and to prevent the essential components of our skin and tissues from escaping our bodies.
        • To increase the water content of the skin in both dermis and epidermis.
        • To reduce skin vulnerability against trans-epidermal (through the skin) water loss.
        • To rebalance the skin’s composition of lipids (fats) both inside and outside the skin cells.
        • To deliver nutrients and regulatory substances to the viable portion of the dermis and epidermis.
Most moisturizers consist of at least one of these ingredients.
Emollients – improve the visual aspect of the skin by sealing the tiny splits between the components of stratum
Occlusive Agents – block trans-epidermal water loss. Because of the powerful occlusive properties, these agents have to be used carefully on the face as acne related to the use of cosmetics can result.
Humectants – are designed to attract water either from the environment or from the underlying dermis to the epidermis.
Additional additives designed to add extra benefits to the traditional functions of the moisturizers.
If you are holding out on utilizing a good

How To Defeat Dust Mites!

Last week we discussed just what a dust mite is and what some of the issues thy can cause.

The truth of the matter is that most people dont really want to know every detail of a dust mite but rather how to get rid of them!

As I have been teaching my patients for years about dust mites I have come to realize that there is a need for good ole down and dirty quick advise when it comes to dust mites.

So here are the top 5 MUST DO’s to get rid of and keep out dust mites… and their feces!

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"Treat The Cause, Not Just The Symptom"