UNDERSTANDING THE SKIN

The skin responds excessively to external aggressions, whether for genetic reasons or not. Some skins produce excessive immune responses to external agents where others remain unresponsive.

This hypersensitivity, like the alteration of the epidermal barrier, can have a genetic origin. There are families of eczematous people, as there are families of asthmatics. But this same hyper-reactivity may also not be hereditary and result from factors acquired in reaction to our environment, in particular reactions of the organism when after a first attack occur repetitions more or less spaced.

There is a lot of talk about external irritants as if the skin is only an exchange organ with the outside, but it is also with the inside. Microbial, fungal infections are often the cause of skin reactions, as are food allergies and intolerances. In the case of infants, milk comes first. In babies before three years of age, the enzyme capital may be insufficient to digest cow’s milk, causing an alteration of the intestinal barrier which affects the skin.

Medicines can also cause side effects in the skin. Certain conditions (gout, arthritis) can also have an influence.

The skin reveals internal factors

There is a lot of talk about external irritants as if the skin is only an exchange organ with the outside, but it is also with the inside. Microbial, fungal infections are often the cause of skin reactions, as are food allergies and intolerances. In the case of infants, milk comes first. In babies before three years of age, the enzyme capital may be insufficient to digest cow’s milk, causing an alteration of the intestinal barrier which affects the skin.

Medicines can also cause side effects in the skin. Certain conditions (gout, arthritis) can also have an influence.

Eczema manifests an imbalance in the function of certain organs

The appearance of a skin condition such as eczema can be the consequence of an insufficiency of an emunctory (kidneys, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs) to assume its normal work. This difficulty, whether chronic or motivated by a punctual and brutal overload due to an external agent requires the intervention of the skin to compensate for the failure.

Stress is a trigger

Whether it is family or personal for the baby, for the child, as for the adult, the psycho-somatic factor can act as triggering or aggravating agent on a favorable ground or circumstances.

Who to consult?

Turn to a global approach and natural medicines. Understanding eczema and the question it raises about our deep state of health will also have the effect of orienting us among the different types of medical aid that are offered in this kind of pathology.

: general practitioner, allergist, dermatologist, pediatrician but also for example phytotherapists or homeopaths.

In order to better respond to the complex nature of eczema, certain hospital services have a multidisciplinary healthcare team (nurse, psychologist, dermatologist, allergist, pulmonologist, pediatrician …).

We can only recommend a comprehensive approach to the problem so as not to isolate the skin condition from the context in which it appears. Likewise, at a time when we deplore the attacks of pollutants of all types, it seems wise and constructive to turn to medicines natural, such as herbal medicine, homeopathy or endobiogeny.

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