5 Things You May Not Know About Eczema

BY Ben Johnson, M.D. · October 8, 2015

Unfortunately for many, eczema is a constant battle. The search for the most sensitive skin care products—even fabrics—that help relieve irritation can often be ongoing and frustrating, not to mention the discomfort and the diligence it takes to monitor triggers. Osmosis focuses on the cause of eczema, which is actually inflammation in the digestive tract, one of the many things you may not have known. As you seek relief, let the real facts about eczema guide you.

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1. Eczema is not a skin condition.

Yes, it’s true that eczema shows up as red, flaky, irritated skin in people of all ages. However, the cause of eczema is from candida overgrowth in the gut, so it is not really a problem with the function of the skin. In fact, the skin is actually acting as a detox organ, and the redness and flaking skin result from the skin pushing candida toxins out.

2. Your diet and excess exposure to antibiotics are likely to blame for eczema.

Candida is a type of yeast that is found naturally in the gut. More than 90,000 people a year in the U.S. are affected by overgrowth of candida, which is called candidiasis (d’Enfert, Hube 2007). The main reasons for this epidemic include a diet heavy in sugar and excess exposure to hormones and antibiotics through meat and dairy products primarily, but also through frequent use of prescribed antibiotics and hormones.

3. Candida may also cause other skin issues like acne and dandruff.

Candida is not commonly considered in many medical conditions, but with over 58 strains, it actually can be the cause of many conditions. The strain specific to eczema is Candida krusei (Sakharuk 2013). Other strains may cause acne, IBS, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis and much more. The toxins are absorbed in the gut and carried to specific regions of the skin for removal based on their specific location in the gut.

4. Even infants are subject to the same strains.

Infant eczema occurs before exposure to many of the sugars, antibiotics and hormones because it is passed on from the mother in utero. Child and adult eczema are usually related to the common causes mentioned.

5. To treat eczema, topical products won’t be not enough.

Most people focus their attention topically. While we like the use of Osmosis Rescue to provide relief to the skin, it does not treat the source of the problem from the inside. Unfortunately, candida overgrowth is not easy to control. Osmosis uses a special frequency-enhanced water to be effective against candida without side effects or age restrictions. Other options like probiotics, caprylic acid and dietary changes are never a bad addition to the Osmosis strategy. Antifungals come with their own set of side effects that can be quite toxic to the liver (amongst other organs) and are therefore not recommended.


References:
1) dEnfert C; Hube B (editors) (2007). Candida: Comparative and Functional Genomics. Caister Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-904455-13-4.
2) Sakharuk, N A NA (2013). “[The role of various Candida species in oral candidiasis etiology in psoriasis and eczema patients].” Stomatologija (Moskva) (0039-1735), 92 (4), p. 31.

 

 *Content on this blog post is not considered a medical advice. Please see a physician before making any medical or lifestyle changes.*

Ben Johnson, M.D.

Dr. Ben Johnson, MD, founder/formulator of Osmosis Skincare, is a physician, entrepreneur, inventor and outside-the box thinker who has spent most of his career in... Read More >