Severe vitamin D deficiency can make a person more susceptible to skin problems and infections. Other internal factors include low immunity, fungal or yeast infestation, bacterial or viral infection, digestive problems, poor diet, inadequate liver function and drinking alcohol. External factors include exposure to toxic chemicals and metals through cosmetics, cleaning products, detergents and various other substances that may be found at home or at work. People are more likely to develop a type of eczema if they have allergies, asthma, hay fever or are immunocompromised, perhaps because of another existing medical condition. Some people find that the condition of their skin is worse when they are going through periods of stress.
Eczema causes very dry, cracked skin with fluid-filled blisters that may be itchy and surrounded by redness. Seborrheic eczema tends to mainly affect areas of the head and face including the eyelids and lips. Tinea (pityriasis) versicolour causes bordered pink, red or tan spots that may be rounded or have a rougher shape. These can be itchy, especially when the skin is warm. Dermatitis causes rashes, itching skin and blisters. Urticaria manifests itself through red bumps on the skin (hives). Psoriasis causes red scaly skin to build up on the scalp, elbows and other areas. Skin disorders can also have a psychological impact, as they can be detrimental to a person’s self-esteem.
BICOM® Programs to be Used
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Supplements to take
Vitamin D, iodine, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, magnesium, selenium, coenzyme Q10
Eczema is usually treated topically through moisturization and the use of corticosteroids and the immunosuppressant cyclosporin A. Dermatitis can be helped by simply removing the substance that is the cause of the irritation from a person’s environment, though this may not be easy to do if it is something that they are exposed to at work. Steroid drugs and dithranol cream can help milder cases of psoriasis, while serious cases may require immune-suppressing drugs such as methotrexate or cyclosporine. Given that skin problems can often be connected to allergies, allergic treatment may help to reduce symptoms. Drinking at least 2 litres of water, with a small amount of salt, per day is essential. Dietary changes will be needed including consuming beneficial fats such as coconut oil and vegetable smoothies, any allergens should be avoided. A bowel cleanse can be used to help the body to detoxify. Intense exercise can help to boost the immune system, as can ensuring a good pattern of sleep. Trying to reduce stress, perhaps taking a holiday, may help to reduce symptoms. Sun exposure will help to provide the body with the vitamin D that it needs and this can be combined with supplementation.
Experiences and case studies
After injuring herself in a snowboarding accident, a 17-year-old patient was given painkillers to help with the pain. The next day, however, she had developed a rash consisting of itchy pustules. She was prescribed antihistamines, and later cortisone, which helped to ease discomfort in the short term but when she tried to stop taking them, she only got worse. Rather than improving, her symptoms continue to worsen to the point where she ends up in intensive care and is unable to concentrate on her studies. After 2 BICOM® treatments, she felt significantly better and was able to take a smaller dose of antihistamines. Just a few weeks later, after further treatment, she no longer had any symptoms and didn’t have to take antihistamines.