Do you notice that your skin seems drier and itchier depending on the weather? Have you struggled to find soaps or lotion that don’t irritate your skin? Our practitioners at New You Health and Wellness can help you get to the root of your condition and help you identify the causes of your flare-ups once and for all!
Eczema affects more than 31 million Americans and is often related to environmental triggers. Eczema typically starts during childhood, adolescence, or early adulthood and ranges from mild to severe. Most people experience flare-ups where one or more acute symptoms are more severe and last days or even several weeks.
The typical eczema treatments include moisturizers, antihistamines, topical steroid creams, and corticosteroids. At New You Health and Wellness in Wauwatosa, WI, our functional medicine practitioners take a more holistic approach and seek to eliminate potential triggers and support your immune system with proper diet and supplementation to reduce flare-ups altogether!
What are the most common causes of eczema?
There are seven different types of eczema, but atopic dermatitis is the most common. It is thought to result from an immune system overreaction causing dry and itchy skin. While the exact cause of eczema is unknown, researchers have concluded that people experience flare-ups from environmental triggers, including:
- Allergens such as pet dander or dust mites
- Chemicals in cosmetics, soaps, detergents, and lotions
- Exposure to perfumes and cleaning products
- Food allergies or gut problems
For others, their eczema is worse from weather changes (i.e., dry winter air), illnesses like a cold, or even stress.
Our practitioners use cutting-edge science in a whole new way to understand and look at chronic disorders like eczema. We consider the entire person’s environment, diet, sleep patterns, and overall stress levels. Our team knows our systems are all interrelated, and our immune system often tries to alert us to an underlying issue that we can address with supplementation and other natural methods.
Regardless of what brings you to New You Health and Wellness in Wauwatosa, WI, our functional medicine practitioners and physical therapists will work with you one-on-one to identify your unique needs and design a program tailored to your specific situation. Our mission is to help restore your health so your immune system can focus on where it is needed most!
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