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Got A Skin Rash?
Having Allergies Can
Result In
 Eczema

I don’t know about you but for me, my skin rash, food allergy rash, eczema or whatever you want to call it, flares when my allergies are present.  And since I am pretty much allergic to everything, according to my environmental and food allergy tests, I am plagued with  allergies all year around which means that my eczema consisting of 


  • dry itchy skin
  • dark spots
  • red patches

never completely clears up.



My skin was clear when:

However, I noticed when I was getting allergy shots administered about a year ago, my face was always clear--absent of my skin rash which consisted of dry itchy skin or patches eventually turning into dark spots.  

With any condition the symptoms vary so you may experience a different skin reaction with battling eczema or your food allergy rash.       

So you are probably wondering why I stopped getting allergy shots especially since my skin was so healthy and clear.  Well because I moved to another state and the closest allergist is about 30 minutes away.  You’re probably thinking that this is still not a good reason.   Well when I was getting allergy shots, I had to go to the clinic 4-5 times a week for my shots to be effective. So you can imagine driving an hour to and from everyday to receive one shot and having to wait at least 20 minutes to ensure there aren’t any adverse reactions.  I said no thank you to that and decided to do the best that I could without my shots. 


What should you do? 

If you have a skin rash that is possibly eczema, you may want to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist and/or an allergist. Why both?  REad on.

Dermatologist


The dermatologist will help you resolve your skin rash or eczema externally by prescribing you an ointment or a cream of some type, which may or may not help depending if you have an allergy towards something. This is where an allergist comes in. 

Allergist


The allergist will help you combat your skin issues internally by determining what your allergies and either will start you on allergy shots or will suggest you stop eating the foods that are causing your reaction.

If you are also experiencing stomach pain, getting shots or stopping problematic foods may help with that as well.  

Journal Your Foods

If you do not want to schedule an appointment with an allergist just yet, there are some things that you can do to determine what you are possibly allergic to.

  1. Keep a journal of the foods that you consume everyday.
  2. After consumption, note any symptoms or reactions you may experience: 
  • hives, 
  • runny nose,
  • itchy eyes, 
  • itchy skin, 
  • food allergy rash
  • nasal congestion, etc.

Note: symptoms may vary with each individual

Your skin rash could be associated with excess mucus in your body.

With any reaction, it cause inflammation (excess mucus production) and with inflammation the skin starts to become affected as well especially with my experience.  

  1. After pinpointing the foods you may be allergic to, cease consumption for about a month. 
  2. Take pictures of your skin and then in about a month, check to see if your skin has improved any.  




Healthy Skin Discovery

Battling eczema is something that I hope I don't have to continue to do as my hope for you.  Since there is no cure, just adjustments within the diet and avoiding foods that causes breakouts, I am hopeful to claim my skin and I've started doing just that. Read on.

Well we all know to have healthy skin we should:

  • eat right (balanced meals-food pyramid)
  • drink water (at least 8 glasses per day)
  • take your vitamins

Natural Solutions 

Powdered Vitamins-

Well through a friend, I've discovered powdered vitamins, yes powdered and they are absolutely amazing!  Along with these vitamins, which I've been taking for almost a month, I take an natural antioxidant supplement-OPC3 by Isotonix powder as well, and I must say that my skin is slowly making progress.  

Since I have an allergy to a host of things, the effects will take longer especially with my nasal congestion but I am hopeful!

Natural Skin Product-

When dealing with eczema, it is extremely important to keep your skin moisturized daily.  

In order to avoid using too many prescription creams on my face, I use shea butter on my breakout areas.  

Another natural product, Aloe Ferox, considered 20x stronger than Alox Vera has been founded to work well in soothing and relieving itchiness associated with eczema.  It moisturizes and deeply heals itchy skin.

There are other great natural products that you can use, you just have to find what works best for you.   




About Me

I am a mom of two and wife who looks for natural options and who knows a thing or two about the neti pot.  I love mine and can't imagine life without it.  Sounds funny, huh? But so true!! Read more about me..

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