What is eczema? Eczema is a condition of the skin that results in weak skin integrity, itchiness, redness and/or weepy skin. Eczema is prevalent in 10-12% of children. Allergic reaction and gastrointestinal function is almost always implicated in eczema cases. The pharmaceutical treatment of eczema is often steroid creams. Many people put up with eczema for years because they think applying the steroid cream from their doctors is the only cure for eczema. There can be different causes of eczema. Amongst the major causes of eczema include:
1. Food allergy
2. Toxicity from the gastrointestinal tract, liver, bowels or lymphatic system
4. Exposure to environmental allergens and irritants or overwashing
5. Nutrient deficiency
6. Immune dysregulation
7. Bacterial infection
Treatment of eczema naturally involves dealing with food allergy or intolerances and working with the gastrointestinal tract as a toxic gastrointestinal tract from leaky gut syndrome, constipation or congestion of the elimination organs like the liver and lymphatic system can also show up on the skin as eczema. For more information, visit our Free Articles page and download the article on treating eczema and allergy naturally.