Have you heard of trying digestive enzymes for eczema?
Do you or someone you love struggle with eczema? Have you wondered how to get rid of eczema for good? Today I'm sharing another success story, this one from Heather who healed her daughter using digestive enzymes for eczema. If you try it, let us know if it works for you, too…
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Digestive Enzymes for Eczema
My story is about our 4 year old daughter when she had eczema behind her knees and inside her elbows. The dermatologist gave me special soap and some sort of prescription medicine, but I knew something wasn't right on the inside. These remedies only treat the outside.
So I decided to start massaging her with castor oil to see if that would help release toxins. Boy did it ever! The eczema spread through her entire body. She was covered with red itchy skin from neck to legs. Poor girl! She and I didn't get much sleep for about a month as I tried every trick in the book. I did give her the prescription cream but it only gave her temporary relief. We eliminated allergenic foods but had only minimal success with it.
Then we decided to try digestive enzymes for eczema with everything she ate. Within a week her skin was cleared up! If we slacked off the eczema returned.
Today we give her the enzymes fairly regularly but not religiously. A tiny patch on her inside elbow appears every few months or so and we know its time to get back on track with the enzymes.
I hope our story can help someone else who is experiencing this. I'm so thankful we found an answer to relieve our daughter's misery!
Don't you love success stories using methods that don't involve doctors or prescriptions?
It's good, though, that it doesn't sound like Heather is still giving the digestive enzymes with every meal because I've heard that depending on them isn't such a good thing. Does anyone have more insight on this?
I asked Emily Bartlett, author of The Eczema Cure what she thought of using digestive enzymes for eczema…
They can be super helpful, but they don't treat the root of the problem… SO I would recommend using them if they help but not to rely on them to actually “fix” the digestion.”
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Here's a photo of Emily's daughter before and after implementing The Eczema Cure:
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Our son had severe eczema starting as an infant. It was under his chin and on his neck and chest. Then as he got older it developed on his feet, behind his knees and in his elbows. He did not have any vaccinations but since I was strep B they gave me antibiotics during labor. I tried everything! We did the elimination diet (just sugar, wheat and dairy) and it was almost completely gone in three weeks! We eventually added everything back and figured it was mainly the dairy. Then we found raw milk!! He could tolerate that just fine and it actually helped heal his eczema. We can’t get it anymore and he will have a flare up occasionally and he’s back eating everything (he’s almost 11). Just for the record we did some allergy testing and he did show a lot of food allergies (wheat, shellfish, seasame seeds and peanuts). They were very mild. Oddly, milk did not show up! Just for managing the itch we use sulphur tablets and Burts Bees Carrot lotion.
Tamara p. says
Thank you for this article…thinking more about digestive enzymes, myself. I’ve dealt with severe eczema/allergies/asthma most of my 51 years and recently developed a horrific digestive disorder. You name it, I’ve done it! (From specialized tests to Palaeo diets, vitamins, removing chemical toxins, EVERYTHING, etc.) But, now that GERD has developed I’m seriously wondering more about the gut and enzymes.
Erin T says
Eczema can be a nightmare for parents. Our son was so bad it made me want to cry and nothing seemed to work. Finally, we took him to an MD specializing in functional medicine and had him tested for allergies. Very expensive, but found out he was allergic to many different foods including chicken, beef, oregano, and onions. No wonder cutting out wheat, eggs and dairy didn’t work, though he is allergic to them as well. Never in a million years would I have suspected meat or herbs as allergens. His list long, even potatoes, but total elimination has worked. After 6 months I have added some of the items to which he is less allergic back in his diet and the healing in his gut has made a difference. Doctor says that he will probably always be allergic to wheat and eggs, but we are making progress with other foods. Raw milk is the only dairy he can tolerate, thankfully we have a source for it!
Eczema caused by food allergies is very common among preemies delivered by C-section. I started taking high quality pro-biotics to counter effect of antibiotics given at birth, but it still wasn’t enough. Maybe they don’t transfer through breast milk.
After dealing with his food allergies I am so very grateful to have had a successful V-BAC with our daughter!
Has she tried eliminating all grains and dairy? That’s been super successful.
I had success with eliminating just dairy, but he gets reflux from beef and eggs as well. Its different for everyone, but dairy is usually the culprit!
Nevra @ ChurnYourOwn says
Thanks so much for sharing this. My 1yo is suffering from the exact same thing. We’ve had his blood tested for allergies, used humidifier religiously, coconut oil 3 times per day, two long baths per day, pure aloe vera gel, and even resorted to trying conventional petroleum based products. Nothing is working! I will try this next!
Two long baths per day is probably way too much. Baths strip the skin of necessary oils. Try 2 baths per week. We lived in dry Colorado when my kids were babies, and we bathed them only once every other day. Looking back, I should have done it even less. But as has been noted here, dietary changes will make the biggest difference. Get rid of fat-free everything; your child needs as much healthy fat in food as possible to nourish the skin from the inside out. Also, as I recently learned, skin problems are often an indication that something in the gut system is off. GAPS diet can be a huge help with restoring digestive balance. One of my kids had a small rash for a year and a half, and we knew he had gluten issues, but when we finally realized the soap he was using had wheat in it, and eliminated it, the rash went away. Toxins are, unfortunately, everywhere.