In the final part of our guest posts from Sophie Wedlock Smith owner of SWnutrition and we are discussing how nutrition can influence certain skin concerns such as Eczema/dermatitis and Rosacea.
It’s estimated that up to 15 million people in the UK could be living with eczema. It is defined as a superficial inflammation of the skin, characterised by vesicles, redness, oedema, oozing, crusting, scaling and usually itching.
There are a number of different types of eczema depending on their causes and where they appear on the body. For example contact dermatitis (skin irritated by chemicals etc.) atopic dermatitis (itching with a personal or family history of allergic disorders), nummular dermatitis (discoid lesions on buttocks and trunk), chronic dermatitis of hands and feet and seborrheic dermatitis (scalp and face).
Steroid ointment to relieve inflammation and if necessary antihistamines and antibiotics to control itching and infection.
This approach will be personalized for each individual person, however a summary of the key healing tools are as follows:
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A chronic inflammatory acne-like syndrome with varying degrees of papules, pustules and hyperplasia of the sebaceous lands predominately on the face and commonly around the nose. The onset is usually around 30 and 50 years of age.
Rosacea occurs three times as often in females than males and is more common with people with a fair complexion.
Broad-spectrum oral antibiotics and firm massage using a bland lubricant.
Due to the complex pathophysiology of skin conditions, it’s important to approach it with holistic, in-depth and comprehensive support.
If you would like an individual, personalised plan to support your recovery then reach out to Sophie-Wedlock-Smith a BANT qualified Nutritional Therapist at SWnutrition.