Bush remedies for eczema

All Woman

Dear Donovan,

I have three children, two with severe eczema and one with mild eczema. I found your articles when I was searching up the benefits of cerasee tea. I understand that it can be used in conjunction with other plants in a bush bath to treat eczema. My twins are two years old, and the other one is four. Do you recommend giving them bush baths? If so, what other plants should I add to make the bush bath? How often? I should mention that they have anaphylactic allergies to nuts, eggs, and sesame seeds, and do not consume dairy. Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Eczema is the cover name given to a few different skin conditions. Eczema is mainly caused by either internal or external triggers. It should be noted that eczema is not contagious, and it usually affects about 30 per cent of the population; 85 per cent of those affected are usually younger than five years old.

Eczema can also be genetically linked. If you or the children's father or both have a history of eczema, this can be passed on to your children. It should be noted that while there are many triggers for eczema, foods might be very significant. However, in most cases the connection between food and eczema is overlooked because many professionals do not believe that eczema has anything to do with foods.

However, some common foods have been found to be eczema triggers. These include dairy, gluten, eggs, soy, sugary foods and some fruits. In your situation you have eliminated some foods from your children's diet. However, for a month you could reduce the amount of sugar in their diet and see what happens. In general, you may have to continue with your elimination diet and see if a change in diet will reduce the eczema.

Yes, you could also make a bath with cerasee. Moringa and neem could also be added to the bath. This bath could be used for the children three to four times per week. These herbs will help to clear the pores and kill some of the bacteria in and on the skin. In addition, two to three ounces of the cerasee tea could be given once a day for five days to the children. Cerasee is very good for purging the body of toxins and cleaning the blood. Cerasee is also helpful in cleaning the bowels.

You should note that the eczema might get better as your children get older. However, if their eczema does not get better with the change in diet and herbal treatment, I would suggest that you take them to a dermatologist. Good luck.

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