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Old 01-19-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
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Probiotics and Eczema

Hello all,

I've had Eczema for years. I've really started getting frustrated recently, so I've been doing my research. I've read that probiotics and diet changes can help. The only problem is there are different types of probiotics out there. Which ones work the best? What cultures are better for Eczema?

Thanks :3

 
Old 01-20-2008, 01:03 PM   #2
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Re: Probiotics and Eczema

I don't think anyone will be able to answer that. Not with any confidence.Their is a lot of promise and good results shown with various probiotics. I think everyone would be different. I just started using them a month a go and I am using a product that contains a variety. You also need to eliminate sugar and complex carbs. Their are not to many vegetarians with eczema. I hate most vegetables but will do any thing to clear this up.
I started having problems seven months a go and I am 43 years old. I read a lot especially since the doctors answer is just use steroids when it flares up. Well it has flared up for seven months and none of the steroids they gave me did anything. I can't understand how I could go from skin that heals in days and never gets dry even in winter to having chronic eczema. That is if it is eczema.

 
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:12 PM   #3
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Re: Probiotics and Eczema

[QUOTE=willy8512;3400875]I don't think anyone will be able to answer that. Not with any confidence.Their is a lot of promise and good results shown with various probiotics. I think everyone would be different. I just started using them a month a go and I am using a product that contains a variety. You also need to eliminate sugar and complex carbs. Their are not to many vegetarians with eczema. I hate most vegetables but will do any thing to clear this up.
I started having problems seven months a go and I am 43 years old. I read a lot especially since the doctors answer is just use steroids when it flares up. Well it has flared up for seven months and none of the steroids they gave me did anything. I can't understand how I could go from skin that heals in days and never gets dry even in winter to having chronic eczema. That is if it is eczema.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for your response,

Ya, don't let the doctors use a bunch of medicines on you. I've had eczema since I was only 1 or 2 years old....or maybe since birth. I don't remember ever NOT having eczema. But anyway, I've had some long term problems from the constant use of medications and steroids to treat it. I wouldn't recommend those treatments to anyone at all. I've also been treated with a lot of antibiotics in my life which I am hearing can also lead up to having these problems. I haven't taken antibiotics in over two years though, so hopefully my body will start to be cleaning that crud out.

I just ordered some probiotics that have multiple cultures from Puritan's Pride (I trust their products more than any other place). If I have success with those, I'll post back on here and let everyone know in a few weeks if it helps. As far as cutting back on the sugars, that is a great idea in general....I'll just have to see how much self-control I'll have for that one.

Also, I have tons of allergies, I don't know if you've read anything on that? But I imagine it might add to my flare ups. Especially since I find that taking Benadryl helps a lot. It's just a shame it knocks me out.

Thanks again :3

 
Old 02-03-2008, 06:52 PM   #4
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Re: Probiotics and Eczema

[QUOTE=*Versailles*;3399876]Hello all,

I've had Eczema for years. I've really started getting frustrated recently, so I've been doing my research. I've read that probiotics and diet changes can help. The only problem is there are different types of probiotics out there. Which ones work the best? What cultures are better for Eczema?

Thanks :3[/QUOTE]
I use probiotics for other reasons, but I wanted to tell you that I have heard acupuncture can be very helpful in treating eczema.

 
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