How can a naturopath help with eczema and dermatitis

Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for

Skin Conditions

What is

Skin Conditions

Eczema and dermatitis are inflammatory skin conditions characterised by redness, itching, and irritation. These conditions can vary in severity and presentation, affecting individuals of all ages. Eczema typically refers to atopic dermatitis, a chronic condition marked by flare-ups and remissions, while dermatitis is a broader term encompassing various types of skin inflammation. Both conditions can be triggered by factors such as allergens, environmental irritants, stress, hormonal imbalances, and genetic predisposition. 

Naturopathic medicine offers a holistic approach to managing eczema and dermatitis by addressing the underlying causes, supporting skin health, and alleviating symptoms naturally.

Symptoms

  • Red, inflamed patches of skin
  • Itching, which may be severe
  • Dry, scaly skin
  • Thickened or cracked skin
  • Blisters or oozing lesions
  • Discoloration or hyperpigmentation of the skin

Treatment options

Firstly we start by assessing your skin symptoms, potential triggers, and underlying factors such as immune function, gut health, and stress levels. Treatment plans may include allergy testing, lifestyle modifications, and stress management techniques to reduce inflammation and support skin healing.

Diet, immune system function and gut health play a huge role in skin health, especially when it comes to skin conditions, so looking into these areas while directly treating the skin, helps to address the underlying cause.

We can utilise specific nutrients that support these areas of health, with an emphasis on skin health and reducing irritation. Herbal medicine can also be utilised, both internally and topically to help reduce the symptoms and address any of the underlying causes.

By addressing eczema and dermatitis through naturopathic interventions, individuals can reduce inflammation, soothe discomfort, and support overall skin health for long-term relief, and reduce their reliance on pharmaceutical topicals or steroidal treatments.

Success stories

Hear from our clients who have experienced improvements in

Skin Conditions

I have noticed huge health improvements since starting our sessions and I am learning so much about my own health and body along the way!
Rebecca M
Rebecca M

Treated by:

Tessa Hemingway

I’m so happy I came to see Tessa. She makes you feel so comfortable and heard, it’s like talking with an old friend every time I go in to see her.
Taylor
Taylor

Treated by:

Tessa Hemingway

Connect with someone who can help you with

Skin Conditions

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Zoe Summers
Naturopath, Nutritionist & Medical Herbalist (b.NatMed)

Zoe is the first practitioner who started working with Tessa at Wellness. She is the go-to person for anything to do with your immune system, issues with fatigue as well as sports performance and nutrition.