Lesser-Known Causes of Childhood Eczema—and What You Can Do - Dr. Michael Ruscio, DC

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Lesser-Known Causes of Childhood Eczema—and What You Can Do

The surprising link between childhood eczema and environmental toxins, gut health, genes, prenatal care, and diet with Dr. Stephanie Davis

Everyone has dry skin every once in a while, but if it’s constantly dry, itchy, red, and sore, eczema may be the culprit. Dr. Stephanie Davis is no stranger to eczema — she battled it herself and now empowers children to do the same. Listen in as she discusses how the everyday air we breathe and the food we consume impacts eczema and what natural solutions provide relief.

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➕ Dr. Ruscio’s, DC Notes

What Triggers Eczema? 

  • Poor diet 
  • Environmental toxins and chemicals
  • Stress
  • Poor gut health 


The Do’s of Eczema Care

  • Do: 
    • Use filtration systems for consistently clean water and air. 
    • Substitute chemically-scented cleaning products for natural soaps, white vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide. 
    • Eat clean, organic food. 
    • Use ceramic or glassware for storing and cooking foods. 
    • Take probiotics for a healthy gut. 
    • Avoid pesticides, heavy metals, BPAs, glyphosate, herbicides, and other environmental toxins. 


Risk Factors For Children With Eczema

  • 73% of Dr. Davis’s eczema patients are not firstborn children. 
  • Antibiotic use may contribute to eczema, whether the mother took antibiotics during pregnancy or the child took antibiotics at a young age. 


Advice For Parents Whose Kids Have Eczema

  • Play with kids every day to relieve stress. 
  • Consider participating in HeartMath training. 
  • Write them special notes to encourage positivity. 
  • Know that more is not better when it comes to supplementation.

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