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Can Chinese Herbs Cure Eczema?

Posted Jan 10 2011 2:51pm

My seven year old has a very bad case of eczema. He's had it since he was a baby but it is worse this winter than it has ever been and whereas it was previously mostly just behind his knees and elbows it has now spread all over his body. We have tried many things including a strict diet but nothing is working.

A friend whose kids also had eczema just referred me to a doctor who specializes in Chinese herbal medicine. She says this treatment helped them the most and they barely get any exzema these days. I've made an appointment for tomorrow. Will let you all know how it goes in the next few weeks. Here's an article written by the doctor I am going to go see (in Vancouver), Dr. Cmolik ;

So you have eczema, why choose Chinese medicine as a treatment?
When confronted with the discomfort of eczema, many visit their GP and end up with a prescription for a steroid cream to help ease the symptoms temporarily. It can be difficult to know where to turn with a host of topical products, cleanses, supplements and snake-oil salesmen claiming miraculous results.

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