Eczema or dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition which is marked by redness, itching, weeping, crusting, and skin pigmentation. Environmental factors such as soaps, detergents, shampoos, dust mites, pets, pollens, mold, bacteria, viruses, and fungi are a few to name. Heavy metals such as mercury and lead also play a major role in causing inflammation of the skin. Dairy and soy products, eggs, nuts and seeds, and wheat can also cause eczema. Emotional stress can make symptoms worse. Hormone imbalance may also affect the skin and worsen eczema.
Many patients may suffer from this condition for years and go from doctor to doctor using only topical steroid ointments, salves and antibiotics but never get to the root cause of the condition. Most patients with dermatitis suffer from leaky gut syndrome, have low count of friendly bacteria in their gut, and may have yeast overgrowth and sensitivity to yeast.