Skin issues are common in kids. Most of the time they resolve in a few days but when they don’t, we look at the many causes that can contribute to irritating, painful and itchy skin.
Skin is a direct reflection of what’s going on in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Skin rashes, eczema, or hives are often signs of gut dysfunction.
Was the child breast or bottle fed?
Have they been exposed to soaps, detergents or chemicals?
Did they experience a vaginal birth or a c-section?
If needed we can do stool testing to determine inflammation, absorption problems, digestive problems, parasites, bacterial overgrowth and microflora imbalance or muscle testing to determine food or environmental sensitivities.
Things that we put on the skin absorb within six seconds so we also want to be careful about what we put on our skin. and kids skin is especially sensitive.
Treatment may include:
NAET treatments, a gentle but effective technique for food sensitivities.
Elimination diet, when used with muscle testing we can narrow down the foods that need to be avoided.
Topical remedies, often coconut oil, shea butter, lavender essential and colloidal silver are well tolerated and comforting.
Supplements such as probiotics, vitamins A, D, E and K and fish oil are important for skin health.
Identifying an underlying condition such as hypothyroidism or a gluten/glyphosate sensitivity.
All this and more, help us resolve most skin issues.