I’m excited to release another podcast episode with Dr. Peter Lio! If you saw our podcast (episode #3 on Acupuncture, Oils, and Eczema), I received so much positive feedback and requests for me to do another interview with Dr. Lio – so here it is.
(P.S. As I write this I am at the airport on my way to Europe for the next few weeks, so I apologize for the delay in getting back to all of you who have emailed me.)
Today’s episode is about how to prevent and treat baby eczema, severe eczema and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW).
This is a big podcast for me, especially because the TSW community has long been wondering how the National Eczema Association (NEA) feels about the issue of topical steroid withdrawal. I’ve also heard many people ask what the NEA is planning to do to create awareness and educate doctors about it, so I really hope that this podcast will help answer some of your lingering questions.
Since Dr. Lio also serves on the scientific advisory board of the National Eczema Association, his knowledge and perspective on what the National Eczema Association is doing to help those with topical steroid withdrawal is very important.
One thing I also appreciate about Dr. Lio is that he’s into both alternative and mainstream medicine, so I’m glad to get his viewpoint on how both methods can work synergistically to help people.
You’ll also learn more about phototherapy, curcumin/tumeric, and alternatives for severe eczema in this episode – so stay tuned and feel free to watch the podcast below 🙂
What we cover in today’s episode:
- Treatment and prevention for baby eczema
- How to treat and help severe eczema (including alternative treatments for severe eczema)
- Phototherapy for eczema
- Coconut oil and sunflower oil
- Curcumin / Tumeric for eczema (and a recipe for it!)
- Topical steroid withdrawal (TSW)
- What the National Eczema Association is doing to help spread awareness and educate doctors about TSW
And pssst – if you want to hear more about his update on topical steroid withdrawal – skip to [18:00] to listen more about it (also apologies about the audio lag!).
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Here are 2 links where it mentions tumeric is as effective as taking drugs (here and here). There aren’t yet any studies that show the effect of tumeric specifically on eczema (however, if you find any – feel free to let me know so I can share it with the eczema community!).
Golden Milk Tea Recipe:
- 2 cups of homemade almond milk (or milk alternative such as hemp milk or coconut milk)
- 1 tablespoon local honey, optional (I personally use Manuka honey)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, optional
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- small pinch of black pepper and grated ginger (fresh is best)
- Simply pour all ingredients into a small pot and bring to a light boil, whisk to combine ingredients. Reduce heat to low and simmer for a few minutes until it’s warm.
- Strain the milk if you have large pieces of ginger, cinnamon, peppercorns, etc. To serve, add honey or a dash of cinnamon.
- Enjoy it warm!
To make it a latte: simply use a blender, add all ingredients into the blender + 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and blend for approximately 1 minute. It gets nice and frothy!
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Abby is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who helps clients achieve optimal health. She is passionate about seeing people use health and nutrition to transform lives. She hopes that her experiences and knowledge can help educate others on natural remedies that will help eczema. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or YouTube for more updates!
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TSW is silly. It’s just some fad started by steroid fearing internet users. It is NEVER necessary. Talk to your doctor and get treated. Steroid addiction is a huge myth!
Unfortunately, it’s true. The National Eczema Association also published a recent article/news to educate people about it: http://nationaleczema.org/education-announcement-topical-corticosteroids-eczema
Myth……how wrong can you be
I never had eczema I was given steroid creams n orals for a pregnancy rash called puppp. After the pregnancy was over it should of gone away yet for 10 years after I was still using steroids under guidance of a derm as every time I stopped all hell would break loose I thought my pregnancy rash had left me with severe eczema till the steroids just stopped working at all then I Googled steroids not working came across itsan n it all made sense how all allergy n blood tests had come back negative so I ditched the creams went thru hell n back n guess what I no longer have a skin issue at all my skin is clear explain that to me
What an ignorant reply!
Elizabeth, go through TSW for yourself and then tell us whether it’s a silly huge myth.
It is true. unfortunately. i recovered after 2 years and i only used an OTC. i blame noone but myself for overuse.. We all need to learn more 🙂 Its amazing. two years ago there was no info.. they have come along way! Its a brutal skin recovery..
TSA is NOT a myth. There are many credible scientific articles that back it up, as well as recent confirmation by Nation Eczema Association. To label it as “silly” is to undermine the suffering undergone by so many.
Not everyone using steroid creams get addicted. Elizabeth, maybe you were one of the lucky ones, but please don’t be cruel to those of us that have been affected. To do so is small minded and ignorant.
Muhit Alam says
Thank you very much for this article. there have many important information. I want to know about Baby Food Allergies. if you have any article on that or any idea please share with me. I search on google but don`t get expected info
Turmeric did not help my LO unfortunately. Her skin looked a bit better when she was eating turmeric but she had pain on the side of her torso towards hips. And it gives me headaches and nosebleed. 🙁 Turmeric is not for us I guess.
Do you know the name of the cream Dr. Lio discussed around 23 minutes that would be coming and be steroid free? I want to keep an eye on when it hits the market to request that if we need to.
Sorry! I don’t know it unfortunately 🙁 But you can always email him – I believe he provided his contact/website at the end of the podcast 🙂
Laura Gamble says
My little boy who is 2 years old is 3 months into TSW. I have been trying to find a good probiotic (i have read that L Rhamnasus is good ) but I am struggling to find this on it sown in a liquid form. Can you recommend a good probiotic please?