Natural Medicine Podcast

Part 1: Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis). Tackling Tricky Skin Conditions with Rebecca Hughes

October 10, 2023 Andrew Whitfield-Cook
Natural Medicine Podcast
Part 1: Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis). Tackling Tricky Skin Conditions with Rebecca Hughes
Show Notes

Skin conditions can be tricky and frustrating for both patient and practitioner. This is where the skills of Rebecca Hughes shine. Her detective-like  approach in her quest to help her patients plus years of clinical practice have given her significant expertise in managing skin conditions.
Today we embark on Part 1 of Atopic Dermatitis, commonly called Eczema, how we can tease the presentation apart from other disorders. We'll discuss where the foundations of natural medicine (ie. the gastrointestinal immune response) is placed in the therapeutic approach, considering the significant stress which patients are in, and delve into some of the best approaches and pitfalls of common therapies.
We can't tell you much now, but this is the herald of something exciting for practitioners in the near future. Also, watch out for Part 2 of Eczema, plus further episodes on how we can help patients with other skin disorders.

Etiology of Atopic Dermatitis:
Atopic Dermatitis. Health Topics. Nat Inst Athr Musculoskel Skin Dis.
Stanway A. Atopic Dermatitis. Dermney NZ. 2004 Feb. Updated: Jarret P. 2021 Feb, 2023 May. (Accessed 2023 Sept 24).
Galli E, Cincola B, Carello R, et al. Atopic Dermatitis. Acta Biomed. 2020;91(Suppl 11):e2020011.  

Guttate Psoriasis:
Saleh D, Tanner LS. Guttate Psoriasis. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan-. [Updated 2023 Jul 31] (Accessed 2023 Sept 24): 

Dermatitis Herpetiformis:
Al-Tameemi A, Elyoussfi S, Coulson I. Dermatitis Herpetiformis. Dermnet NZ. 2023 Mar. (Accessed 3023 Sept 24).

Nutritional Approach to inflammatory skin disorders:
Diotallevi F, Campanati A, Emanuela Martina E, et al. The Role of Nutrition in Immune-Mediated, Inflammatory Skin Disease: A Narrative Review. Nutrients. 2022 Feb; 14(3): 591.
Kanda N, Hoashi T, Saeki H. Nutrition and Atopic Dermatitis. J Nippon Med Sch. 2021 Jun 30;88(3):171-177.
Balić A, Vlašić D, Žužul K, et al. Omega-3 Versus Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in the Prevention and Treatment of Inflammatory Skin Diseases. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Jan 23;21(3):741.
Charoenngam N, Holick MF. Immunologic Effects of Vitamin D in Human Health and Disease. Nutrients. 2020 Jul;12(7):2097.

Histamine Intolerance:
Histamine Intolerance (impaired histamine degradation)
Low-Histamine Diet in Atopic Dermatitis
Histamine Intolerance- A Pseudoallergic reaction