i’ve struggled with eczema all my life, and i’m hoping that my new raw diet will help. I know it will take a while, but of course i’m eager for results. In general, my eczema is mild-moderate, and occurs mainly on my legs, hands, elbows, and neck. I’ve been raw for 2 months and 1 day (!) and I’m thinking that i’m entering some kind of healing crisis. i wake up at night to scratch, and my legs don’t look very nice. my neck/throat area is always inflamed now. My hands look like lizard hands and they HURT. they are cracked, oozing. etc. the skin is so tight i can’t open my fingers all the way!! i have no fingerprints; only cracks and peeling. they are so dry they snag delicate fabrics!!
i have tried EVERYTHING in my life to fix this, hence, the raw food diet. Strangely, the eczema wasn’t really very bad when i started transitioning, and didn’t think about it very much when i was starting to be raw. now it is a major part of my day :(
Do i just need to wait it out? Has anyone else cured eczema with raw food? how do i get through this without going crazy?
i have tried: shea butter virgin coconut oil cotton gloves every type of cream/moisturizer dr bronners soap/using minimal soap eco-cleaning products throughout the home moisturizing right after a shower/pat dry not taking baths concentration/meditation tecniques acupuncture TCM/herbal remedies…
you name it, i have tried it!!! please, any other ideas!??