Many people ask me if the Simply Flower Power Pain Relief & Moisturising Cream can help relieve eczema, psoriasis and other itchy skin complaints. I would like to start by saying that there are usually two causes to skin problems. The first one is a physical one, the second one is an emotional one. The cream can help by moisturising the dryness of the skin (physical) and help relieve the stress in the cells (emotional).
In cases of eczema and psoriasis, the skin is being used as an excretory organ i.e. toxins are being released via the pores of the skin. This happens when the other excretory organs of the body (bowels, urinary organs, lungs) are having difficulty coping with the toxins. The body only uses the skin to release toxins as a last resort so this is why it takes such a long time to ‘heal’ skin problems. The cause is so often deep seated and located somewhere else in the body’s system of organs. I recommend seeing a good naturopath or herbalist to help strengthen the body in general and thus help it cope with the toxic state it may be in.
Very often, people who take lots of medications over a long period of time develop skin rashes, of a more or less severe degree. You could say that this is a side effect of the medications. Usually, the cream relieves some or most of the itchiness, depending on the severity of the condition. It also moisturises the skin thus relieving the dryness where present. If the condition is worsened by stress, the cream usually helps lessen this. If the person has to continue taking the medications, the skin rash may keep reappearing and become a chronic condition. I would recommend continuing to apply the cream to the affected areas as needed. Any relief will be welcomed, I am sure.
Eczema in children is often relieved by applying the cream to the affected area. If the skin is broken, the cream can sting so try to use it only on the unbroken skin areas. If it does sting, just wash it off right away. I would recommend observing the effect of different foods on the severity of the eczema. Often dairy or chocolate or processed foods (eg processed cheeses or artificially flavoured snacks) may cause the eczema to appear or worsen. Elimination of the offending foods helps a lot. At the least, it is reassuring to see the connection between food intake and the skin condition. If a child goes to a birthday party and eats food that could be aggravating, just make sure they drink lots of water in the following days and this could help to dilute the effect of the food.
The advice given here is general. Please consult your health care practitioner for further recommendations.