Skin is a detox pathway.
Food intolerances due to improperly digested proteins as a result of inadequate stomach acid, thus nutrient absorption issues, lead to damaged gut and immune problems long term.
Or improper microbial balance in the gut.
I'd explore environmental allergens also. Do you have a HEPA air filter in the bedroom, dust mite covers on the mattress and pillows, no animals or stuffed animals in the bedroom, windows closed to bedroom at all times to avoid pollens, grasses, tree allergen exposures?
GMO-corn is a difficult protein to digest for some (most?) children and adults. Corn is in EVERYTHING. Dairy exposure is everywhere. Here is a list of hidden diary: http://www.kellymom.com/store/handou...dden-dairy.pdf
Hidden corn: http://www.cornallergens.com/list/co...ergen-list.php
Here is a link with more information about eliminating airborne allergens: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...l#post12748820
I would do whole food probiotics
, cod liver oil, magnesium, vit. C, zinc, coconut oil, bone broths, green juices. Support the immune system.
The gut is 70% of our immune system. (Antibiotics damage
the microbial balance in the gut.)
Basically, you have to heal the gut to strengthen the immune system. Check out the "Healing the Gut-cheat sheet" at the top of the forum. http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=434071
It all starts with nutrient-dense foods, effective digestion (with adequate stomach acid), absorption of nutrients (in the gut with balanced microbials), and detoxification of the chemical byproducts of foods and environmental toxins in the liver.
Start here about detox pathways: http://heal-thyself.ning.com/forum/t...bstacle-course
And here are a few informal videos about detox pathways: http://heal-thyself.ning.com/video/video
and here about evaluating digestion and stomach acid (beet "pink pee" test"): http://heal-thyself.ning.com/forum/topics/the-beet-test
This thread about Healing the Gut with Food: http://heal-thyself.ning.com/forum/t...-gut-with-food
Nutrient Dense Foods: http://heal-thyself.ning.com/forum/t...nt-dense-foods
Foods to Help Phase I and Phase II Detoxification:http://heal-thyself.ning.com/forum/t...4160Comment655
check out www.eatingcultures.com
to try and guess on some of your detox pathways, and figure out which nutrients will be important for you. And www.detoxpuzzle.com
to identify some of your detox pathways, nutrient deficiencies/needs.
Try topical coconut oil. Epsom salt baths
are the most important addition, imo. Daily.
I would eliminate dairy from your diet. Dairy is the most common source of dietary allergen (and mucus production). Here is a list of hidden diary: http://www.kellymom.com/store/handou...dden-dairy.pdf
Dh had something similar, without the severity in the photo (most of the time), classical homeopathy resolved it. Now we do gut healing alternatives and it is gone. (knockonwood)