There are an estimated 30-35,000,000 million Americans affected by eczema: 1-3% of adults and 10-20% of all children. Eczema is a general term used to describe a group of skin conditions caused by inflammation, such as: atopic dermatitis or heat rash. The cause or trigger for those with the predisposition to develop eczema can be obvious or obscure. The obvious cause/trigger can be the inflammation/immune reaction created from drinking cow’s milk or eating wheat/gluten, as well as many others (soy, egg, nuts…). A more obscure cause can be when one developments biofilm from staphylococcal bacteria, which are normally found on the skin.
Herbert B. Allen, and team, at Drexel University College of Medicine discovered that swabs taken from those with eczema and analyzed had staphylococcal biofilm. Dr. Allen reports that, “The biofilm blocks sweat ducts, which activates molecules in the immune system known to create itching and inflammation.”
In the human body, biofilm colonies are the main reason that certain conditions take so long to get handled. In my opinion, if it were not for “biofilm”, conditions caused by the microorganisms – Candida albicans, Candida spp, H. pylori, Lyme bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) and many others, would be far easier to diagnose and/or treat. It is crucial in any treatment protocol to first handle the biofilm. By doing so, it will make a significant difference in the amount of time, money and effort spent on treating many, so called, stubborn conditions – like eczema.
Dr. Ettinger’s Protocol for Topical Biofilm Disruption.
This protocol has worked on some of my patients, but not others. I only recommend it for stubborn area that do not respond totally to a systemic protocol (dietary & lifestyle changes combined with supplements that aid in biofilm disruption, like NAC, serrapeptase, lactoferrin and others, as well as those that block the mTOR, COX and LOX inflammatory pathways, as well as adding those that stimulate the AMPK pathway. I recommend these, but there will be trial and error as this is recommended here w/o m ability to make a personalized recommendation. mTOR Inhibitors: EGCG, turmeric extract, ginger, boswellia, quercetin, bromelain, and others. AMPK stimulator: gynostemma tea or extract. Please find a competent coach who can help you with the dietary and lifestyle changes.
- Xylitol – 2 Tbsp
- MCT oil – 2-3 tsp
- Tea Tree Oil – 3 drops
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. This is only enough to make a paste for use on a test spot. let it sit on the skin for 15-20 minutes and rinse. Do not apply again until you see how the area react over the next 24 hours. If more inflammation or irritation develops, stop applying the paste. If you get relief, you have a potential tool to use as needed.
This bath not possesses palliative properties, it possesses restorative properties as well. This magnesium bath is a staple in our household, being done 2-3 times every week, and with my patients. From handling simple body aches and pains, to combatting various skin conditions, to supporting those with cancer, autoimmune diseases, low thyroid, restless leg syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, ADD/ADHD, migraine headaches, plantar fasciitis and many others.
Bathing in a magnesium-rich Dead Sea salt solution improves skin barrier function, enhances skin hydration, and reduces inflammation in atopic dry skin – PubMed
Additional factors to consider:
If there are any problems with the teeth or gums, they need to be handled as soon as possible. I can’t stress enough here how dental caries, disease or infection, of the oral cavity, make it near impossible to heal from any chronic body ailment – of any kind, in any location!
More articles on biofilm:
Dr. Ettinger’s Biofilm Protocol for Lyme and Gut Pathogens
Biofilm And Bacterial Resistance To Antibiotics When Starved
Biofilm and Microbubbles – A new way to identify bacterial infections?
Quorum Sensing and Biofilm
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