Case study – aloe for chronic eczema in a child.
Anoosh Liddell, mIPSA, ITEC is a reflexologist and aeromatherapist.
This case study demonstates how she helped treat a child with eczema using the natural healing properties of Aloe Vera juice teamed with essential oils and a change in diet.
She regularly treated children and adults but had never dealt with such a severe case as that of a four-year old girl. Almost her entire body was covered and her arms and legs needed to be covered with clothing to prevent scratching, bleeding and the risk of infection. Cortisone cream was prescribed by her doctor.Anoosh suggested daily bathing in spring water to which Dead Sea salt was added, followed with an application of aloe vera juice with a pastry brush over all affected areas.
The child was given regular small sips of aloe vera juice during the day as well as wild blue-green algae.
Initially the eczema worsened, the child and mother persevered and after 6 months changes started to become noticeable. At the same time there was a slow, but drastic change to diet. Initially the child’s intake was particularly high in cow’s milk, dairy products, sweet, sugary foods and drinks and refined white flour products. These foods are often source of allergies or intolerance and are devoid of nutritional value.
When the eczema had settled, Anoosh made up a liquid blend of aloe vera juice and essential oils including geranium, german, chamomile, juniper, sandalwood, lavender and myrrh which was applied all over the body each night after bathing.
The change in the eczema was significant, estimated to be at least a 90 per cent improvement.
Given the success of this case study, and how aloe for eczema can prove helpful, do share the information with your local aeromatherapist or herbalist and take their advise as to how best to proceed with your condition. Please remember to always speak to your doctor or health specialist before embarking on a new course of treatment.
The detail of the case study is from ‘Aloe Vera. Nature’s Silent Healer. Alasdair Barcroft and Dr Auden Myskja’.
Aloe Vera and Aloe Ferox are the from the same plant family. However, due to amount of bitters it contains, Aloe Ferox is 20 x stronger than Aloe Vera.
Natural Beauty Care suggestions.
- Drink Aloe Ferox Whole-leaf Aloe Juice to help improve your body’s nutrient take-up. A plant drink it contains over 130 medicinal agents to help maintain general well-being and optimal vigour.
- Apply a topical gel, such as Aloe Ferox Whole-leaf Gel, a natural skincare solution with active aloe, herbs and oils. Soothing, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, analgesic (pain killing), calming, germicidal, detoxifying and healing.
- There is growing evidence between eczema and food intolerance. Further information on food intolerance and how to establish if you are food intolerant is provided.
- There are other natural skincare treatments for eczema.
- You can also ‘self-help with these ways to help prevent eczema flare-ups.
We always advise that you consult with your health practitioner for medical advice, particularly in the case of children.