Psoriasis, eczema and other rashes
Updated: Mar 2, 2020
I see many clients in my nutrition practice who come to me for relief from skin issues such as eczema, rashes and psoriasis.
Often part of the cause of the skin issue is an underlying food sensitivity. Many times, there is more going on such as histamine intolerance and chemical sensitivities. Clients who are having skin reactions almost always, have sensitivities to things that contact the skin like latex, rubber, elastic, plastic, and fabrics.
I have most recently discovered that many of my clients who have psoriasis, have issues with histamine intolerance. It made me wonder if the two where somehow linked?
Could the histamine intolerance cause the psoriasis? If the histamine intolerance had been discovered earlier would the skin issues had been preventable? For more information about histamine intolerance see my previous blog post here: https://www.eathealthy2bpainfree.com/blog/histamine-intolerance
It turns out that there has been medical investigation into the link between psoriasis and histamine intolerance, I could only find one medical study. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9602224
It was concluded in this medical study that there was a link between histamine issues and psoriasis and that the medication ranitidine, helped participants who were involved in the study. Ranitidine is traditionally used to lower stomach acid.
The saying about how everything starts in the gut rings true. The clients that I see with skin related issues always seem have bacterial issues as well. As it turns out, gut bacteria can have a lot to do with histamine. A bacterial imbalance in the gut, could contribute or be the cause of your histamine issues. Leaky gut can also cause or contribute to histamine intolerance. https://healinghistamine.com/how-histamine-causes-leaky-gut/
The moral of my blog post? Just because something is showing itself on your skin, doesn’t mean that it started there. Often the skin is the last place that whatever is going wrong in your body will surface. You have most likely have had numerous other symptoms, before you ended up with eczema, or psoriasis or that mystery rash that your body is covered in. Maybe you had digestive issues? headaches? bloating? I bet, that there was something that wasn’t quite right before you ended up with the skin eruption. My advise, address underlying issues before they get to the point of becoming skin eruptions. Any kind of on-going digestive problem is an indication of an "issue" that needs your attention.
Nichole Moffatt, Holistic Nutritionist