According to Ray Peat, the physical causes of eczema are endotoxin, serotonin. and low thyroid. Be careful if you choose his most radical remedies — novocaine with rubbing alcohol.
Life and Death begin and end in the colon. Three bowel movements a day discourage all skin problems.
The “usual” remedies (coal tar or omega 3 fatty acids) suppress immunity, similar to external beam radiation therapy. Obviously, the “usual” remedies have side effects.
Eczema is invariably caused by trauma. Hypnotists routinely “give” people temporary eczema, going so far as to spell words with it on body parts, making it appear and disappear at specific hours.
Remember to Mind the Skin. The Cornerstone Technique can pinpoint the “Cause of the Cause of the Cause.”
According to John E. Sarno, M.D. (2006), “Edward Shorter, a medical historian, concluded from his study of the medical literature that the incidence of a psychogenic disorder grows to epidemic proportions when the disorder is in vogue. Strange as it may seem, people with an unconscious psychological need for symptoms tend to develop a disorder that is well known, like back pain, hay fever, or eczema. This is not a conscious decision.”
According to Philip Wylie (1942), “In experimentally assuming that when you are sick you have, half the time, trouble with your psyche rather than your system, I know I am making myself liable to all manner of shabby lampoon. You will engage me at once by arguing from the general to the particular and pointing out the case of a friend who, cured of a hideous eczema by a psychiatrist, next took to sleeping with his sister and boasting about it in public. None of the relationships between eczema and incest in the case are clear to you, though they might be to me if I had all the known facts, and I could reasonably rebut the whole bedridden business by showing how a second and even wilier psychoanalyst might get the lusty clown off his sister or, at the very least, stop him from boasting about it.”