Category Archives: Eczema

Remedy for eczema and sunburn?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, My son has terrible eczema. On top of this, he is also sunburned. Now he is very itchy; we’re putting hydrocortisone on his skin and that is helping a little. Is there anything else we should do? A: If the sunburn is severe, please contact a burn center or consult a…

Also posted in Q&A, Sunburn |

Clearing up acne and eczema?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have both acne and eczema. What can I do to clear up these skin issues? A: Acne and eczema are associated with the lungs and the immune system. Acne is specifically a condition of “heat” in the lungs, while the immune system is often affected by stress. I suggest the…

Also posted in Acne, Q&A |

How to restore balance and heal eczema?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have eczema over most of my body. I have taken many antibiotics and steroids. How can I restore balance to my body and heal the eczema? A: Skin conditions are often the result of internal clogging of toxins. Through diet, herbal protocols and lifestyle changes, you will be able to…

Also posted in Q&A |

Relief from chronic eczema?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I’ve had chronic eczema on my hands for years, which I believe is stress-related. What can I do for relief? A: Eczema has many etiologies including autoimmune conditions, which, as you correctly indicated, are often aggravated with emotional and physical stresses or exposure to extremes. The first thing you should do…

Also posted in Q&A |