Note from Carolyn:
Although the causes of these skin conditions vary, regular usage of digestive enzymes like protease have been shown to help.
skin is the largest organ in your body (or in this case, on your body).
It does more to protect you and the rest of your organs than you
probably imagine. Your skin:
• Protects deep tissue;
• Detects pain, and pressure and temperature changes;
• Helps regulate core body temperature; and
• Eliminates wastes from your body.
the skin’s impressive list of job duties, it only makes sense that you
should make every effort to take care of it. With that in mind, we’ve
developed this short list of the most common skin conditions you should
be aware of and take precautions to avoid.
Hives Can Mean Exposure to an Unknown Allergen
usually occur as itchy, raised welts after exposure to an allergen.
They can also be painful to the touch. Hives come in multiple shapes and
sizes, but if you think you’ve been exposed to something new (whether
food-related or topical), check with your doctor to determine the right
course of action.
Rosacea, a Chronic Skin Disease
Individuals with rosacea may experience cycles of fading and
relapse as they age. The disease is not curable, but avoiding spicy
foods, alcohol, sunlight, and stress can help reduce relapses. Rosacea
appears as red bumps, general redness of the face, or skin dryness or
Latex Allergies Can be Serious
Many people do not realize they have a latex allergy until
they experience their first reaction. For most, that reaction consists
of a rash that occurs within minutes of exposure. For others, the
reaction can be more severe (including difficulty breathing) and
requires immediate medical attention.
Eczema Linked to Overactive Immune Systems
is characterized by dry, rough, flaky, irritated and inflamed skin.
Patches can occur on your arms, elbows, knees, face, and scalp. Intense
itching and the appearance of thickened, scaly skin frequently accompany
eczema. This common skin condition is attributed to an overactive
immune response to external factors such as contact with chemicals or
animal dander, an increase in body temperature, a sudden change in humidity or stress.
Measles are Still a Threat for Some
Many believe measles to be a problem of
the past, but if you aren’t vaccinated, you have an increased chance of
contracting the virus. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, loss of
appetite, cough and a red rash that spreads from the face down the