Eczema

Helen

(Four generations of eczema relieved with Dermaved)

Helen is a 65 year old grandmother and a yoga teacher. She suffered with eczema since childhood, just like her mother before her. Sadly both Helen’s daughter and granddaughter suffered with eczema also, although not as severe as hers.

Initially, Helen’s daughter and granddaughter came to me for advice. They wanted to stop the condition from becoming chronic like Helen’s. In my experience, where there is a lack of understanding of the causes of eczema and proper treatment, eczema can deteriorate and become chronic and infected.

I recommended that Helen’s daughter and granddaughter use Dermaved regularly on the affected areas. They have effectively managed the condition through the application of Dermaved and continue to use it to this day to prevent it developing. Dermaved is equally effective for the management and treatment of mild skin disorders. It is 100% natural, gentle and safe enough to use for regular application even for mild disorders.

As a result, Helen came to see me for advice. Her eczema was all over her body and particularly bad on her hands. Her skin was itchy, flaky and dry. The skin was also splitting, weeping and infected. The eczema on her hands was so severe that any contact with water aggravated her condition and caused her pain. As a result the simplest of tasks like washing dishes became very difficult.

Over the years, other than allopathic medicine, she tried other alternative remedies including Chinese medicine, acupuncture and homeopathy. Despite being someone who looked after herself carefully, she found she had only limited success with these methods as the eczema kept recurring no matter what she did.

I advised her to use Dermaved and gave her specific dietary advice. As she was suffering from vata type eczema I gave her a pitta reducing diet and advised her to reduce her exercise regimen as it was aggravating the vata dosha for her.

After only two weeks of applying the cream she noticed immediate improvement. She felt instant relief from the itchiness, pain and discomfort she had suffered for so long. Her skin healed quickly particularly on her hands, with soft, smooth, new skin emerging within a month. Helen continues to use Dermaved to prevent any recurrence of the condition as it protects and moisturises the skin.

David

(Deep depression because of Eczema)

David suffered with eczema since early childhood. It developed initially as small, scaly patches on his arms and legs and progressively got worse with intense itching, oozing, and redness of the skin. He was also asthmatic. By the time he was at secondary school, his eczema had become so aggressive he had to be hospitalised twice and was treated with steroids, antibiotics, and harsh medication like cyclosporin to reduce his immunity so his flare up’s were not so intense.

Whilst David was prescribed medication, there was no other support or alternative therapy available to him. The best that he could do was to try and manage his eczema. During this time, because of the difficulty he faced managing his condition, David became withdrawn, angry and very depressed and his behaviour at school was at exclusion level through his developing teenage years.

This obviously had a very big impact on the whole family. They sought out private healthcare, but discovered that there was little difference in the treatments from that provided by the NHS. They also tried Chinese herbal medicine but without lasting success. This is what David’s mum had to say about discovering Ayurvedic medicine:

I found Deepika’s website in February 2010 with a view to finding someone who could help us overcome this condition. As his mum I was always interested in Ayurvedic medicines, and when I suggested this to David’s Dermatologist 2 years previously, he told me that all UK hospitals follow scientifically proven methods. However, I was determined to seek help for my son who had become so desperate, and did not want to carry on anymore.

I searched the internet, spoke to family and friends hoping to make my son’s life better. I found Deepika’s website friendly, and informative, and hoped that she would help us, even though we were nervous to find a cure.

She took David’s history, lifestyle and needs into perspective when coming up with a way to help him (after all he was only 14). She recommended Dermaved first. She also gave David a food plan, and told him which food groups to avoid to help lower his pitta imbalance, together with a mixture of herbal powders to take in water. She also took his mindset into account. He also had do an Ayurvedic treatment with coconut smoke and Neem. As a family we were determined to try this therapy.

Within only 2 weeks of regular application of Dermaved, David’s skin improved enormously. He was like a new boy with clear skin and glowing with confidence and hope. At first his routine was a little difficult, as he had to give up some of his favourite foods and we had to change some of our cooking habits. However, over the following weeks and months David continued his basic treatment, with Deepika modifying it slightly based on what was happening to him, to eliminate and expel the heat from his body. He maintained his treatment for 5 months with a few episodes of highs and lows, but all the way Deepika continued to support us both emotionally  and medically, and I am pleased to say that my son is transformed into a confident, much happier, and healthier young boy, and doing well at school now.  His skin is so much better. I feel he suffered unnecessarily for 5 years.

His treatment still continues but without Deepika’s help I don’t know where we would be now. He is now stopped all hospital medications, especially cyclosporin. He treats his eczema solely based on Ayurvedic medicine now. Dermaved together with herbal powders and the right diet is working for him.  David is now so much better in himself these days it is hard to imagine how he was before.

Nidi

(Ended 32 years of eczema using Dermaved as the daily moisturiser)

Nidi was 32 years old when she came to see me and had suffered with eczema her whole life. She had come to accept it as part of her life as nothing she tried to cure it worked. She used every moisturizing skin cream she could find on the market, topical steroid creams and drugs. Nothing improved the condition of her skin.

When she came to see me, her skin was very irritated, red and sore. It was very dry and very itchy which caused her a great deal of suffering.

I advised that she apply Dermaved daily to the affected area and follow my diet plan. After one month Nidi was amazed to find that her skin had cleared significantly. She was relieved of the itching sensation completely and the redness and irritation had completely disappeared. Her new skin emerged soft and smooth. Nidi reported to me that Dermaved has made her skin feel so smooth that she likes to use it as a moisturiser daily too. She said that it is the most natural cream she has ever used on her skin. She is delighted with her beautiful, smooth skin now.

Now and then, whenever she experiences some dryness that appears on her skin, she immediately applies Dermaved and it disappears.

Chloe, Chantelle and Grandson (skin disorders in three generations of one family)

Chloe is a 47 year old grandmother who had been suffering with eczema for 20 years. When she came to the clinic she was covered from head to toe and on the face and neck area, with extremely dry and flaky skin. She suffered from constant itchiness which caused her sleepless nights and constant tiredness and irritation.

She had tried topical steroid and anti-inflammatory creams for many years to calm the skin down. She found that they worked only temporarily and as soon as she stopped using them, the inflammation would return. She also tried Chinese medicine, acupuncture and homeopathy. She came to the clinic as a last resort feeling hopeless.

I prescribed Dermaved first as a critical part of her recovery and also gave her individualised dietary advice. Chloe works in the City as a banker and her condition was caused in part by the stress related to this work. Her lifestyle involved late nights, poor nutrition and over work. She was also over weight and suffering from exhaustion.

We are all unique in our constitution and genetic code. Skin disorders in each individual are also unique in their cause and presentation. Each food type can have a different effect on each person. What is nutritious for one person can cause aggravation of a skin disorder in another. Identifying the specific imbalance in diet and lifestyle which causes the disorder requires the expertise of an experienced Ayurvedic physician.

After two months of using Dermaved and following the simple dietary advice, Chloe’s disorder had completely cleared up.

Sometime later, Chantelle, Chloe’s 16 year old daughter came to the clinic for advice to treat what appeared to be eczema on her arm. The skin was very red and aggravated and had eventually split and began weeping. Chloe didn’t understand what was causing her skin to react in this way and was upset by the condition.

I was able to identify that she was suffering from contact dermatitis, which can have the same appearance as eczema and was caused by wearing metal jewellery. I recommended that she apply Dermaved daily to the affected area and stop wearing metal jewellery. Contact dermatitis can continue to develop as a disorder even when the original cause of the disorder has been removed. This happened in Chantelle’s case. Even after she stopped wearing metal jewellery the disorder continued to develop because it had become infected.

Using Dermaved alone, Chantelle was able to cure herself completely. Within just one week of daily application of Dermaved, the infection had completely cleared and her skin returned to normal. She has remained free of dermatitis since.

Chantelle then brought her 4 month old baby boy to see me. I diagnosed that he was suffering with vata type eczema. He was covered with inflamed, red and flaky skin from top to bottom. His skin was extremely itchy and so he was irritated and unable to settle and sleep. Chantelle became very stressed seeing her child struggle and cry constantly in this way and was herself enduring sleepless nights with him. The effect of the stress on Chantelle caused a reduction in her breast milk.

I was able to identify that Chantelle had been using Actimel formula because she was advised that her breast milk was not sufficiently nutritious. Questioned further, I discovered that the skin disorder began approximately at the same time she began giving him Actimel. Actimel was not suitable for her baby but may be suitable for others. I advised her to apply Dermaved immediately and daily, and to use a different formula which was more than adequate for the baby’s nutritional needs.

Happily after just four weeks, his skin was completely cured. He now has baby soft, moisturised skin and sleeps through the night without any problems.

Chloe and her family now trust Dermaved for treating the whole family and have recommended it to all their friends.

Nella & Blanca

(Mom & Infant daughter cured Eczema with Dermaved Cream)

Blanca’s daughter, Nella was only 4 months old when she first started having the symptoms of Baby Eczema. Nella was a healthy baby and suddenly, she began to show signs of itchiness all over her body. The itchiness intensified as time went on. Nella started to scratch her body all the time. Eventually, Nella’s whole body developed red, itchy spots and she was in considerable pain and discomfort due to continuous itching.

When Blanca visited her GP, she was given a series of creams, lotions & oils during her multiple visits. However, nothing seemed to be helping little Nella who continued to suffer from ever-growing itchiness all over her body. It was painful & frustrating for Blanca to watch how none of the treatments were helpful with little Nella’s condition.

When Blanca came across the Ayurveda Clinic, the situation changed. Nella was swiftly diagnosed & was recommended Dermaved cream among other treatment methods for her condition. Nella showed major recovery within the first few days of using Dermaved cream. Nella’s itchiness has reduced to a bare minimum by the end of the first week and more than half of the red spots had gone away. And soon all the red spots disappeared. Nella made a quick recovery with the help of Dermaved cream.

Blanca later started to use the cream when she developed Eczema herself. She uses Dermaved cream after a shower as a moisturiser to soothe the skin now. Blanca is continuing to use Dermaved cream for both Nella and herself as a moisturiser to prevent eczema from making inroads again. Below is Blanca’s own words about the almost magical results Dr. Deepika and Dermaved cream brought to herself and Nella.

“I have been using Dermaved since last year when my daughter got atopic eczema at 4 months old. Now, she is 16 months and we use it just for nourishing her skin. We tried so many creams, lotions, and oils from the GP but not even one of them helped Nella with her skin condition. She scratched her skin 24/7. After Dermaved, everything changed! In the very first week, her skin started to look 50% better. My boyfriend said it was impossible and must contain magic ingredients. I used it on myself too as I got eczema. Everything disappeared! And my daughter’s skin condition is 90% better. We also use the cream after a shower. For me, it’s the best cream ever being natural as well. It’s a miracle product!!!”

Mithuli

Methuli (Chronic Infant Eczema)

One-year old Methuli was suffering with eczema since she was born. When her mother, Sankha brought her to the Ayurvedic Clinic, she was under weight and her whole body was covered in itchy, red and infected skin which was flaking off. Her skin was so inflamed her mother couldn’t even touch it. Methuli was extremely distressed and both mother and baby had constant sleepless nights.

Sankha had been to see medical specialists who advised her to feed Methuli a pint of cow’s milk every day to bring her weight up to normal levels. Her mother tried to feed her milk daily but Methuli responded by vomiting it all. Sankha felt that she was being held responsible for her child’s failure to gain weight even though she was trying hard to follow the advice given to her. In addition to this, the specialist prescribed topical steroid cream, oral antibiotics, and creams with emulsifying agents to help moisturise her skin.

Despite following all the advice and using the prescribed products, Methuli wasn’t getting better, in fact she lost more weight and her skin condition went from bad to worse. By the time they sought advice on the Ayurvedic approach, Methuli’s parents were distressed and had lost hope in conventional medicine.

When she came to the clinic in 2013, I recognised that Methuli was suffering from a vata type eczema which caused the skin to weep. I recommended Dermaved as first line, immediate treatment for her skin which was critical for her. I also gave her dietary advice, specifically tailored to her needs, which included cutting out cow’s milk from her diet entirely.  I also advised her on home remedies to help relieve the symptoms.

Within two weeks of using Dermaved and following the dietary advice there was already a vast improvement in Methuli’s condition. Her skin had stopped weeping and had dried up and become flaky. The old skin appeared dark and discoloured and the new skin began to appear underneath. She was no longer suffering from itchiness, discomfort or inflammation.  Both Methuli and her parents were now able to sleep through the night.

Four weeks later, the old, discoloured and flaky skin had been shed and the new skin emerged feeling soft and smooth with an even tone. Within two months Methuli was completely free of eczema symptoms and has stayed that way ever since. Her parents now say they are so glad they discovered Ayurvedic medicine and Dermaved. Sankha still uses Dermaved regularly for Methuli’s skin to moisturise and to help prevent the recurrence of eczema. Sankha recently returned to the clinic to ask for advice as the eczema seemed to have re-appeared slightly. We identified that oranges were the cause of this and were not within the dietary recommendations I made for her.

Methuli’s case is a good example of how a lack of understanding of the causes of skin disorders can contribute to the worsening of the condition. With proper understanding, the solution can be very simple.

Baby Jaden

(Eczema since birth)

Jaden was brought to see me when he was nearly two years old. His whole body was covered with red, inflamed, weeping skin, particularly around the knee and elbow joints and the back of the neck and abdomen. It was causing unbearable itchiness which led to scratching and bleeding skin.  Jaden had been suffering with eczema since birth and both he and his mother had become distressed and unhappy trying to cure the condition with no success.

They had tried various prescription topical steroid creams and had taken several courses of antibiotics when the skin had become infected. His mother found that the condition would subside to a degree when she applied the steroid creams, but that as soon as she stopped, the skin condition would re-appear and become worse than it had been before applying the cream.

A friend had recommended Dermaved to Jaden’s mum and she told me that she could see the difference when applying it within hours. The itchiness completely stopped and the redness reduced quickly. Jaden’s mum wanted to find out more about what she could do to cure the condition permanently.

I diagnosed Jaden as suffering from vata type eczema and gave his mother specific dietary advice as well as recommending specialist Ayurvedic treatments, such as herbal smoke remedy and other home remedies. Most of all I recommended that she apply Dermaved daily to the affected areas.

Jaden’s eczema completely healed within weeks. He is nearly 4 years old now, eczema free and still using Dermaved as a moisturiser and to prevent recurrence of the eczema.

His mother says that even when he eats the foods which cause the eczema to come back slightly on his hands, she applies Dermaved and it is alleviated within just a few hours. Her message to eczema sufferers is, don’t wait, apply Dermaved and your skin will be much better in hours.

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