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A New Perspective and Environmental Toolbox for Solving Eczema and Related Allergies and Asthma

Shared by solveeczema on 2017-10-18 11:48

About the solution

This solution comes from applying the engineering method to solve our child’s eczema 15 years ago, and subsequently helping thousands of other people in our community and through a non-commercial website.

Considerable research acknowledges that the 20th century eczema and allergy epidemic is primarily an environmental problem (even though some people are more susceptible because of their genes).

Applying the engineering method allowed us to not only solve our child’s eczema, but also to restore his skin to normalcy to a standard that simply was not possible through any treatment or natural course of the disease, and without requiring any ongoing treatment. Eliminating the eczema also substantially reduced allergy and propensity for asthma. We achieved a “high-effect-size” outcome closely related to environmental exposures and repeatable if exposures were reintroduced. This degree of outcome has been achieved by thousands of others using the website strategies as a guide. People who think they have inherited eczema can eliminate eczema without treatment, and normalize their allergy situation and dry skin without chronic moisturizing. People with just dry skin, including the elderly, can dramatically improve the quality of their skin without chronic moisturizing. Doctors can engage in repeated handwashing without drying skin (or moisturizing) as is assumed cannot be avoided.

Understanding and implementing the solution defies simplistic summary; there is a reason this medical condition has been intractable worldwide. To implement this safely and effectively, it’s necessary to understand everything before making changes.

Website: SolveEczema.org
Summary: https://thewinnower.com/papers/3412-abnormal-ampli-fication-observations...
Poster: https://f1000research.com/posters/1097570

An essential aspect of the solution is limiting exposures in home environments to highly hydrophilic surfactants (detergents) known to disrupt skin barrier function and increase skin permeability. These exposures increase absorption through the skin of chemicals and allergens in the environment, and result in water loss and thinning of skin over time. Even people with no eczema — everyone — experiences unrecognized effects. These chemicals did not exist 100 years ago, yet have become ubiquitous in modern households, including of most people who think they use “natural” products.

I have heard from numerous doctors who have used the information to help themselves or their patients. The solution helps people become problem solvers and is not just about removing hydrophilic surfactants, although that is a major aspect. There are many health, medical problem-solving, and environmental implications to this work and solution, not just related to eczema.


This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

About the author

I am MIT-educated in engineering; I learned the importance of innovative approaches to health in the School of Hard Knocks (my own unrelated health journey). When my infant developed terrible eczema, my spouse and I put our engineering backgrounds to work to solve our child's eczema completely, safely, and in a new way, then helped many thousands of others since with the SolveEczema.org website. For more: my Ronin Institute page: http://ronininstitute.org/research-scholars/aj-lumsdaine/

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