Eczema Stories: Vitamin D to the Rescue!

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My daughter is the one who suffers from eczema and severe allergies. She is 17 years old and has had it since birth. Believe me after trying hundreds of products and things that many people swear by, I'm very skeptical of everything. However, There is something that I truly feel has helped my daughter lately so I'd like to share it with you. Its vitamin D. News recently came out that it could help eczema sufferers so her Dr had her tested and she came back as extremely low. We put her on a daily dosage and it was a couple of months later that I started noticing how much better she was doing. At the time, I'd forgotten about the vitamin D and I was telling people it was because she was in love that she had gotten so much better because that was the only thing I could think of that was different in her life ( I thought maybe the hormones were affecting her :-) ). It wasn't until a couple of days ago that her Dr. called and said she had gone to a big eczema conference and learned that Vitamin D is making a huge difference in those that are dangerously low so I started to think maybe the Vitamin D was helping her more than I realized. I had since taken her off the supplement for about a month but I'm going to put her back on now. Anyway, if you haven't been tested I would highly recommend it and mention it to your Dr. I've also been through a gazillion Dr's and finally found a great one at UCLA a few years ago. She does pediatrics and adults so its great that my daughter can keep her since she will be an adult in 1 more year.

First of all, I'm sorry to hear that your teen has been dealing with such issues. Being a teen is hard enough! I am also Vitamin D deficient and while staying on top of my supplements seems to mildly help, being in the sun helps me even more. I definitely think anybody with eczema being tested for the deficiency is worth it! Thank you for sharing your daughter's story also for sharing the knowledge. I hope she continues to improve!

 

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