As a dermatologist, I would like your thoughts on such common conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Thanks.

Michael P. Tabibian (Michael)

Hi Michael,

Eczema responds very commonly to the allergy approach. Usually foods. But I’ve even seen house dust do it. Needs a systematic approach though, and often the substances with the strongest type I reactions (RAST, prick and scratch tests) are not the ones actually CAUSING the trouble.

Psoriasis – I found about 50% responded well, as above. The rest didn’t. Then I discovered raw flaxseed oil. Works wonders!

Thanks, Keith

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