Eczema, psoriasis, acne, fungal infections and rosacea are common skin conditions that naturopathic physicians can successfully treat. The diagnosis and treatment of many skin conditions can be frustrating to patients because the underlying cause is often unknown.
Some possible causes of skin conditions include:
Candidiasis (yeast overgrowth)
Essential fatty acid deficiency
Systemic (whole body) inflammation and excess histamine release
Once the underlying cause is determined, naturopathic treatments can be used to address a food or environmental allergy, improve liver function, replenish a nutrient deficiency or reduce inflammation in the body through dietary modifications and nutritional and herbal supplements.