Eczema is commonly used to describe atopic dermatitis, an allergic disease that is passed down through the family line. It is generally believed that a person is more likely to get eczema if it runs in the family. If thought is the precursor to what shows up, then what specific family beliefs are being passed on to future generations which are triggering the skin to react in this way. Could it simply be a strong belief that eczema runs in the family.
Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin due to its inability to repair the damage because of a mutation of a particular gene. It is characterized by dry, itchy or crusty patches that can weep. Genes are known to be affected by environmental factors. Thoughts are part of the environment. What family thought patterns could be contributing to this condition?
Contact dermatitis which can be the result of a delayed reaction to something that sets off the immune response, or coming into contact with a direct irritant, such as soap or detergent.
When dermatitis is the delayed reaction to an immune response; identify the enemy.
When it is the direct result of contact with an irritant, consider what else is irritating the person concerned.
When the skin is being affected, there are usually issues related to extending boundaries, being on show or physical challenges that extend the person.
Are comfortable boundaries being renegotiated and the new ones taking a while to get used to?
Is the person trying to repair damage to their image?
When your skin is weeping it could be releasing some emotion you are holding inside.
When I was thirteen and finished primary school which was around the corner, and had to attend secondary school which was three kilometres away, my feet broke out in dermatitis. Dermatitis was said to run in the family and wearing suede shoes was believed to have been the trigger. Two years later when I joined the work force, it erupted on my hand. Radium treatment controlled it. In both circumstances, my boundaries were being stretched. Maybe I wasn’t ready to face up to the big world at large.
My father was discharged from the army with severe dermatitis; said to have come from the green dye in the uniform. Past generations on his side suffered with the condition, as they worked in hat factories and were allergic to the felt and dyes. There was a strong belief that dermatitis had been passed down through my father’s line and it would show up in one of his children. And, it did.