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The Scratch That Itches

27 Oct

The Scratch That Itches

Your skin is a very good indicator of what is going on inside.

With eczema, most doctors will prescribe a cream to help to stop the itching and redness. While this is sometimes needed in an acute situation, it is not a good long-term solution.

Cortisone cream can have these side effects over the long-term:

  • Thinning of the skin
  • Easy bruising
  • Folliculitis (infection of hair follicle)
  • Discoloration of the skin

To get more than a skin deep approach, Naturopathic Doctors look at the health of the digestive system, liver and kidney function. We will also ask questions about what the patient is eating, drinking and if they are having regular bowel movements.  The goal is to provide options other than cortisone cream to help your skin whether the one suffering is a baby or adult.

Kirsten Almon ND, CHt.
Your in-house and virtual ND

For more information on how to keep you and your family healthy, I can help in a couple of ways:

1. Work with me one-on-one
If you would like to work directly with me and radically improve your energy-just send us a quick email and we can set you up with a Naturopathic Initial Consult.

2. Test drive my services
Email us at and we can set you up with a complimentary 15 minute consult


Kirsten Almon Naturopathic Doctor in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health
(905) 828-2014

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