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The Eczema Podcast

Are you struggling with your eczema and ready to finally overcome it for good? Do you want to learn different healing strategies from the best experts who work with eczema? If you want a natural (and a long term solution) to heal, I'm here to bring you 4 years of expert interviews to help you! My name is Abby and I'm a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Conqueror Skincare. In this show, you'll learn from the best eczema experts on how to overcome atopic dermatitis, strategies to speed up healing, the best eczema products, and you'll also get encouragement and support. This show interviews experts including naturopaths, dermatologists, skin experts, and much more.
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Now displaying: 2022
Dec 29, 2022

In part 1 of this series, we discussed how probiotics, supplements, patch testing, UV exposure, or vitamin D help with eczema.

In part 2 of this series, you'll learn so much more, including:

- What is Malassezia, and how can it cause flares?
- How can certain oils cause eczema flares?
- How can we keep the skin hydrated & avoid transepidermal water loss (TEWL)?
- How to cure Malassezia around the mouth and eyes without using steriods?
- What face mist formula is eczema-friendly?
- How can hypochlorous acid help eczema flares?
- Do bleach baths help with eczema & TSW? 
- Prebiotics-Pesticides Dilemma

Our guest on today's show, Dr. Matthew Zirwas, MD, is an American Board of Dermatology certified physician. He is a nationally known expert in allergy patch testing, psoriasis, and eczema. He is one of the few specialists on adult atopic dermatitis. Dr. Zirwas also founded the Bexley Dermatology Research Clinic in 2017.

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Book a free eczema breakthrough call here if you need help conquering eczema.

 
Watch my FREE training here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

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Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Dec 15, 2022

Today's topic discusses patch testing, UV exposure, Malassezia, and what the best probiotic strains are (with Dr. Matthew Zirwas, a dermatologist who specializes in eczema).

In this episode, you'll learn about:

- What probiotic strains help eczema the most?
- How can L-Histidine and Oral Ceramides help eczema & TSW?
- What supplements can help your eczema the most?
- How can patch testing vs. prick testing help your eczema?  
- Why are Vitamin D and sun exposure important for eczema?
- How can Malassezia affect your eczema flares?

Our guest, Dr. Matthew Zirwas, MD, is an American Board of Dermatology certified physician. He is a nationally known expert in allergy patch testing, psoriasis, and eczema. He is one of the few specialists on adult atopic dermatitis. Dr. Zirwas also founded the Bexley Dermatology Research Clinic in 2017.

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Book a free eczema breakthrough call here if you need help conquering eczema.

 
Watch my FREE training here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Dec 1, 2022

Having eczema and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) can often create hyperpigmentation, hypogpigmentation, and scarring. It's a common worry that many eczema sufferers complain about - and we're here to address it with renowned dermatologist, Dr. Peter Lio.

In this episode, you'll learn about:

- Conventional and alternative approaches to treat hyperpigmentation & hypopigmentation
- Topicals to help scarring and hyperpigmentation with eczema
- If retinol and certain serums can help eczema hyperpigmentation
- If lasers and chemical peels can help eczema scars
- Whether lightening creams can help hyperpigmentation & scarring

Our guest on today's show, Dr. Peter Lio, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (board-certified in Dermatology). Dr. Lio received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and is the founding director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center. He serves as a board member and scientific advisory committee member emeritus for the National Eczema Association.

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Book a free eczema breakthrough call here if you need help conquering eczema.
 
Watch my FREE training here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Nov 24, 2022

If you're struggling with your skin - here are alternative topical approaches that you can try to bring relief to your eczema or topical steroid withdrawal (TSW), which Dr. Peter Lio, a renown dermatologist, shares about. 

In this episode, we will cover these topical alternative creams:

•        "Pink Magic" Vitamin B12 cream
•        Indigo cream
•        Gladskin Eczema Cream
•        CBD Oil
•        Hemp Oil
•        Coconut Oil

We also talk about whether moisturizers can help prevent eczema and atopic dermatitis in babies and children, bacteria vs. viruses, and alternatives for treating atopic dermatitis and other skin infections. 

Our guest on today's show, Dr. Peter Lio, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (board-certified in Dermatology). Dr. Lio received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and is the founding director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center. He serves as a board member and scientific advisory committee member emeritus for the National Eczema Association. 


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Book a free eczema breakthrough call here if you need help conquering eczema.
 
Watch my FREE training here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Oct 14, 2022

Curious to learn what one of the biggest mistakes was that I made on my healing journey? I share more in this solo episode - in hopes that it will help you to avoid making the same mistakes that I did. 

In this episode, you'll also learn all about:

- Why diet is not enough to heal eczema
- Why it's important to identify the root cause to heal
- Root causes of eczema
- Why the skin is often the last to heal
- Why we should not rush the eczema healing process
- How do our digestive system and adrenals affect our skin? 

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Book a free eczema breakthrough call here if you need help conquering eczema.
 
Watch my FREE training here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Sep 30, 2022

I finally had a chance to share my own personal eczema healing journey. I've been waiting a long time to share this - and I hope it helps encourage you that you can heal, and that you're not alone on this journey. 

Life will always have ups and downs - but there will always be better days. I hope my story encourages you :)

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Book a free eczema breakthrough call here if you need help conquering eczema.
 
Watch my FREE training here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Sep 16, 2022

Are hormones triggering your eczema or topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) flares? Have you noticed if your monthly cycle or hormonal changes are causing your skin rashes? Learn more as we talk also talk about the big hormonal changes that come with pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause (and how it can affect your eczema flares). 

In this episode, you'll also learn all about:

- Why your eczema (or TSW) flares before your monthly cycle
- How your hormones impact your eczema and TSW
- How pregnancy and breastfeeding affect your eczema & hormones
- Top strategies to prevent flares before your monthly cycle
- Why menopause affects your eczema (and TSW)
- What factors determine if you flare before your period?
- The impact of Estrogen, Progesterone, and Estradiol on eczema & TSW


In this episosde, we interview Dr. Julie Greenberg, a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Registered Herbalist RH (AHG) who specializes in integrative dermatology.

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Book a free eczema breakthrough call with my team here if you need help conquering eczema.
 
Watch my FREE training here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Sep 1, 2022

It can get SO discouraging to go through eczema and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW). We often ask ourselves if we're doing the right thing, or if we're on the right path. This episode will address why the eczemea and TSW healing can feel so slow and what you can do to overcome it.

I hope this episode encourages you that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that everything will be okay - just hang in there!  

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Book a free eczema breakthrough call with my team here if you need help conquering eczema.
 
Watch my FREE training here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Aug 19, 2022

Curious to learn more about the best (and worst) type of bedding and clothing material for eczema and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW)? What certifications should you look for? And is "organic" material really the best? Learn more in this interview to discover what the best type of bedding and clothing material is for your skin.

In this episode, you'll also learn about:

- The issues with conventional bedding and clothing
- Whether most clothing is made from plastic
- Chemicals that can be found in bedding & clothing
- Whether organic is really best 
- An ingredient that's better than "organic"
- The best antibacterial ingredients to look for in fabric
- What indigo dye is and how it can help your skin

...and so much more! 

Check out aizomebedding.com for one of the highest qualities of organic bedding, made with natural indigo dyes. Use Abby10 at check out for 10% off your order. 

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Book a free breakthrough call here (if you need more support and guidance.) Watch my FREE Webinar here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Aug 4, 2022

In Part 2 of this episode, we talked in-depth about the different methods of treating Staph Aureus with Dr. Julie Greenberg.

Since 9 out of 10 eczema sufferers experience an overgrowth of staph aureus, it's important to pay attention to staph aureus and whether it's contributing to your eczema or topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) skin flare.

In Part 1 & 2 of this episode, you'll learn all about:

✅ What is staph aureus?
✅ Why does staph occur & how does this affect you?
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Top tips to treat staph aureus
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How do we test for staph aureus on the skin?
✅ How are your skin pH levels tied to staph aureus?

...and so much more!

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Book a free breakthrough call here (if you need more support and guidance.) Watch my FREE Webinar here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Jul 21, 2022

Did you know that 9 out of 10 eczema sufferers experience an overgrowth of staph aureus? Is staph aureus contributing to your eczema or topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) skin flares? 

Why does this matter and how can it affect your skin flares? 

In this episode, you'll learn all about:

✅ What is staph aureus?
✅ Why does staph occur & how does this affect you?
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Top tips to treat staph aureus
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How do we test for staph aureus on the skin?
✅ How are your skin pH levels tied to staph aureus?

...and so much more!

Learn more in this interview with Dr. Julie Greenberg. For more information about Dr. Julie Greenberg, visit her site here.

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Book a free breakthrough call here (if you need more support and guidance.) 
 
Watch my FREE Webinar here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Jul 7, 2022

Here's a personal update on how my 2nd postpartum experience went after giving birth (and how it affected my skin compared to my first postpartum experience). 

You'll also learn how I've been digging deep to find the root cause of the eczema flares and how I've been helping it improve. 

I hope this can help anyone out there who is experiencing the same thing. 

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Book a free breakthrough call here (if you need more support and guidance.) 
 
Watch my FREE Webinar here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Jan 30, 2022
Here's a personal update on how my 2nd pregnancy is going, what it was like catching covid during pregnancy, and how all of this has affected the eczema and my skin as well.

I hope this can help anyone out there who is experiencing the same thing. 

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Book a free breakthrough call here (if you need more support and guidance.) Watch my FREE Webinar here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Jan 23, 2022

In today's episode, Kelly Barta (past president of ITSAN), shares her story on how she overcame topical steroid withdrawal. 

She even shares her story of how she became hospitalized with eczema herpeticum during her journey, how she was bedridden, almost lost everything - and finally found her way to healing.

Her story is inspiring to listen to and I hope it helps you! :)


Book a free breakthrough call here (if you need more support and guidance.)

Watch my FREE Webinar here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Jan 16, 2022

Learn how to overcome the feeling of guilt after you have an itch-fest.

If you're suffering from eczema or topical steroid withdrawal (TSW), my guest, Matt Traube, is a psychotherapist who shares helpful tips on how to overcome the guilt from itching. 

This is a short clip from S5E26 on tips to overcome the itch. 

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Book a free breakthrough call here (if you need more support and guidance.)

Watch my FREE Webinar here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Jan 10, 2022

Discover the best ways to treat eczema herpeticum in this episode. 

You'll learn:

  • What is eczema herpeticum?
  • How to overcome it
  • Best conventional treatments for eczema herpeticum
  • Best holistic and alternative treatments for eczema herpeticum
  • Symptoms that you'll want to watch out for 

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Book a free breakthrough call here (if you need more support and guidance.)

Watch my FREE Webinar here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

Jan 3, 2022

In today's episode, Kelly Barta (past president of ITSAN), shares what is being done to help anyone who is suffering from topical steroid withdrawal (TSW).

She also shares what is being done to help bring awareness about TSW to doctors and medical professionals around the world. 

 


Book a free breakthrough call here (if you need more support and guidance.)

Watch my FREE Webinar here: on the top 3 biggest mistakes stopping your eczema from healing.

For more eczema tips, follow Abby on:

Want helpful eczema products? 

  • Shop my Conqueror line of products to help your skin find relief here.
  • *Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% off your order here.

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