Dietary modifications, herbal medicines and nutritional supplements can be used to successfully treat many skin conditions including acne, dermatitis and eczema. A combination of internal treatments and external creams that is individualised to the patient’s condition may be used to improve symptoms.
Diagnosis of the origin or underlying cause of skin complaints is important. Careful clinical evaluation can identify nutritional or food intolerant-related causes. However, it is essential to rule out more serious complaints including some auto-immune conditions and this sometimes requires referral to a specialist dermatologist.