Sensitivity to salicylates and how to deal with it

Sensitivity to salicylates and how to deal with it

We wanted to write about a subject that we find not many people in the world are aware of. Many people that are suffering from skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis are also unknowingly suffering from sensitivity to something called salicylic acid. Although there are a lot of other causes for eczema or psoriasis, but salicylic acid or salicylic is something that you can have a sensitivity to.

Salicylic acid is something that occurs naturally, primarily in unripened fruit, and salicylic acid is something that’s actually the chemical that makes up aspirin. So if you ever took aspirin and had an allergic reaction to it or adverse reaction to it, you may have a sensitivity to salicylic acid, which is also known as “salicylate sensitivity” or “salicylate intolerance“.

Fruits and vegetables that are unripe contain salicylic acid as a natural pesticide, and you think about it, it’s a smart protection: the bugs are eating it this poison, and the fruit have high salicylic acid levels – until it ripens.

A lot of people who have eczema or psoriasis may have a sensitivity to salicylic acid. It’s something that not many people know about. More people understand that their sensitivities to foods like that contain gluten and suger and know to stay away from them. 

But this not many people know about this so we wanted to just raise the awareness and let you know that something to look for are foods that have high levels of salicylic acid – especially if you’re having problems with eczema or psoriasis or skin disorder. Combined with autoimmune condition it can be an issue, and something that we remove from the diet as well. 

If you have any difficulty with eczema or psoriasis or an autoimmune condition (digestive disorder IBS or Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis) you should know that there are sore alternative treatments these days for such issues. A lot of patients that have autoimmune condition with thyroid autoimmunity are seeking help in the field of alternative medicine.

And that is addressed firstly by checking to see what sensitivities the individual may have, making blood tests, making changes to his diet and checking to see if there are improvements. Some other methods include doing some inner-work an therapy that takes into account our emotional responses and reactions to different conditions (that may include our emotional responses to specific foods).

Some methods are focused on finding the specific things that can push or make that condition worse. And then the goal is to unwind that process so that you heal naturally.

Sensitivity to Salicylates – The Treatment

In the allergy field, salicylate sensitivity is being treated in two different ways: preventive and symptomatic. Lowering down the activity and levels of histamine in the body, which allows to reduce manifestations of pathology – is called “salicylates symptomatic treatment”. On the other hand, the exclusion of the intake of compounds that contain salicylic acid – is called “salicylates preventive treatment”. At least in the beginning of the process, the best way to deal with salicylate sensitivity is the preventive way. Afterwards the goal should be finding ways to improve and recover the body natural ability to deal with salicylic acid without any autoimmune symptoms.

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