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Some months ago I developed an allergy affecting my fingers. It is itchy and red in between my fingers and affects my left hand more than my right. I also have a patch on the palm of my hand. I got some Betnovate but it didn’t really cure it and I don’t want to use cortisone cream if I can help it. I wonder if there are any suggestions you could make?

I would suggest that you apply 7 Herb Cream to the affected areas, 2-3 times a day. This cream is a combination of St John’s Wort Oil, Calendula, Chamomile, Arnica and Witch Hazel in a herbal base of Avocado Oil. It is effective for the sore, cracked skin of eczema, as well as helping to soothe, soften and nourish the skin.

I have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. My symptoms include extreme tiredness, heavy aching muscles, flu-like symptoms with swollen glands, migraines, burning swollen joints and numbness in legs and arms. I would be grateful for any advice or treatment you could recommend.

It is essential to build up a healthy immune system with rest, sleep, and appropriate dietary management. In addition, herbal and vitamin supplements can help to support the body’s nervous and digestive system, as well as boost the immune system. It is difficult to advise on general diet as allergic reactions arising from a depressed immune system vary greatly from sufferer to sufferer. However, certain foods should certainly be avoided and this would include fermented products, cheese, wine, mushrooms and chocolate. Indeed the diet should be as natural as possible and therefore, all foods containing artificial preservatives, colourings and flavourings should be avoided. In addition, refined white flour and sugar should also be excluded from the diet. The remedies Daily Choice Antioxidant, Eleutherococcus, and Energy Factors, would be beneficial.

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