Those of us with eczema are constantly studying .
Because of this site we have read that cilantro works as a heavy metal detox and for some reason it is helping at least 50% tremendously, me included. I didn't test positive to nickle or cobalt on my patch test 5 years ago and these were the only metals tested for. Yet recently had a blood test to determine allergies to metal and bone cement as I am considering a knee replacement. Of the 9 metals it tested for I reacted to 7, only iron and titanium not causing an allergic reaction. My worst reactions were to aluminum and nickle and cobalt. Why this didn't show up 5 years ago with the patch test I don't know. Perhaps the blood test is more accurate.
If cilantro is working as heavy metal detox and cleaned out the allergic metals in my blood perhaps that is why I am improved. My thinking is that if Grover's is caused or can be triggered by metals then those of us that are allergic to metals have more of a tendency to develop Grover's and once we have Grover's a chronic incurable autoimmune disease the metal may trigger symptoms. Metals build up in our bodies.
This revelation about metal allergy's puts a few more pieces of my eczema puzzle together. I have avoided all other allergen's identified on my 5 Day Extended Patch Test, yet even when I avoid make up with my know allergens I find the majority of products that should be "safe" cause an allergic reaction. After wasting money and suffering I have found a few products I can use without irritation, but a safe eye shadow has alluded me. After buying dozens of eye brown pencils I finally found one that causes no reaction and believe me this has made me very happy as my brow hair is so light. I never tossed or gave away many of these expensive offending products and re-read the ingredients, many contain metals.
Metals are hard to avoid, they are even in our water, so let's hope the continued daily use of cilantro will continue to alleviate symptoms for many of us.