What are some
eczema natural remedies and techniques you can try?
Eczema is known as dermatitis. It is a disorder of the skin that can
range from being just annoying to severe discomfort and pain. The most common symptoms of
eczema are rashes and mild to severe itching on skin on any part of
Unfortunately, science has not discovered any known cure for this
global problem. Fortunately, there are many different home and natural
remedies that can be tried to manage the itch and discomfort. Some
methods can be quite effective in some people and it is worth trying
since there is little risk involved.
Children seem to be prone to developing eczema. The most commonly used
prescription creams are corticosteroids (steroids) that suppress the
immune system to stop the rash and itch. Although it is effective,
there are known long-term side effects such as absorption of the
steroids through the skin and permanent thinning of the skin. These two
major side effects are the reason why many people are looking for an
alternative natural solution.
Lifestyle and Better Food Choices
is known to worsen and trigger outbreaks of eczema. Children may
not know how to manage stress the way adults can so you may need to
spend more effort in teaching them the basics.
No doubt, you are what you eat. Avoid eating "junk foods" including
deep-fried foods. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Cut back on sweats
Apply coconut oil or a good natural moisturizer to keep the skin moist.
Dry skin further worsens the eczema symptoms. If possible, choose a
brand that uses organic ingredients and that are free from dyes and
Also consider using aloe Vera as it has healing properties and is an excellent first or second choice as well.
Applying a cold compress can help to control the rash and itch from
eczema. This method can be used for eczema in any location of the body.
The cold temperature makes the symptoms less severe because it makes the
nerves less sensitive.
#4 Natural Remedies
Mix camphor with sandalwood and apply the mixture to the area affected
by eczema. This can give you quick and effective relief from the itch
and discomfort. Start with a small amount of camphor at first and then
increase the amount you add to the paste. Too much camphor can cause
irritation as well.
hazel can be used as it has anti-inflammatory properties that are
perfect for eczema conditions. Chamomile can also be added to witch
hazel. Experiment with a mixture until you find one that works for your exact skin type.
Natural Soaps and Cleansers
Use perfume-free soap to wash the affected areas. Honey glycerin soap
is a good choice. Also consider organic or naturally made soap. This
will avoid exposure to harsh chemicals used in commercially available
There is no cure for eczema but by following some steps, you can keep
the symptoms under control and the rash and itch to a minimum.
people can lead perfectly normal lives symptom free most of the time.
All you need is some patience to find at least one of the many eczema
natural remedies that will work for your particular situation.
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