Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic allergic condition in which the skin develops areas of itchy, scaly rashes. Symptoms of eczema include inflammation, swelling, itching, burning sensation and redness. Severe eczema can also produce blisters, crusting and scaling of skin.
Some of the common causes are an allergic reaction, certain environmental conditions, irritants, accumulation of toxins in the body, nutritional deficiencies, and genetics. People who have thin or dry skin are more prone to eczema.
Home remedies for eczema
Living with eczema at any stage in life, whether during childhood or adulthood, can evolve into a severely troublesome skin problem that can take a toll on your physical and mental health.
Recurring itchy, dry skin can turn to damaged, red, and raised patches that can lead to agony and embarrassment. Eczema patients can begin to heal themselves without the use of harmful chemical creams. With these home remedies to treat mild to severe eczema in kids and adults.
GO ON A DIET – Typically, skin conditions such as eczema have to do with poor dieting. Eczema food triggers such as eggs, fish, peanuts, and soy are known to help reduce flare-ups, but this can vary from person to person. These foods may also exacerbate eczema because many people cannot properly digest the proteins, which causes an allergic reaction. Eczema patients can go on an allergy-elimination diet for 30 days, by removing these food triggers that contain gluten and casein (wheat and dairy). Also during this 30-day healing phase, it’s advised to get rid of toxic cleaning products and cosmetics with harmful chemical irritants.
USE COCONUT OIL – The amazing antimicrobial and moisturising properties of coconut oil can greatly help deal with the problem of eczema. It can significantly reduce redness, scaling and dryness within a few days. Gently apply some warm coconut oil on the affected area to soften the skin. For best results, use virgin coconut oil daily before going to bed.
USE HONEY – Honey is a very commonly used ingredient that can help reduce the inflammatory condition of the skin. It also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Mix equal parts of raw honey, beeswax and olive oil. Heat the mixture in a double-boiler to make an ointment. When it cools, apply it to your skin and leave it on for several hours. Do this daily for several weeks to notice positive improvement in your skin condition.
OATMEAL BATH – An oatmeal bath can help treat skin irritation, itching and rashes. It will also help keep your skin moisturised.
Mix one cup of fine powdered oatmeal in lukewarm bath water.
Soak in this bath water for 15 to 20 minutes daily.
Repeat this remedy daily for one month.