eczema

Eczema is generalized as varying skin conditions that result in inflamed skin. I have a personal experience with the condition, a small patch between the fingers of my left hand where it becomes extremely difficult to avoid soap and water or apply steroids. There are a few natural remedies that help me resolve the problem to a great extent and I will be sharing all of them in this space.

Symptoms

– dry, crusty and scaled or leathery skin

– uncontrollable itching

– weeping sores due to blisters

– Redness and inflammation in the affected area (I suffer from a lot of redness and sensitive skin on my hand)

Causes

– Food allergens are the main cause of eczema. Common food culprits are meat, dairy, gluten, corn and citrus food.

– Stress and genetics also play a role in this condition.

– Intolerance to caustic and toxic detergents or fabric softeners.

Care

Do not scratch: Scratching can introduce infectious agents into the skin, leading to bacterial infection worsening the condition.

Healthy Diet & Nutrition: give your body the nutrients it needs while avoiding the allergens that lead to inflammation.

yoga for stress management cure eczema
yoga for stress management cure eczema

Stress Management: Stress is not the cause of eczema but it could be the trigger of a flare-up. Practice exercise, yoga or meditation to reduce stress.

Natural personal care:  products that are free from a harmful chemical list are best for your skin.

Wear non-irritating clothing: Wear loose clothing and avoid items made from rough, scratchy fabrics.

Use a humidifier: Dry air due to air conditioning can worsen eczema; an air humidifier will add moisture to the air and to your skin.

Avoid Lavish bathing routine: Bath for not more than 10 minutes, to avoid stripping moisture from the skin which will make eczema worse.

Moisturize: especially after the shower while your skin is still damp as this locks in more moisture. Use natural moisturizers.

Natural Remedies:

Coconut Oil: coconut oil is a great antibacterial. Apply a thin layer of oil to relieve dryness, itch, and pain.

Sunflower oil: Sunflower oil is proven to improve the barrier function of the skin and it also relieves itching and dryness.

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Aloe vera for eczema

Aloe Vera & Vitamin E: Pure Aloe Vera extracted from the leaf of Aloe

Vera plant mixed with Vitamin E works the best. Aloe is a natural skin

soother. It conditions and hydrates dry and rough skin and vitamin E’s anti-

Inflammatory and antioxidant properties help relieve eczema.

Calendula: Calendula is believed to benefit eczema by reducing inflammation, eliminating bacteria, and promote healing of your skin. Try using calendula oil or lotions available over the counters.

Use oats: Oats contain anti-inflammatory and anti-itching compounds that can be very soothing. Mix some oatmeal and water together until it forms a paste. Then apply it directly to your eczema. Let it sit for 20 minutes and rinse off followed by a good moisturizer.

 

I hope you found the article helpful. Always remember that you can also cure your Eczema naturally using clean foods and supplements. Eczema isn’t contagious like a cold and I know a lot of people who cured it naturally!

 

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