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Natural Remedies for Treating Eczema
There are numerous people with eczema that rely on prescription medications supplied by their family physician for the treatment of this skin condition. While this is an option for some people, if you are watching this video, chances are you are looking for a more natural remedy.
A few advantages of choosing a natural remedy include:
They can be much safer than many prescription and over-the-counter options that can cause harmful side effects They are often much less expensive They can provide effective relief from the common symptoms that are associated with eczema They may eliminate the need for costly doctor visits
So what does it take to treat Eczema?
Maintaining an adequate level of moisture in the skin is one of the most important parts of keeping flare-ups of eczema at bay.
Another vital part of effectively treating eczema involves the reduction of inflammation that this skin condition known to cause.
There are quite a few home remedy options that can help to alleviate the itching and inflammation of eczema. Here is a list of some of the most commonly used options.
has been found to have antibacterial, antimicrobial, immune system boosting and wound healing properties.
Aloe Vera can soothe broken skin, reduce inflammation, and promote healing of eczema. Choose an aloe vera product with few ingredients to avoid irritation.
Aloe Vera may cause burning or stinging, so start with a small amount to assess your sensitivity.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Skin is naturally acidic. People with eczema tend to have slightly less acidic skin. Many soaps, detergents, and cleansers are alkaline, causing the skin to become less acidic. Undiluted apple cider vinegar is highly acidic and can be harmful if placed directly on the skin. To use apple cider vinegar, add 2 cups to a warm bath then soak for 15-20 minutes. Rinse the body thoroughly after the bath. Moisturize within several minutes of leaving the bath.
Another natural remedy
is Ultraviolet Light A limited amount of exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun can be extremely helpful in reducing eczema symptoms.
Ultraviolet light helps to promote the production of Vitamin D within the body. Vitamin D helps to keep the skin moisturized and it is also great for decreasing inflammation.
is another natural remedy for eczema. Oatmeal has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to improve skin dryness and relieve itching.
Use high-quality colloidal oatmeal powder, with oatmeal as the only ingredient to avoid further irritation from other ingredients.
To use, add colloidal oatmeal powder to a warm bath and soak for 15-20 minutes.
Omega 3 oil
Adding a daily Omega 3 supplement to your health routine, allows the body to be able to naturally fight against inflammation.
This natural product is believed to help reduce pain. Primrose oil can be taken as a supplement or simply rubbed gently onto areas of the skin that flare up with eczema breakouts.
This is a supplement that contains a high level of vitamins and minerals that help to assist in the skin’s function and the new growth of skin cells. This, in turn, helps to turn over the inflamed skin cells to reveal healthy skin tissue.
Vitamins and Minerals
Essential vitamins like A, B, C, and E, as well as Zinc nutrients, is important for providing a natural protection of the skin. They also help in the healing process when flare-ups occur, and they promote good skin health.
Eczema is an inflammatory condition, so eating a diet consisting of anti-inflammatory foods, can help reduce the effects of inflammation.
Anti-inflammatory foods include fish, leafy greens, beans and lentils, colorful fruits, vegetables, turmeric, and cinnamon.
Foods to avoid include dairy, eggs, soy, wheat, and sugar. In summary:
Research has found there is no cure for eczema, but many natural home remedies can help manage the symptoms associated with eczema. Talk with your doctor to determine which of these home remedies may be right for you.
Disclaimer: The information contained on Natural Living Hacks is provided for general and educational purposes only and does not replace appropriate legal, medical or other professional advice on any subject matter. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider if you suspect that you may have a medical problem. Discuss all diet or activity modifications that you feel may benefit your condition, with your medical professional to rule out the potential for negative side effects.