Eczema is a skin disorder that is difficult to treat with anti biotic medication and hence natural methods take precedence. Eczema is a skin condition that is commonly found in babies and children and in some cases found in adults as well. The disorder is directly linked with dry skin, inflammation of the skin and a weak or dysfunctional immune system.
When the skin has an eczema attack it becomes red and may have boils that ooze pus. The skin becomes thick and crusty and may begin to itch. There is a possibility of spreading the infection if you scratch the skin.
These rashes can form on any part of the body and in most cases chemical exposure from harsh soaps and personal hygiene products is the main cause of the infection. Though there are a variety of over the counter drugs available to cure this condition most people prefer to use natural methods to treat it as there is no fear of side effects.
Aromatherapy is the treatment that is most preferred to cure eczema as the oils that are used helps to condition and moisturize the skin. In this way it attacks the problem from the root. There are several oils that can be used in the treatment of eczema.
Most of these can be used directly on the skin while others will need to be diluted with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil. One must speak with a certified practitioner before using these oils on the skin as using it in the wrong way may have adverse effects on the skin.
The most effective oils in the treatment of eczema are lavender, patchouli, rosemary and rose. These oils help to moisturize the skin and eliminate the rash.
How to administer the use of the oil
It is best to use the oil after a bath or shower. However if you are using the oil more than once a day then merely washing the affected area with soap and water will suffice. Pour a few drops of the oil on the area and gently massage the area; do not apply any pressure as you may rupture the boils. Wash your hands after you massage the area in order to prevent spreading the infection to other areas of the body. Let the oil stay on the skin; do not wash it. The skin will absorb the oil from the surface and will reduce the infection.