Eczema is a chronic condition with no known cause although researchers think it might be due to an immune system problem. It is not contagious and some people who first have it in childhood outgrow it. Eczema treatment consists of relieving the symptoms.
Aloe Vera For Itchy Skin
Don’t scratch. That is hard to do for an adult and almost impossible for a child. To make it easier, apply pure aloe vera gel to the skin to cool and soothe an itch. Aloe vera is one of the most widely used herbs and it is sold in many forms in stores. Look for the pure product without any added alcohol or chemical additives. Eczema treatment should be pure and gentle on the skin.
Aloe is safe for sensitive skin. It has natural healing and moisturizing properties. It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. It is slightly anesthetic and relieves pain and itch. It reduces inflammation and promotes healing. You can use aloe gel on the skin as often as you like. It is clear and colorless and has no objectionable odor.
Aloe is easy to grow and makes an attractive, healthy indoor plant. When you need some gel you can cut and peel one of the long succulent leaves and use the gel directly on the skin. It has many herbal uses besides eczema treatment; the most well-known might be treating burns and sunburns
Bathing to Calm the Itch
A cool or lukewarm bath with soothing additions can be very comforting for itching children at bedtime. Anyone with an itch can benefit from these eczema treatments.
Add one can of evaporated (not condensed) milk to the bath, or sprinkle pure oatmeal or cornstarch over the water.
Rinse in clear water after bathing and dry gently with a soft towel. Apply a moisturizer such as almond or sesame oil or extra virgin olive oil. Using organic oils eliminates the possibility of irritation from chemical additives found in most commercial skin preparations. Natural vitamin E oil can also be used.
Infusions for Eczema Treatment
Infusions are herbal preparations made by boiling herbs similar to making strong tea. Two herbs that are recommended for eczema treatment are chamomile and rosemary.
Chamomile has anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties. You can find the tea bags in most supermarkets and health food stores. Boil three tea bags in two cups of water and let steep for 15 minutes. When it cools, make a compress with a soft cotton cloth and place on the affected area
Rosemary is an evergreen spice plant that can be found in your supermarket. Boil two tablespoons of the dry herb and strain and use the liquid in a compress as described for chamomile.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.