Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is a non-contagious chronic skin disorder that shows symptoms like dry skin, red patches, swelling, blistering, and cracking of the skin and constant itching that is often unbearable. It refers to an allergic-reaction that manifests as skin inflammation and can be mild to severe. Rash can occur on the hands, legs, face, neck and in between the creases of knees and elbows.There are steroid creams and medications available for treating eczema, but most of them give temporary relief; and after finishing the course, eczema reappears. But there are several natural remedies that can help you to prevent future outbreaks by striking at its roots. These natural remedies will help to prevent outbreaks and treat eczema successfully when the flare ups occur.
Natural Cure For Eczema In Adults
To avoid flare ups, avoid all kinds of irritants, particularly skin irritants like soaps, shampoos, perfumes that are laden with chemicals. Detergents, solvents and chlorine in water and many other environmental factors can cause eczema. Use 100% organic products that trigger this condition.Also avoid wearing synthetic clothes. Since eczema is an allergic reaction of the skin, avoid food irritants to which you are allergic like milk, sugar, other dairy products, seafood, eggs, peanuts, soy products etc.
Olive oil is highly beneficial for treating eczema flare ups and prevention of future outbreaks. Polyphenols contained in olive oil are rich source of antioxidants like catechins and flavonoids. You can derive maximum benefit by using this natural oil externally and internally as well.By restoring hydration to the cells, olive oil lessens the acidic content of the body and makes the eczema causing agents less effective and prepares the body to fight the root cause because of which eczema flares up again and again. Regular use of this oil will reduce inflammation, itching and dryness of the skin by hydrating the skin and strengthening the immune system.
Vitamin rich almond oil contains ursolic acid and oleic acid which have anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. These compounds are also effective in repairing the skin cells.Applying and massaging it all over the body will help to prevent dryness of the skin and help to stop recurrent eczema attacks.
Effectiveness of aloe Vera in treating wounds and burns is a known remedy. But very few people know that aloe Vera gel is an amazing remedy for treating eczema. The best way to use it is directly from the leaf of the aloe Vera plant. You can store the leaf in the freezer and use the gel when required.
Calendula oil is another effective remedy for treating eczema. Using this natural oil, especially after bath, will help to lock the skin’s own moisture and reduce itching.A recent study conducted reveals that eczema sufferers develop gaps between their skin cells that allow allergens to get in. Moisturizing often will fill these gaps and prevent allergens from entering into the skin.
An oatmeal bath can help to sooth itchy and dry skin. Mix packaged oatmeal bath mix in a tub of lukewarm water. Soak your body for 15-20 minutes.After bath, pat dry your skin and apply moisturizer immediately. Keep your nails short to avoid scratching and skin damage as scratching can worsen the symptoms of eczema.
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.