My treatment for eczema may not work exactly for you but feel free to experiment and adapt it until you find what relieves your symptoms. It took me a while to develop, but now I have fewer outbreaks and they are not as severe as they were when I was in my teens. Basically, my treatment for eczema is in two parts: prevention and herbal relief.
Every time you have a breakout of eczema, play detective and try to figure out what triggered the attack. Was it a new soap, shower gel or shampoo that you used? Did you use a harsh cleanser or solvent when cleaning the house? Were you out in very hot or cold weather just before the breakout?
Are you going through a very stressful time in your life? Did you eat something that you are allergic to? Were you wearing clothing that irritated your skin? Were you exposed to smoke or irritating chemicals? Is your skin extremely dry or very sweaty?
Ask yourself these kinds of questions to see if you can identify anything that aggravated your skin. Try to eliminate it from your house and your life. Replace irritating products with less toxic ones with fewer harsh ingredients. Check what is available in your local whole foods store or online. Organic or green products are available from many sources. Check the labels on products before you buy them. Once you find products that do not cause a flare up, stick with them.
A lot of the ingredients for my treatment for eczema can be found in my kitchen. Recently I discovered that a paste of turmeric applied to an itchy patch of eczema on my hand worked really fast. Curry powder contains turmeric but you need to buy the pure spice. Mix a teaspoon of turmeric with a little warm water and put it on your skin. Cover the skin with a loose bandage and let it do its work. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
Another treatment for eczema is chamomile tea. You can find the tea in your grocery store. Brew a strong tea with two tea bags in a cup of water. Apply the chamomile tea to your skin on a compress of clean cotton cloth. You can also keep the tea in the refrigerator and dab or splash a small amount on your skin to fight itchiness.
Rosemary, another common herb in the kitchen, can be added to your bathwater. Rosemary has a lovely fragrance and works to stimulate the skin cells to heal.
Aloe vera is not a common cooking ingredient, but it is often sold as a sunburn treatment.It has many healing properties. I like to use it as a moisturizer after a bath or to soothe inflamed skin anytime. Keeping this gel in the refrigerator also makes it one of my favorite treatments for eczema.
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