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Eczema Treatments

by Billy W. 

Eczema is a skin condition characterized by bumps on the skin, redness, itchiness, and inflammation. Anyone at any age can have eczema, although the condition is more common with children and infants. There are different types of eczema, and these can be classified according to where it has shown up and the possible cause. 

To say that having eczema is unpleasant is an understatement; it can be seriously uncomfortable to the point that you cannot stop scratching at the affected area, thereby worsening the condition and probably being open to infections. 

You might wonder, what are good eczema treatments? There are plenty of options to choose from, like using an eczema ointment, or consulting with a doctor to find out if any medications are needed. These depend on the severity of the condition, as well as which part of the skin has been affected. 

There are plenty of lotions available to treat eczema and dry skin; the best lotions for eczema are those which have been specifically formulated for use by people with eczema. You can ask your doctor about what is good to use for your eczema based on your specific condition. 

Keeping your skin clean, moisturized, and germ free is good for eczema prevention. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure and it is easier to prevent eczema rather than treat it when itís there. Keeping your skin hydrated, eating a healthy diet, avoiding use of harsh soaps and not eating food youíre allergic to also help to prevent eczema. 

One of the things to keep in mind is if its children who have eczema, you will need to make sure to trim their nails short. This will prevent them from scratching on the affected area and causing further skin breakage and inflammation, and possibly infections. 

What else is good for eczema? You can also try out several home eczema treatments, like using dead sea salt as a scrub or by adding it to your bath. Adding a few drops of lavender oil to your bath is also said to reduce itchiness and swelling. Aloe vera is also good for eczema and is in some eczema ointments; it reduces swelling and inflammation and helps alleviate the itchiness. 

You can find plenty of other home remedies online which are said to be good for eczema. You should carefully check out the required ingredients in these remedies to make sure you are not allergic to any of them to avoid worsening your current skin condition. Also, make sure to consult with your doctor with regards to using these home remedies. Your doctor might recommend you take certain medications, and itís best to make sure none of the eczema treatments you will be using have contraindications with your medication. 

If you keep yourself clean, eat a balanced diet avoiding anything youíre allergic to, donít use any harsh soaps or lotions, and keep your skin moisturized, you have made major strides towards avoiding eczema. There have been studies which say that genetics may play a part in having eczema, but it also helps to take preventive measures so that you wonít have to have it.