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
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
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.