Home Remedies for Eczema
by Sylvia Buchour
Eczema is a skin condition
characterized by inflammation, dryness, swelling, and redness. This is common
with kids and infants, although anyone at any age, and any nationality can have
eczema. The skin may feel rough and thick, and there may even be little bumps
on the skin present.
Regardless of the different
types of eczema that is present on your skin, treating it to alleviate symptoms
and improve the condition of your skin should be your primary concern. You can
buy an eczema lotion, a lotion specifically formulated to keep skin moisturized
without triggering any other adverse skin reactions. Below are a few easy home
remedies for eczema you can try:
Keep your skin clean.
As the saying
goes, prevention is always better than cure. Keep your skin clean, germ-free,
and moisturized to prevent having eczema at all. Drinking plenty of water,
keeping your skin hydrated, and a balanced diet are a must.
One of the
popular home remedies for eczema is to use a walnut scrub. You can actually use
any type of nut, but walnut is the most common. Use a blender or a food
processor and grind the walnuts until they are coarse. Walnuts contain
essential fatty acids which help soften the skin. Blend in some oil, and apply
on the affected area.
beta-glucan which creates a protective film on top of the skin which locks in
the moisture. You can mix oatmeal with water and then use it as a scrub on the
affected area, or use it as a whole body scrub. Using an oatmeal scrub is one
of the home remedies for eczema where you can easily find the ingredients and
takes a few seconds to prepare. The oatmeal scrub will help reduce itching,
cool the skin down, and remove dead skin cells and help the new skin to grow
Using Aloe Vera
Aloe vera has
an anti-inflammatory and cooling effect, which makes it one of the popular home
remedies for eczema. Kids will find that the affected area is not as itchy as
before. Aloe vera also has anti-fungal properties which will prevent any
infections. You can grow aloe vera at home, or buy the gel from your local
Dandelion and Mint Leaves
One of the
home remedies for eczema you can do at home is to make a lotion out of crushed
dandelion and mint leaves mixed with coconut oil. Leave it on the affected area
for 20-30 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
These home remedies for eczema
can help alleviate the symptoms and improve how your skin looks. These home
remedies also help reduce itching and keep your skin moisturized. Of course, it
pays to check with your doctor first to find out if itís OK for you to use
these home remedies for eczema after your condition has been assessed. Your
doctor may also recommend certain medications for you; be sure to tell your
doctor if youíll be using any of the home remedies mentioned above to make sure
there will not be any adverse reactions.