How to Treat Eczema Naturally
By Rachel M.
There are several studies which
show that eczema, a broadly used term to describe skin conditions which show
inflammation, redness, or even dryness of the skin, can be caused by genetics
or environmental triggers. There are also studies which show that eczema is
caused by a combination of both.
A dermatologist will be able to
assess the severity of your condition. Eczema can affect anyone at any age,
although it is more common with infants and children. Doctors can recommend
certain medications and an eczema cream to alleviate the symptoms, but there
are people who prefer to look for ways on how to treat eczema naturally. Here
are a few ideas to help you get started.
and Change Your Diet
Eczema can be
triggered by certain food you’re allergic to, so it’s best that you evaluate
your current diet and begin taking out those which cause your skin to break
out. You can choose fish and organic fruits and vegetables plus nuts. Choose
those which are rich with fatty omega acids to keep your skin healthy. This is
the first way to treat eczema naturally.
Have Frequent Warm Showers
help retain your skin’s moisture, which is very important if you have eczema.
After having your warm shower, this is the best time to apply a moisturizer or
eczema cream because the skin can absorb everything.
Keep Your Hands Clean at All Times
Make sure to
wash your hands frequently and apply a light cream afterwards, thereby keeping
your hands clean as much as possible. This will help prevent any bacteria from
being transferred when you touch your eczema. This is not only a way to treat
eczema naturally, but it is also a simple and straightforward way to make sure
your skin condition does not worsen.
Add Lavender Oil to Your Bath
Lavender oil has
anti–bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and calming properties. This is one of the
ways you can treat eczema naturally – just add a few drops in your warm bath
and soak for a few minutes. The lavender oil will help relieve the itching and
Use Dead Sea Salt
Another way to treat eczema is to use dead sea salt either as
a scrub on the affected area, as a whole body scrub, or by mixing a few parts
into your bath. Dead sea salt is rich with minerals that help soothe your skin,
promote new skin growth, and keep your skin moisturized.
There are other ways how to treat
eczema naturally; you can search online and you’ll find plenty of different
home remedies to choose from. Just be sure to consult with your doctor
regarding the ingredients these different home remedies have, and make sure
none of the ingredients included in the treatments are causing your eczema in the
first place. Additionally, your doctor will be able to advise you of whether it
is OK to use these treatments depending on the severity of your eczema.