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What is Good for Eczema?

By Silvia Buchour

Eczema is a term used to describe most skin inflammatory conditions. The word eczemacomes from Greek words which mean "to boil over. This type of skin condition is characterized by reddish bumps on skin, which can be extremely itchy and irritating. There are different types of eczema, and some are classified according to the affected area (like hand eczema), its appearance, and the possible cause (like varicose eczema).

Most of the time, it is infants and children who have eczema, and any race or nationality can be affected.It can however, occur at any age. When it comes to kids with eczema, it is important that their nails are trimmed so that they cannot scratch the bumps on their skin which can lead to infections and more serious conditions.

How to Treat Eczema

The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it is believed that these bumps on skinare caused by a combination of environmental factors and genetics. There have been studies which show that most eczema patients have a relative or two who also had the same bumps on skin or a similar condition. The use of soaps, chemicals, and even food allergies also contribute to the development of eczema on the skin.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways eczema can be treated. Of course, what is good for eczema differs depending on the age of the patient, the part of the skin affected, and the overall health condition of the patient. A doctor can best recommend what kind of treatment is needed, although there are some eczema home treatments available.

The Use of an Anti Itch Cream

An anti itch cream is a great way to alleviate the symptoms of eczema. Using an anti itch cream is ideal especially with kids, so that they will not scratch the affected area which will cause it to become worse. Make sure to keep their nails trimmed short as well.

Adding Lavender Oil in a Bath

Placing a few drops of lavender oil in the bath will surely help in treating bumps on skin, as the oil will help keep the skin hydrated and moisturized.

Using Dead Sea Salt as a Scrub

Using dead sea salt to treat bumps on skin is one of the eczema home treatments available. Sea salts are rich in minerals which soothe the skin, reduce inflammation, and regenerate new skin cells. Dead sea salt can be used as a scrub on the affected area, or mixed with a warm bath.

Ask a doctor if you can use an anti itch cream, mixing lavender oil in a bath, and dead sea salt for the bumps on skin or eczema. There are other eczema home treatments available, but make sure to check with a doctor first to make sure that using different home treatments is OK to use along with any medication the doctor will be giving. Also, be sure to check with the doctor if you can try these eczema home treatments after the doctor has assessed the severity of your eczema.

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Eczema - reddish bumps on the skin - can be treated with an anti-itch lotion, using lavender oil in the bath, and using dead sea salt as a scrub.