5 natural ways to help with eczema.
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition characterized by red, itchy, and inflamed patches of skin. While there are many medical treatments available for eczema, all with their share of "acceptable" health risks, some people prefer to treat it naturally using home remedies and natural ingredients. Here are some examples of natural ways to treat eczema, I have found works.
Honey - Honey is a natural ingredient that can help reduce inflammation and moisturize dry, itchy skin. Honey has antibacterial properties and can help prevent infections in eczema-prone skin. Apply a thin layer of honey to the affected areas, and let it sit for 20-30 minutes before rinsing it off with cool water.
Oatmeal Baths - Oatmeal is a natural ingredient that can soothe irritated skin. Adding oatmeal to a cool to warm bath can help relieve itching and dryness associated with eczema. The cooler the water the better, you do not want to cook the oatmeal. The oatmeal forms a protective barrier on the skin, helping to lock in moisture and reduce inflammation. It also forces your skin to return to its proper Ph Balance. Allowing the body time to get out of its aggravated state and into its healing state. To make an oatmeal bath, grind a cup of oatmeal in a blender or food processor, and add it to a warm bath.
Coconut Oil - Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that can be very effective in treating eczema. The oil contains lauric acid, which has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying coconut oil to the affected areas can help reduce inflammation and relieve itching. It is best to use virgin coconut oil, which is unrefined and contains more of the beneficial properties.
Aloe Vera - Aloe vera is a natural ingredient that can help soothe and heal eczema-prone skin. Aloe vera gel contains compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, making it an effective treatment for eczema. Apply a thin layer of aloe vera gel to the affected areas, and let it dry before rinsing it off with cool water.
Chamomile Chamomile is a natural ingredient that can help reduce inflammation and relieve itching associated with eczema. Chamomile tea can be used to make a compress or applied directly to the skin. To make a chamomile compress, steep a chamomile tea bag in hot water, then let it cool. Apply the tea bag to the affected area for 10-15 minutes.
These natural remedies can help reduce inflammation, relieve itching, and moisturize dry skin. While these treatments may not work for everyone, they are generally safe and can be a good alternative to medical treatments for those who prefer a natural approach. As with any treatment, it is important to talk to a healthcare provider before starting a new regimen.
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