Eczema is one of the most common skin diseases that affects more infants and children than adults. The disease is fairly easy to recognize. Usually it appears on the hands and legs, the folds of the knees and elbows and on the face. The skin in these areas becomes extremely dry, thickened, red and swollen. One of the most unpleasant symptoms of eczema is the unbearable itching.
The treatment of eczema is mostly done with steroid creams or steroids and antihistamines taken orally. Patients often need to take medicines that ruin their immune system and cause long-lasting adverse reactions. However, eczema can be treated successfully with natural therapies.
Although it may seem controversial, sea salt can soothe the itching. Dissolve one tablespoon of sea salt in a cup of warm water and stir well. Fill a spray bottle with the mixture and moist the affected areas. If you are having a holiday on the beach, swimming in the sea may also alleviate itching.
Chamomile soothes the skin and reduces inflammation and itching. A chamomile can relieve the symptoms.
How to prepare a chamomile bath
Heat up 1 l of water, but not to the point where it starts boiling. Before it starts to boil, pull the pot off the heat, and pour the water onto 5 chamomile tea filters or 4-5 teaspoons of dried camomile flower. Pour the tea into the bath water and mix it in well. Sit in the water for as much as it feels comfortable.
Coconut oil can also repieve the symptoms of eczema. It is gentle and effective, and soothes the skin imediately. Rub 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil into your skin daily.
Hydration is of utmost importance for red and itchy skin. Taking a bath allows moisture to enter the skin. In order for moisture to remain in the skin, a suitable moisturizer should be used after bathing or showering. However, for some eczema patients, a bath is the worst solution. First try out magnesium bath to see how your skin reacts to it. Add a cup of skin-soothing magnesium or a cup of Epsom salt to lukewarm bath water. A few tablespoons of Himalayan salt may also be very useful.
Hempseed oil has proven to have beneficial effects on many skin problems, including eczema. The beneficial effect is due to the high fatty acid content, which enhances the response immune of the immune sysytem and promotes healing. For the best effect, use the oil both externally and internally. When applied on the skin, it will alleviate redness and itching.
This versatile spice is one of the most effective remedies to treat inflammation. It helps to restore the health of the skin and it reduces redness and itching. Curcuma may be used both externally and internally to treat the disease. To make a cream, mix curcuma with some oil, such as coconut or jojoba oil.