[toc]Eczema is defined as a chronic skin condition in which the skin becomes inflamed and rough with blisters. This causes itching and bleeding. Atopic dermatitis is a very common kind of eczema, which causes itchiness and rashes. It can appear on any part of the body. The affected region will become dry, scaly and thick. The skin will become red and then will slowly turn brown.
The condition is stressful and quite uncomfortable. Eczema generally emerges on the face, knees, wrist, hands and feet. The actual cause is unknown, but it is directly linked with the immune system and its response to irritants. When you suspect that your skin is infected you need to consult a doctor. The condition is treatable and natural cures are found to be quite effective in treating this condition.
Natural Cures For Eczema In Adults
Epsom Salt Bath
Epsom salt contains magnesium and sulfate. It hydrates the body and aids in healing eczema. Magnesium has anti-inflammatory properties and it influences the factors responsible for causing inflammation and alters the immunological responses to antigens. Eczema is generally caused due to hypersensitivity reactions to allergens. The immune system of the body produces a lot of pro-inflammatory substances, but Epsom salt can block those substances from being produced and getting released into the blood stream.
It is useful in treating inflamed eczema lesions and also relives itching. It hydrates the body and reduces edema as well as swelling of the skin. It has anti-microbial effects, thus prevents further infection. It is a powerful detoxifier and promotes the elimination of toxins from the body, which are the primary cause for eczema. Magnesium and sulfate put an end to eczema break out. They also quicken the recovery process and help in regeneration of the skin. Just add some Epsom salt to your daily bath and dip your body in it for 15 minutes.
All the required nutrients are provided through food, but sometimes the body needs extra boost to fight against certain conditions, which can be taken as supplements. In a few cases, the cause for eczema may be Omega 3 fatty acid deficiency. They are required to reduce and treat inflammation in the body as well as cure dryness. In this case, taking food rich in omega 3 fatty acids can cure the condition.
Supplementing the body with Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin C, E as well as D can be effective in treating eczema. They are rich in antioxidants and will improve the skin health, texture and increase the production of collagens. They protect the skin and body from free radicals as well as enhance the metabolism of essential fatty acids.
The clothes that you wear are always in contact with the skin. They may be rubbing, brushing or chafing the skin. Eczema may worsen due to the clothes you wear especially during winter, when you try to wear more layers of clothes to protect yourself. The condition worsens, when you try to cover the affected area with clothes. The skin will turn more itchy and irritating.
You can wear soft textured clothes and loose ones to avoid skin irritation. Wear sport clothing to keep the skin cool and prevent excessive seating. This way, you can feel more comfortable. Washing detergents may flare up eczema conditions. Use natural washing powders or different biological brands for your clothes if you have eczema.
Chamomile is excellent in treating eczema. It has anti-inflammatory effects, which can soothe the inflamed skin due to eczema. It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. The falvanoids present in chamomile are rich anti-oxidants that quench free radicals in the body, thus they are beneficial for the body and skin. Bisabolol present in chamomile has skin-healing effects.
You can brew chamomile tea using dried flowers and drink it every day to cure eczema. You can drink 3- 4 glasses of chamomile tea in a day. Chamomile essential oil can be used directly on the skin for massaging or it can be added in a warm bath to treat the skin condition.
Aloe vera is a miracle herb and is highly beneficial for treating eczema. Aloe moisturizes the skin and hydrates it. It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It alleviates itchiness and redness of the skin and effectively reduces dry skin patches. It makes the skin soft and reduces irritation as well as aids in skin regeneration.
It is a good detoxifier as well. You can remove a fresh aloe leaf from the plant and split it, to drain the yellow latex. The gel from the leaf can be removed and applied directly on the skin or aloe juice can be taken daily to relieve eczema.