Eczema is generally caused by food or airborne allergies. It is an itchy skin condition. It may manifest just as dry skin rash or in the extreme condition as oozing sores that require bandaging.
Removing the source of allergy can reduce eczema.
It can easily get spread due to your own carelessness. Home remedies work more effectively if the infection is not spread widely. Don't scratch as it will cause secondary infections. If the itch is strong then run the area with your fingertips but avoid all temptations to scratch.
You can use many natural and different home remedies to get rid of your eczema but you have to take the following precautions to get fast results.
Changing your lifestyle and eating habits can have a significant impact on curing eczema.
Eating a lot of fruits and vegetables and drinking 8-10 glasses of water can cure most of the skin problems in the long run.
Wearing sandals instead of shoes will help as exposure to sun kills eczema. If you wear shoes then make sure that your socks are changed frequently.
Taking a soothing bath helps. Adding oatmeal or baking soda to warm (not hot) water will sooth the rush.
7 Ways to Treat Eczema Naturally
You are the best judge of your condition and every precaution you take will go a long way in treatment of eczema. So go ahead and try out these remedies
1. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera gel is an excellent natural product for many skin conditions due to its rejuvenating, healing and soothing properties. It moisturizes the skin. Because Eczema is a condition caused by dryness of skin, the moisturizing capabilities of Aloe Vera helps repair the condition.
- Take a fresh well developed Aloe Vera Leaf. Slice it and extract the gel. A good Aloe Vera leaf may way from 100-500 gram. So you will get a lot of gel. Keep it in a glass container and store it in the refrigerator or under normal room temperature.
- Apply the gel on the affected area twice a day. You can apply generously. ;
If you can't cultivate Aloe Vera at home or don't have access to Aloe Vera then you can buy it from a pharmacy/ chemist shop.
2. Turmeric and Neem
Both Neem and Turmeric possess natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. They help reduce the rashes of eczema.
- Apply mixture of fresh crushed neem leaves and turmeric mixture on the affected area.
- Crush fresh Neem leaves and add turmeric in the ratio of 1 tablespoon crushed neem leaves to one teaspoon turmeric powder. Mix it well to make a paste
- Maintain application frequency as 1-2 times a day.
- See marked difference within a week.
3. Watermelon Peel
Watermelon is a very powerful fruit. The entire fruit is very useful.
- Eat watermelon pulp daily during the season. It is good for overall health.
- Don't throw away the peels. Applying fresh watermelon thick peel (with 3-4 mm of green pulp) on the eczema;affected area. It will sooth the itch.
- Dry watermelon seeds and store. You can eat them as it is or roast them to eat.
Olive and olive oils with their medicinal values are used to treat many conditions. Olive is also beneficial in skin repairs.
- Take half a cup of green Olives in two pieces, remove the seed and apply on the dry scaly area.
- You can use perforated cotton bandage to keep it stuck to the skin for 10- 15 minutes.
- Remove the bandage and the olives from the skin
Regular daily use should cure eczema mild eczema within a week.
5. Basil leaves and Lemon Juice
Basil provides many health benefits including soothing skin rashes. If you have mild eczema then basil leaves and lemon juice can help getting rid of eczema.
- Make basil leaves paste. Add lemon juice in equal quantity.
- Apply the mixture on the dry scaly affected area.
- Repeat application 3-4 times a day. This will significantly reduce the itch and cure eczema.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
Application of Apple cider vinegar has been found useful in soothing eczema itch. You can select one or more of the methods to apply it on the affected area.
- Add Apple cider vinegar to hot water (1:10) and soak your feet in it for 20 minutes. Do it twice a day regularly.
- Dilute Apple Cider vinegar with an equal amount of water and fill the mixture in a spray bottle. Spray it on affected area. It might sting if there are any open pores. However, it will provide soothing effect immediately. Let it dry for 15 minute. Apply Aloe Vera gel or any other cream to keep you skin moist.
- Dilute it, if 50/50 mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and Water appear strong for your skin. You can go as low as 1:10 ratio of Apple Cider Vinegar in water.
7. Avoid Tomato
We are actually recommending to avoid eating a food item, instead of using something to treat the rash,
Many food products create allergic reactions to some people. Tomato has been found to aggravate eczema condition. So stop eating tomato and you will see a market improvement in the rashes.
One or more of the above Home Remedies for Eczema can be effective in your case. Don't ignore eczema. treat it before it becomes chronic.
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