Eczema is a skin disorder in which itchy patches and rashes show up on the skin. The symptoms of this disorder depend on severity and may range from chronic pain and irritating rashes to oozing sores with flare-ups of eczema. Experts believe that eczema is a type of airborne or food allergy. Some home remedies are more effective in curing skin disorders than medical treatments. Mentioned below is a list of home remedies that can help you fight eczema.
1. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is an essential oil and is helpful in curing eczema. Application of a thin layer of this oil on skin helps cool the eczema pain and itching. A lotion bar made of coconut oil can be used while bathing. The bars are more effective for people who are sensitive to direct application of oil.
2. Cocoa butter
Cocoa butter is a natural source of vitamin E which is the lifeline of your skin. Moisturization with this butter makes the skin soft and provides relief of symptoms of eczema such as itching and rashes. The best thing about this butter is that it does not spoil so it can be kept for a long time. Its advisable to buy it in its purest form.
3. Chamomile tea
A strong brew of chamomile tea is effective in curing eczema. Take fresh dried herbs of chamomile and make a strong brew. Apply this brew to the affected areas of the skin and cover with gauze for 20 minutes. Repeat twice daily for reduction of symptoms.
4. Sea spray
For the oozing and wet symptoms of eczema its better to keep it dry. For this purpose a homemade spray of magnesium and salt is effective. Studies show that those with skin problems feel better when they come into contact with sea water because of the presence of magnesium and salt. For those who do not live on the coastline use a homemade salt and magnesium spray for relief.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a wonderful herb used in healing of cuts, wounds, and burns, as well as eczema. Many creams available in the market for eczema use aloe vera as the primary healing agent, due to preservatives it doesn’t work as well as it should. Buy a plant and cut leaves for future use, they can be kept in your refrigerator. Moisturizing the rash with gel from these leaves ensure you get the full benefits of this plant and is a cheap source of medication.
6. Carrot paste
A carrot paste can be used to treat the wounds of eczema. Take 3 organic carrots and skin them. Boil them until soft and make a smooth paste. Apply to the affected areas and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse the paste off with cool water to see improvements.
It is always a good idea to talk to your doctor before trying any remedy, made or bought.
Finally here are two recipes for eczema juice: