Home remedies for Eczema
The very latest research into Eczema suggests an association with the immune system. The fact that Eczema is more common in the very young indicates that the immune system plays a key role in the condition.
Eczema can be painful, uncomfortable and debilitating. And for many, there is a constant battle to find a cure or something that alleviates the unpleasant symptoms. This can vary from individual to individual, making the task of finding something that works, even more elusive.
Eczema sufferers are very often prescribed medication for their condition that succeeds in suppressing the painful symptoms, but simultaneously weakens an already struggling immune system.
Eczema can be triggered by eating certain foods as well as external allergens and pathogens that pass through the skin barrier. How well our immune system functions depends not only on nutrition and lifestyle, but also the environment and our genetic makeup. There isn’t anything we can do about our genetic inheritance, but we can influence the remaining contributing factors, so that our immune system is as strong and healthy as it can possibly be.
Natural home remedies for eczema
Here is a list of home remedies for eczema
- Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil applied to the skin directly after a warm shower has excellent moisturizing qualities, and is packed full of vitamin E.
- Aloe vera gel is a great anti-inflammatory and should be included in the family first aid kit, as it’s excellent on mild burns and insect bites too. Go for the 99.9% pure Aloe Vera Gel found in good health food stores. Apply it to the affected area as many times a day as required.
- Virgin coconut oil is a topical application; sufferers recommend it as a miracle treatment. Apply as often as needed to the affected area and it should help eradicate the flare ups.
- Take a sea salt bath. Sae salt is rich in minerals, helps invigorate a sluggish circulation, hydrates skin tissues, as well as calming inflammation and reducing pain. Ensure the bath water is not too hot and place 2 cups of sea salt into the bath and wait for 10 minutes before getting in.
- Omega 3 oils are anti-inflammatory and an essential part of a good wholesome diet. Replace your usual oil with flax seed or pumpkin seed oil in your salad dressing, or eat a tin of mackerel on toast for lunch.
- Sleep is vital for an immune system to work optimally. Ensuring you always get a good night’s sleep is one of the single most important things you can do. This can achieved with the help of..
- Exercise, and regularly. It’s good for you, helps invigorate the body and improves the quality of your sleep.
- Drink 8 glasses of water a day to flush toxins and hydrate cells.
- Eat a diet rich in protein, healthy oils, fresh fruit and vegetables. Avoid caffeine and processed food.
- Yogurt with live cultures is a great food to include if you can, as it helps keep your digestive health in good shape, which is critical for a correctly functioning immune system.
- Natural Mothers Eczema Oatmeal Body Soap Recipe
This is the easiest soap to make and takes no time either! Oatmeal is full of lubricating oils and the proteins in oatmeal help maintain the skin’s natural barrier function.
What you need
1 bar of natural olive oil soap from health store
4 tbsp of ground oatmeal
1 tbs flax oil
4 tbsp of water
What to do
Grind the oatmeal until it’s finely milled, but still has exfoliating power; so not as fine as flour. Grate your soap bar in to a plastic bowl, add the water and place into the microwave for 3 minutes. Stop the microwave a few times to stir.
When the mixture has dissolved fully, add the oil and oatmeal and stir in very well before placing it into soap moulds to cool and dry
Do you suffer from eczema and have you found any home remedies for eczema that have improved the condition too? Please share your experiences/tips in the comments box below!