Expensive lotions your doctor prescribed and maybe some cortisone creams. But you wonder, if all articles you’ve read say that eczema is a problem that comes from inside your body, why nobody prescribes you anything to help you fight it from the inside?
The most popular supplement is omega 3 oils. These essential fatty acids help your body fight your skin inflammation disorder. This oil is most effective in your skin condition. You can add it to your diet using flaxseed oil. Flaxseed oil is easy to find at most health stores. Just be warned that if you use it alone it tastes awful! Better mix it with a beverage, sauces or dressing for your salad.
Holistic practitioners usually recommend immediate diet changes for eczema sufferers. Some people report immediate relief when they completely eliminate irritating foods from their diet. While the irritants vary from person to person, some of the most common culprits in food allergies include wheat, cow’s milk, shellfish, oranges, peanuts, food preservatives and corn.
The best natural eczema treatment that you can give your body is to see that your skin is not exposed to the suns ultra violet radiations. You need to use sunscreen lotions that can protect you in this respect. Another tip that you need to follow is that you should not keep scratching the areas that are affected. This will cause big trouble as layers of your skin will be removed finally causing severe bleeding to arise.
Lotions that contain Vitamin E or Aloe Vera are used as natural cures for baby eczema. Many have parents reported good results. These lotions help shorten the healing cycle, and moisturize the skin at the same time. They can also prevent any future breakouts as well. Simply place 1 cup of quick oats, slow cooking oats or unflavored instant oatmeal into a blender or coffee grinder. Blend until you get a very fine oatmeal powder. A good test to see if you have blended enough is to stir a little into a glass of warm water. If the oats dissolve quickly and turn the water milky, then the oats are perfect. Stir this homemade oatmeal bath power into a nice warm bath and soak to your heart’s content.
Studies show that the darker a fruit is the more nutrients it contains and the healthier it is for eating. Purple grapes, for example, are healthier than dark green vegetables. And apples – as red as they are – are one of the healthiest fruits in the planet because of their dark color. In fact, apples are so healthy that they contain potassium, calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium, and vitamins A and C. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” they say. But who would have thought that an apple is also a natural remedy for eczema?
Neem is known as Sarbaroganibarini in Ayurveda which means ‘cure for all diseases’. Both internal and external applications of neem may offer benefits in treating eczema. Neem can be considered as an effective and holistic natural cure for eczema.
Author is an online medical researcher on eczema treatment and skin care.
(contributed by user caizecong on 21.05.2011)