Eczema is a term applied in the broad sense to any kind of redness, rashes and other chronic skin conditions. These generally occur as an outcome of allergic reactions towards today’s lifestyle of stress, synthetic foods, clothes etc. This can be very embarrassing as it affects the appearance of an individual by causing redness, rash or boils. Hence finding cures for this is essential.
Treatments administered regularly only act on the symptoms of the disease and there is no permanent cure available. Hence it is better to explore the avenue of natural cures are safer and more cost effective.
Natural Cure For Eczema In Adults
Avoid Some Food Items
Allergies are a major cause of eczema and an allergy test will be very helpful in determining the cause and administering cure. If you don’t want to get a test done at least a journal must be maintained to find the root cause of the problem. Any food items that have additives in them must be avoided by a person suffering from Eczema. Also he must determine whether he is allergic to any food stuff or has sensitivity towards any food item. Saturated fats, sugar, spicy foods, dairy, caffeine and alcohol must be avoided.
Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Calendula
Aloe Vera plant is very good for the skin. Applying the juice of a freshly cut aloe vera plant of any cream containing the goodness of aloe vera will help soothe the skin and hence the problem of eczema.
Chamomile or calendula containing creams are available in the markets which help heal broken or oozing skin and have antiseptic properties. Also, calendula is an effective anti irritant. Hence it helps soothe irritation caused by the eczema rashes.
Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamin C with bioflavonoids and zinc and copper Supplements reduce the inflammation by their anti inflammatory action and promote skin healing. Vitamin A is another nutrient that is essential for skin healing and a daily supplement of vitamin A will promote faster solution to the problem of eczema.
An effective treatment for eczema is the Indian Lilac (Neem) due to its soothing properties. A paste made of neem and turmeric powder in water applied on the affected area regularly will help solve the problem. Alternatively Neem oil rubbed on the skin is also extremely effective.
Acid in the lemon is very useful in treating eczema as it cleans the dirt accumulated in the pores and hardens the sebum. Rubbing, a freshly cut slice of lemon on the affected area, and washing after a few hours with clean water will help immensely.
Or you could mix lemon juice with equal amounts of rose water and use to wash the affected area multiple times in a day. This process will soothe the skin, prevent infection and eventually the redness reduces and disappears.
Oat meals have a tremendous soothing power and soaking in a bath of oatmeal can be very helpful. Add oatmeal to the bath water and let it sit for a few minutes. Then allow the affected area to soak in this water for instant relief.
Stress reduction techniques like Mediation, Deep breathing (Pranayaam), morning walk, and exercise help reduce stress and control the eczema.
Morning walks are especially useful as it promotes healing of the eczema. Therapy is recommended for people under great emotional stress.
Homeopathy Eczema Remedies
Arsenicum, Psorinum, Carbonica, Sulfur, Petroleum, Rhus Toxicodendron, Calcarea and Graphites Mezereum are some of the compounds used for treatment of Eczema in homeopathy. Consultation with a good homeopathic doctor is essential before starting any medication.
Vitamin E applied externally helps in skin healing and taken internally promotes the oxidation of fatty acids. Hence, this is a very effective cure for eczema.
Vitamin E is also very good for the general health of the skin. Pierce a capsule of Vitamin E oil with a knife point or needle. Apply this oil on the affected area regularly. You will soon begin to notice a change is the general health of the skin and even the marks and scars caused by the Eczema will disappear.
Maintaining a proper diet that is high in fresh fruits and vegetables is important, as it provides essential vitamins and mineral for the proper functioning of the digestive and the immune system of the body. This helps in building a resistance towards allergens thus solving the problem of eczema. A good probiotic containing lactobacillus of bifidobacterium helps in detoxification, and improving digestion and immune function, thus helping cure the problem of eczema.