Eczema is a term for medical conditions that can cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated.
Now, skin is one of the largest eliminatory organs that reflects the internal imbalances of body ecology. It is a sign that tells us that there’s something wrong with what we eat and how it is assimilated. Focus on eating foods that promote gut and liver health, and eliminate as many processed and high-gluten foods as possible.
Reducing or eliminating inflammatory foods and those that break down to simple sugars which candida and other non-beneficial organisms feeds on is a must.
Also, try to eliminate milk and dairy products. Cow’s milk can be quite acidic and is often filled with hormones and chemicals which negatively impact the immune system and aggravate eczema. You could substitute this soy milk.
One more prevention method could be to avoid any harsh soaps, detergents and solvents.
Here are few home remedies that you can resort to for immediate relief:
Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is one healing plant that’s used for wounds, bruises, for the skin, hair and health problems. It works its magic on eczema as well with its soothing and moisturizing properties which reduces itching and pain. Also, this is one treatment that’s devoid of any negative effects, so can be used anytime.
Coconut Oil: Coconut Oil is another healing ingredient that can be used on almost everything. It is a very effective moisturizes which is far more effective than the creams you buy from your store.
Sweet Almond Oil: Sweet almond oil contains ursolic and oleic acids, which are believed to reduce inflammation and help repair the skin. Use it before a bath, as it protects the skin from the drying effects of hot water.
Oats: An oatmeal bath moisturizes and soothes the skin, and is considered as one of the most effective remedies for Eczema. Chemical constituents in oatmeal have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help relieve discomfort brought on by inflammation associated with eczema. It also seems to work well to reduce itchiness.
Chamomile Tea: The properties in Chamomile tea are known to soothe the skin, reduce inflammation, tame itchiness and heal the spots that are constantly scratched. It has anti-microbial effects, which can help ward off any germs that decide to take advantage of your skin in its weakened state. Taking a tea bath or soak is one of the best ways to indulge and ward off these skin problems.