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Things You Can Do At Home To Treat Eczema

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Boil 20–30 neem leaves in 4–5 cups of water for 20 mins. Cool and wash rashes with it. Alternatively, heat 1 tsp licorice root powder in sesame oil. Apply this on rashes, conceal with a bandage, and leave for 3-4 hrs. Repeat twice daily. Avoid humid places and oily or spicy foods. Wear loose, cotton clothes. Bathe with a mild herbal soap and dab your skin dry instead of rubbing it.

Eczema is a disease characterized by skin rashes that have redness, swelling, itching, dryness, and flaking. The skin itches and when scratched results in a rash. In Ayurveda, this is known as vicharchika. It occurs when the immune system becomes unbalanced, so the condition is often associated with other allergic conditions like allergic asthma and hay fever. Genetic factors, debility, climate, and psychological factors can dispose one to the condition.

How To Treat Eczema At Home?

1. Margosa (Neem) Decoction

Prepare a decoction by boiling 20–30 margosa (neem) leaves in about 4–5 cups of water for 20 minutes. Let it cool and use this water to wash the affected area.

2.  Licorice And Sesame Oil

Mix 1 teaspoon powder of licorice root with a small amount of sesame oil. Warm this in a pan and then apply to the affected part. Wrap a bandage over it and leave for 3–4 hours. Repeat twice a day.

Foods And Beverages To Avoid

  • Avoid spicy or oily food.
  • Avoid tea, coffee, hot spices, and canned and preserved foods.
  • Avoid night shade vegetables.

What Else Should I Follow?

  • Avoid a hot, humid atmosphere.
  • Wear loose, cotton clothes. Avoid synthetic fibers as they inhibit perspiration.
  • Avoid soap or use mild herbal soap for bathing.
  • Use a soft, smooth towel and avoid rubbing the skin.
Sujatha Reddy

MY PHILOSOPHY: As a Counselor, Coach and Ayurvedic Consultant I approach the therapeutic process from a holistic view point. I believe that the integration of the body, mind and spirit is an essential expression of personal health. Many of today’s Mental, Physical and Social Illnesses stem from a lack of integration-disintegration, resulting in persons dissociated from themselves,the community and the environment. My focus will be on the whole person, with special emphasis on how the mind is connected directly to the body and how a person thinks, feels and acts. Emphasis will be on wellness, with symptoms seen as calls to self-realization. I assure you that my services will be rendered in a professional manner consistent with accepted ethical standards.

Sujatha Reddy

MY PHILOSOPHY: As a Counselor, Coach and Ayurvedic Consultant I approach the therapeutic process from a holistic view point. I believe that the integration of the body, mind and spirit is an essential expression of personal health. Many of today’s Mental, Physical and Social Illnesses stem from a lack of integration-disintegration, resulting in persons dissociated from themselves,the community and the environment. My focus will be on the whole person, with special emphasis on how the mind is connected directly to the body and how a person thinks, feels and acts. Emphasis will be on wellness, with symptoms seen as calls to self-realization. I assure you that my services will be rendered in a professional manner consistent with accepted ethical standards.

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