The seven-year itch...Itchy feet...Barely scratched the surface.
These well-known idioms are comical. But in reality, itches from an eczema rash are extremely frustrating and painful.
According to studies, eczema affects 20% of children and 3% of adults. But the numbers are on the rise.
You may wonder how to get rid of eczema. Or which natural remedies for eczema actually work. Read on to find 7 natural remedies for eczema treatment.
1. You Are What You Eat
You can control many skin conditions with a good diet. Dairy free, gluten free, no sugar, no dyes, no yeast, low allergen, alkaline food...and the list goes on.
Whichever diet you opt for, try to avoid these common trigger foods:
- Processed food
Realistically you won't be able to avoid all these foods. But if you maintain a balanced diet with organic, natural foods, your eczema rash may improve.
2. Fashion Itch-Fest
Avoid scratchy synthetic fibres and opt for organic fabrics like bamboo, silk or cotton. Clothing that is overly tight, scratchy, rough or made from wool can cause extra irritation to an eczema rash.
Try to use a washing powder that isn't full of harsh chemicals too. Find one that is organic and free of added chemicals and scents.
3. Mother Nature's Remedies
For eczema treatment, natural oils are one of mother nature's best remedies. Studies show that natural oils, such as coconut oil, can reduce the number of bacteria on the skin. This reduces the chance of infection and inflammation.
Other natural oils include sunflower, lavender and juniper oil. All can boost the skin's barrier helping it to retain moisture.
4. Soak the Stress Away
Avoid harsh chemical-filled soaps and bubble bath mixtures. Opt for a herbal bath as a form of eczema treatment instead.
Natural products such as oatmeal, Himalayan salt and magnesium flakes can help to heal your skin. Add a few tablespoons to your bath. You can even add a few drops of natural oils for an extra soothing experience.
5. Lotions and Potions
Of course, you've no doubt tried and tested all the various kinds of chemical-filled eczema treatment creams from the doctor.
Try using creams with natural ingredients. People have used natural ingredients for centuries to cleanse the skin and heal it.
Look for ingredients such as vegetable oil, soy oil, sunflower oil, lavender and rosemary. Make sure the cream doesn't include parabens, artificial colours or animal additives which can be irritating to your skin, especially for eczema on the face.
6. Pins and Needles
Acupuncture uses fine needles to specific points on the body. The aim is to alter the flow of energy in the body, leading to eczema relief.
If needles aren't your thing, try acupressure instead. It's similar to acupuncture but instead of needles, they apply pressure using hands and fingers.
Research shows that both acupuncture and acupressure can bring some kind of relief to eczema patients.
7. Mind and Skin Connection
It is a well-known fact that stress is a trigger for dermatitis flare-ups. Although stress may not cause eczema, it can worsen the symptoms. You need to train your mind to relax.
Some techniques used for relaxation are meditation, deep breathing and massages. Visualization, yoga, music therapy, tai chi and hypnosis are also used for eczema treatment.
Natural Remedies For Eczema
So, which natural remedies for eczema will you try? Of course, something that may work for one person, may not work for another. Find which one is right for your skin and finally get some relief!
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