How to Get Rid of Eczema Naturally at Home

Eczema is the skin disease which occurs as the red patches on skin. These patches cause the itching and are highly inflammatory. Sometimes the redness becomes very irresistible and causes the itching more and more which lead to the bleeding. It makes your daily life very uncomfortable and feels every embarrassing in social gathering. You try to hide the inflamated area and avoid clicking the picture. If you are also suffering such an irritable skin problem then this article is must read for you to understand eczema, its causes and the prevention’s.

How to Get Rid of Eczema Fast

What causes eczema?
Eczema is the disease which is caused by the external as well as the internal factors.

Causes of Eczema

The external factors which cause the eczema are:

Extreme hot and cold temperatures: 
Eczema is the skin allergy which may occur due to the change in temperature. Our skin cannot tolerate the extremeness of temperature, due to which the eczema occurs.

Dust and house mites:
Dust and house mites contain the infectious bacteria with them. These create the skin allergy and the skin gets more red and irritable.

Perfumes and deodorant:
Perfumes and deodorants contain some of chemicals which do not suit to the skin. These irritate the skin and cause the mere problem of eczema.

Nickel substances:
Nickel present in the jewelry button of jeans and in perfume causes the irritation to the skin which develops the eczema.

Synthetic fibers and detergents:
Synthetic fibers and detergents cause irritation and itching to the skin. More itching cause the redness and eczema.

Internal factors that causes the eczema

Evolution of Eczema
Photo Credits: Eucerin

Eczema may also be caused by the internal factors such as:

Junk food:
Junk food is not good for health and it may lead to the major health problems. In many cases junk food played a major role for eczema.

Stress and anxiety:
Stress and anxiety may lead to this type of skin disease. We don’t take proper diet during stress and even don’t pay attention to our health which results in eczema.

Asthma and other allergies:

Other allergies may also add to the eczema. Asthma is also known as a factor in causing the eczema.

What are its symptoms?
Symptoms of Eczema

Sometimes you get very late in understanding that the irritation and inflation caused in skin is eczema. So you must be familiar with its symptoms.
  1. Redness in the skin.
  2. The skin get warm and red patches appear on the skin.
  3. The skin becomes thicker, dry and scaly.
  4. Irresistible itching occurs to the skin.
  5. Red bump and the cuts appear on the skin.
Treatment with the home remedies:
Vitamin and mineral supplements:
To get rid of eczema fast you need to have the healthy diet packed with the vitamins and minerals. Vitamin E oil is used in the treatment of eczema. Just apply the oil upon the infected area of skin. It will give you relief. Other vitamins like vitamin B12, vitamin A etc are really important for tissue building and strengthen the immune system.
Apple cider vinegar:
Dilute the vinegar with water and then apply it to the area where itching occur. It will not give a pleasing feeling to the skin rather it will cause more sensation and irritation to skin in the beginning but it will heal the rash.
Petroleum jelly
Petroleum jelly does well against the dry skin condition. You can apply the petroleum jelly to the skin after the bathe. Don’t dry the skin complete the towel, let it slightly wet. Apply the petroleum jelly to slightly wet skin.
Use the natural moisturizer to the skin. Like aloe Vera, coconut oil and Shea butter. Instead of using the cosmetic moisturizers try to use natural moisturizer.
Camphor and sandalwood
It is also used as one of the effective home remedy for eczema. Make a paste of one tablespoon of sandalwood powder and perfume. Then apply it on the rash. Let it dry for 20 minutes. Wash it with warm water. You will see the healing in skin within few days.
Oatmeal bath
Add oatmeal, preferably colloidal oatmeal, to your bathing water. Colloidal oatmeal is fine in texture and hence dissolves in water easily. Use lukewarm water for the bath. Oatmeal can be very helpful in reducing the red patches. Leave it for 15- 20 minutes in water. Take a bath and pat dry yourself with soft towel. Apply moisturizer on the skin when the skin is still damp.
Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a good skin soothing natural cleanser. It improves the skin texture and provides necessary nutrients to the skin. It is very effective in eczema. It reduces the disease and keeps the skin healthy. 

How to Get Rid of Eczema

You can apply Aloe Vera by following the simple steps given below-

  • Cut the leaves of Aloe Vera
  • Cut the spiky sides of the leaves.
  • Make a cut right from the middle of Aloe Vera such that it separates the leaf into two equal dorso-ventral sides.
  • Obtain the gel and the sticky liquid from the Aloe Vera leaves and apply it to the affected skin.

Chamomile tea is a soothing cup of health that benefits the body in more than one number of ways. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-itching properties which give great relief in eczema. Chamomile tea can be used for cold compress on the affected area. It can also be used as a cream or chamomile essential oil that is to be applied directly on the skin.

Flax-seed or coconut oil
Applying oil to the eczema affected area can deteriorate the condition but if it is coconut oil or flax-seed oil then it can help in improving the condition. Clean the area and apply the mixture of flax-seed oil and coconut oil and leave it overnight. The relief shows up as soon as you start applying it and within a week a noticeable change can be seen in the affected area.

Cold compress
Cold compress can relieve the itch and irritation caused due to eczema. Wrap up ice cubes in a soft towel and use it to give cold compress to the affected area

What to avoid in eczema

Avoid the cold:
During the extreme cold conditions the skin is more prone to the eczema. So keep your skin moisturized with the help of moisturizers and petroleum jelly.

Avoid dust conditions:
The carpet, rugs contain the maximum of dust mites in it. Dust mites are known to cause the eczema.  It easily attacks on baby’s skin causing eczema. So keep the floor and house clean. Clean the curtains, floor etc to avoid eczema.

Choose the detergent wisely:
When you are about to buy the detergent then make sure the detergent is skin friendly and with the neutral ph balance. While washing the clothes rinse the clothes thoroughly with the water. This will protect you from the skin allergy and eczema.

Keep a check to your cosmetics:
Maximum people get prone to eczema due to the use of chemical treated cosmetics. So use cosmetics carefully. Before applying the cosmetic to the whole skin, apply it to the small portion of skin and see if it has the reaction or not.

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