Herbs For Eczema

You may have heard about herbs for eczema. Are there really any herbal methods that can reduce the symptoms of eczema?

Eczema can be a difficult condition to live with, especially for those who have frequent flare-ups occur. While the flare-ups can cause you to feel uncomfortable, and to sometimes experience pain, there are a variety of different treatment methods that you can choose from.

Herbs may work in different ways to help reduce the symptoms of eczema.

Are Herbs Effective in Treating Eczema?

While each case varies based upon the most effective form of treatment, when you decide to use herbs as your treatment option, you have to find the herb that is best for you. Prior to starting treatment with any herbal remedy, it is important that you first discuss this with your doctor, as certain herbs can interact with medication you are taking and have an adverse effect.

By discussing the herbs with your doctor, they can help guide you through the process of using herbal treatments for your eczema.

Which Herbs For Eczema Are Best?

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There are actually a wide variety of herbs used to treat the symptoms of eczema, and while one herb may work for one person with this type of skin condition, it may be ineffective for another.

The best method of finding the herb that is right for your needs is to experiment with the different herbs used to treat eczema and give them enough time to work before deciding if they are the right choice for your needs.

  • Chickweed - One herb that is commonly used to treat eczema is called chickweed (see photo). This herb is used in the form of a cream, and it works by relieving the dryness and pain that occurs with the lesions that form during a flare-up. When using this herb, it is recommended that you apply it to the area a few times throughout the day, and after taking a shower or bath.
  • Slippery elm - Slippery elm is an herb that is used to clear up the rash that occurs with an outbreak. This type of herb is created into a paste, which is applied to the rash. After the paste sits on the area for one hour, it is washed off, and it can help to speed up the process of healing.
  • Oat straw - Oat straw is often combined with chamomile and applied to the skin. While this herbal treatment can be used at any age, it is commonly used in those who are younger, as both herbs are known to be both safe and effective. The herb works to clear up the rash, calm the area, and also provides a moisturizing effect.

While these herbs are well known for treating eczema, there are several that have not been mentioned. Your physician will be able to give you more information on the additional herbal treatments that can be used, and help you to determine which is the best option.

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