Find out how to relieve your dermatitis with these natural eczema remedies.
Eczema is an irritating skin condition that can be acute (minor, occasional flare-ups) or chronic (recurrent, itchy rashes). Often attributed to airborne and food allergies, but can be minimized by identifying your own allergy triggers and adjusting your lifestyle.
The gel inside the Aloe Vera plant has been used for centuries as a remedy for various skin conditions, such as burns, wounds, and rashes. Many people find Aloe Vera gel effective, thanks to its soothing and healing properties.
Because many Aloe Vera skin care products also contain ingredients that can irritate the skin, you should buy the actual plant and use the real gel from it instead. To do this, just snap off a leaf and squeeze out the clear substance. Smear the gel over the rash and allow it time to absorb. Put the leaf in the refrigerator for later use.
Chamomile is a popular treatment because it soothes itchiness and calms inflammation. You can buy chamomile essential oils to massage directly on the skin, or simply add a teaspoon to your bath water.
Also, you can use chamomile tea. To do this, brew the dried flowers in boiling water for 15 minutes, strain this solution, and allow the tea to cool. After that, make a warm compress by submerging a clean cloth into the tea and apply it to the affected skin for around 10 to 20 minutes.
Calendula is a flower that contains an extract with skin healing properties. Calendula extract is available in many salves, lotions, soaps, oils, and creams. The solution can be applied all over the skin, or only to the affected areas. Many users of Calendula report that it reduces pain and eliminates redness.
Organic, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil is known as a highly effective moisturizer. It is found online, in select supermarkets, and in health food stores. For a soothing treatment, just apply the oil on patches of eczema and allow it to absorb. The cold-pressed solution resembles a soft, solid salve, but it ready warms when applied to the body.
One great natural eczema remedy is the warm water bath. Adding an eczema soothing ingredient is a beneficial way to relieve pain, ease itchiness, and soothe inflammation. Because hot water is known to aggravate eczema, be sure to keep the temperature at a lukewarm range. Regular uncooked oatmeal is very finely ground oatmeal that can be sprinkled into the bath water.
Also, add a tablespoon of baking soda and about a half cup of regular bleach. The baking soda eases itchiness and dryness, and the bleach rids bacteria from the skin's surface.
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