Natural Eczema Treatment Using 7 Remedies

Published: 04th May 2011
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Eczema mainly occurs because of the excessive epidermis inflammation which is your outer skin layer. You can experience various symptoms like dry skin, itchy sore skin and even in some cases skin crusting and bleeding. The following list, though not exhaustive, does cover the most effective natural eczema treatments, most of which could themselves be the subject of an article.

1. Horsetail, a plant common to North America, contains the element silicon. Silica is essential to the proper growth and healing of many types of tissue, including skin. It also has anti-bacterial and astringent effects which offer relief for the inflammation and itching of eczema. The Flora Herb & Supplement Encyclopedia suggests an infusion of 10 teaspoons of horsetail plant to 1 liter or water. Wet a towel with the infusion. Lay it over the affected area. Cover the wet towel with a dry one. Hold it on the area for at least 10 minutes.

2. Chlorophyll plays a key part in healing eczema. This wonderful green juice aids in liver function by acting as a blood detoxifier. Since skin health is directly linked to liver health, chlorophyll rich leafy green foods are a very important part in healing skin issues like eczema. The additional fiber, antioxidants and carotenoids in chlorophyll round out its benefits nicely. Eat 2-3 cups of leafy greens daily.

3. You can also use fruits and vegetables lying around the house to juice or blend together to form a paste that you can apply to your skin wherever the affected areas are. Once that is done, you leave it on for about a half an hour. This destroys all the bacteria beneath the surface of the skin as well as moisturizing it. Your main goal in getting rid of this condition is to keep your skin as moisturized as possible.

4. Cold water fish--such as salmon--contain omega-3 fatty acids, which can be beneficial for eczema. According to the National Center for Biotechnological Information, a 1986 study published in Journal of the American College of Nutrition showed that dietary supplementation with essential fatty acids relieved signs and symptoms of atopic eczema.

5. Do not take hot showers or baths as it causes the skin to dry out and become more susceptible to an eczema outbreak. Try to wear loose, cotton clothing. Boost your omega-3 intake by eating more fish or taking fish oil capsules. Wash clothing once and rinse twice to make sure all of the irritating detergent is removed. Try applying calamine lotion to affected areas. Test your diet to see if outbreaks are related to a food allergy. Eggs, orange juice and milk are the most common culprits.

6. The last key component to healing eczema is aloe vera. Internally, aloe vera juice re-balances the immune system without stimulating an aggressive reaction. Since many skin problems (eczema, psoriasis, etc.) are auto-immune disorders, this is very important. Two ounces of good quality aloe juice taken twice daily on an empty stomach will provide noticeable results. It can take 3-6 months but it will completely heal the imbalance in most cases.

7. Drink at least 64 ounces of fresh water daily. Reduce or eliminate refined sugar (especially soda) and refined salt. Eliminate all artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. Reduce or eliminate alcohol, tobacco use, and deep fried foods. Reduce or eliminate dairy products. Make fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, non-glutenous grains (rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, buckwheat), and legumes the majority of your caloric intake.

Author is an online medical researcher on eczema treatment and skin care. Click read more on eczema treatment, acne treatment.

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