by Carla Goody
(Boston, MA, USA)
Lots of people deal with eczema, and home remedy treatments have been used to help them control their outbreaks and symptoms for a long time. Eczema is a skin condition that can take many forms, none of which are appealing and most of them are quite itchy.
Typically an outbreak from eczema will include rash like redness as well as flakey, dry skin and occasionally even blisters. This may seem like not a big deal, but when the outbreaks are that bad it can be dangerous to rub anything against the skin because it can cause bleeding.
People with eczema have a hard time using washcloths and sponges. They also have to avoid doing dishes and directly touching detergent because it can be abrasive on the skin. Even some soap may worsen their condition. It’s because eczema affects lives so drastically that people have turned to methods of treating it at home.
Eczema can’t be cured, and the cost of going to a doctor to get prescribed medication can add up over the years. In most cases the medication doesn’t even deal with the symptoms and can have negative side effects that only make people feel worse. Using a remedy at home for eczema saves money and prevents medical side effects.
When people use an at home remedy, it’s important that they know that they aren’t allergic to any of the things they are putting on their body. There are so many home remedies have natural ingredients that are common for people to be allergic to. However, these ingredients have healing components that can greatly help with the itching and rashsymptoms of eczema.
Honey is an excellent way to treat eczema as long as it is applied in safe manner. This usually means mixing it with something else such as olive oil or an unscented lotion. By making a mixture it helps the skin to absorb the honey.
Coconut oil can also be used for the same reasons honey can. It provides moisture to the skin that is all natural, and also leaves people smelling good.
An oatmeal bath is an excellent way to soothe the skin, provide much needed moisture, and also relax. Coconut oil and honey can also be added into the bath to improve its effectiveness. These are remedies that have been used for many years, and they are especially great for children because they are safe.
Some remedies don’t require any kind of topical application. Sunbathing has proven to be useful against eczema because the UV rays have natural healing powers to them. Tanning salons imitate these UV rays and can also work against eczema symptoms.
For thousands of year people have flocked to the Dead Sea to treat illnesses, even though its main healing component is sea salt.
A warm bath in sea salt can be a simple way to reduce the appearance and itchiness of eczema, and home remedy treatments can be done multiple times to prevent new outbreaks. A person can also use more than one at a time to increase its potential for working.