Eczema - Home Remedies

Posted by M ws On Thursday, February 23, 2012 0 comments
Characterizing a skin disorder, the term 'eczema' has been derived from a Greek word, which means 'to boil'. There are various types of eczema that can affect a person - atopic eczema, allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, infantile seborrhoeic eczema, adult seborrhoeic eczema, varicose eczema and discoid eczema. Eczema causes inflammation of the skin and formation of pustules. At times, pus or fluid also comes out from the pustules. Though a non contagious disease, it might be a serious problem during infancy, which usually lessens with adulthood. Read the following lines to know more about the causes and symptoms of eczema.

Causes Of Eczema

  • Allergies (food, environmental, etc)
  • Varicose veins
  • Failure of the body to excrete toxins
  • Faulty metabolism
  • Cold and dry weather
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Irritants like smoke, chemicals, detergents and solvents
  • Even weather conditions
  • Excessive stress
  • Heat
  • Emotional stress
  • Blood circulation problem
  • Deficiency of vitamin B6
  • Hereditary factors
  • Use of certain soaps, cosmetics, clothing, detergents, jewelry
  • Excessive sweating
  • Allergy from pets
  • Dust mites and pollens

Symptoms Of Eczema

  • Itching
  • Redness on skin
  • Dry and flaky skin
  • Itchy blisters
  • Inflammation on skin
  • Small bumps on forehead, neck and cheek
  • Rough and thickened skin

Eczema is a group of skin disorder which has derived its name from a Greek word which means 'to boil'. A chronic skin disorder, it is the result of inflammation of the skin which results in the formation of eruptions in the skin. Eczema is mostly formed in children and infants and is seldom seen among adults.

Also called dermatitis, eczema is a non contagious disease. The various causes of eczema are allergies, varicose veins, cold and dry weather, nutritional deficiencies, etc. Its symptoms include itching, redness, dryness and flakiness of the skin. The most common affected regions are the hands, wrists, arms, neck, face, upper chest and back of the knees. Eczema, however, can be cured naturally. Learn some home remedies to cure eczema.

Home Remedy For Eczema

A simple way to cure eczema would be to apply coconut oil on the affected region. This is would help to keep the skin smooth and soft.

Mudpack when applied in the affected area is also helpful in treating eczema.

In a tsp of sandalwood paste, add a tsp of camphor. Apply this paste on the eczema affected area. This is helpful in curing eczema.

Another effective remedy would be making a paste using 1 tablespoon each of turmeric powder and bitter neem leaves. Apply this paste to the affected areas.

Eczema can also be treated using water. Cold compress or cold wet fomentations when applied two times a day is found beneficial in treating eczema.

Take some almond leaves and mash them in water. Apply this mashed mixture on the eczema affected region. It would be helpful in curing eczema.

An effective natural remedy for treating eczema would be to rub nutmeg against a smooth stone with a few drops of water. A paste would be formed. Application of this is a useful way to cure eczema.

Take an iron vessel and boil 200 grams of mustard oil in it. Add 50 grams of fresh clean leaves of neem in it. Once the leaves turn black, let it cool and then strain it. Apply this oil 4 times a day to cure eczema.

Mashed papaya seeds when applied on the eczema affected area reduce itching and help a person suffering from eczema.

Dab some witch hazel on the affected area with a cotton ball. Apply this on the affected area.

Application of spearmint leaf juice also helps reduce eczema.

Sun bathing is also helpful in curing eczema. It kills the harmful bacteria and thus treating the inflammation caused.

It is generally advisable to avoid using soaps, chemicals and other drying agents on the eczema affected area.

Mix 1 tsp. comfrey root, 1 tsp. white oak bark, 1 tsp. slippery elm bark in 2 cups of water.

Let this mixture boil for about 35 minutes.

Wash the eczema affected area with this.

This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor.

-Author Unknown-

*Thanks to Angela who sent me this post.

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