The lifestyle of people today, the unhealthy environment, polluted air and germs have led to an upswing in many health related problems like allergies, breathing problem, skin conditions, etc. A common skin problem that has prevailed amongst the common people is Eczema. Here is a brief description about this allergic condition:
Eczema in medical terms is “a general term for any superficial inflammatory process involving the epidermis primarily, marked early by redness, itching, minute papules and vesicles, weeping, oozing and crusting, and later by scaling, lichenification and often pigmentation.”The skin problem is caused due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors.Children are more likely to develop eczema if a parent has had it or any other atopic (allergic) disease. If both parents have an atopic disease, the chances increase further. Other environmental factors like microbes, unhygienic food, irritants like soaps, detergents,cloth material, temperature are the main cause for Eczema.
Eczema causes itching and red rashes. It can appear all over the body or in some parts of the body. Many people have it on their elbows or behind their knees. Babies often have eczema on the face, especially the cheeks and chin. They can also have it on the scalp, trunk (chest and back), and outer arms and legs.
But if there are causes, there are remedies also to cure them. So, here are few ways to cure Eczema, naturally.
Organic Coconut Oil:
Coconut oil is a great remedy for Eczema affected people, acting as a moisturizer. Applying a thin layer of coconut oil lotion helps in keeping the itching and pain away.
Eliminating Milk and Dairy Products:
Cow’s milk can be quite acidic and is often filled with hormones and chemicals which negatively impact the immune system and worsen eczema. Include alternatives of milk and milk products to notice recovery from the disease.
Take Natural Supplements:
It is always better to opt for natural remedies than to invest time and money in non-conventional treatments. Including dietary supplements like fatty acids, vitamins-A, D and E and supplements including Gamma-linolenic acid will help you fight against eczema.
Alternative Treatments like Homeopathy, Acupuncture:
These alternatives have found to be effective in curing skin conditions like Eczema. Since, stress is a cause of Eczema, homeopathy and acupuncture help in reducing stress, effectively.
Although, these natural remedies will help you get relief and cure your Eczema, but a doctor’s consultation, time to time, is always recommended. Also, you should improve your health habits and should be more aware of living a vigorous life in a clean and healthy environment.