Will natural home remedies for eczema make a difference to your skin condition?
I will go over a couple of factors about natural home remedies for eczema vs. conventional treatments and talk about the reason why you will definitely get significantly better results using a natural approach.
Doctors routinely prescribe different types of steroid based creams which can be incredibly helpful to begin with. However, as time passes, the benefits are likely to diminish until your symptoms gradually return just as they were before you started the treatment. Why? Because prescribed steroid creams work exactly the same way each and every time you use them. They bring down the inflammation which is great, and at the same time they also suppress your body’s immunity process, which is definitely not so great. Consequently, in the long run – because your immune system is compromised – masking the inflammation will become increasingly more difficult until eventually your unpleasant symptoms will return in full force until you start using the next variety or higher strength of steroid cream.
This unpleasant skin condition is not merely an inflammation, it is also an allergic reaction to different substances. There are two main types of eczema: atopic eczema and contact dermatitis. Atopic eczema is usually a hereditary, chronic eczema, often associated with a family history of migraine, hay fever, food intolerance or asthma. In contact dermatitis there may be a localized reaction to nickel, certain cosmetics, plants, perfumes or household and industrial chemicals. In both cases the symptoms may include red, itchy, painful and sometimes even weepy rashes. In chronic cases the skin may bleed due to cracking.
In these cases the overall goal of any eczema treatment should be to focus on the root causes. This is exactly why such a large number of prescription drugs ultimately fail. They merely address the external symptoms. Solid natural home remedies for eczema will take care of the factors that cause the inflammation and greatly reduce the general exposure to them.
So this is exactly where it is recommended to see a doctor. Ask him to carry out an in depth allergy test which goes over possible food, contact or inhalant allergies. Knowing the origins of eczema is important and eliminating common allergens from your environment is a good starting point in your fight against this condition. I’ve come across many cases that clear away entirely within just a few days with the natural home remedies for eczema discussed below and each and every time I see it, I find it amazing. A method so easy and simple, yet physicians never tell you anything about this! Which is really disappointing, as well as disheartening and expensive.
Other Effective Natural Home Remedies for Eczema
As a basic self help solution, research has shown that evening primrose oil is extremely helpful when taken internally as a health supplement for eczema. For many sufferers it is also beneficial to apply this oil externally. For some others on the other hand, oil based products and natural oils can make the skin overheat and so exacerbate the problem. The oil-free home remedies for eczema recommended just below will definitely relieve any itching and inflammation.
Calendula Compress for Weepy Eczema
put 200ml of filtered or bottled water into a bowl, add 20ml calendula tincture, mix it thoroughly, dip a small piece of clean piece of cotton, squeeze out the excess and apply it to the affected area for 10 minutes. Repeat this first time in the morning and before bed time.
Calendula and Aloe Vera Gel for Dry or Weepy Eczema
Squeeze 30 ml Aloe Vera gel into a small dark glass or plastic jar, add 20 drops of calendula tincture, mix it thoroughly and apply it to the affected area.
We also highly recommend the following calendula creams and bath products:
- Boiron Homeopathic Medicine First Aid Calendula Cream, Homeopathic
- Nelson Homeopathic Products Calendula Cream
- Jurlique Calendula Cream
- Pai Comfrey & Calendula Calming Organic Body Cream
- Weleda Calendula Baby Cream Bath
- WELEDA, Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash