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15 Natural Remedies for Eczema

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Since there is no cure, eczema must be effectively managed as to avoid suffering, irritation, and worsening conditions. This article will explore natural remedies for the skin affliction.

What is Eczema?

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) is a condition in which the skin becomes inflamed and irritated. There can be scaling, oozing, crusting, redness, and cracking. The one constant of eczema, prevalent in all types, is that it is itchy. It is both a conditional and hereditary affliction.

Triggers & Prevention

What you eat, what you come into contact with, and environmental conditions can all trigger an outbreak. If you do suffer from eczema, it is vital that you take note of what conditions cause you to break out. Just as avoiding them as to prevent an outbreak, irritants should be avoided during an outbreak.

Irritants become exceedingly detrimental, such as soaps and topical applications with synthetic coloring or fragrances that are going to further irritate and worsen the situation.

Gravitate towards natural products with natural moisturizer like aloe vera or oats. It is also best to avoid repeated wetting and drying of the skin during an outbreak.

15. Coconut oil
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With nothing in it that could worsen the condition and loaded with minerals and nutrients, coconut oil is a highly effective natural treatment for eczema. Coconut oil has antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial properties. All of which can be needed and utilized when combating eczema. In addition to the nutrient rich oil is its ability to relieve eczema’s insatiable itching.

14. Emu Oil

Of Emu oil’s many uses and benefits, its positive results for eczema is well documented. Its unique characteristics of absorption and mechanics make it an effective natural remedy. Emu oil absorbs swiftly into the skin and significantly reduces swelling and inflammation. It’s also a great carrier oil.

13. Turmeric

Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiseptic. It contains many active healing compounds. Its use fades and dries up eczema patches.

12. Chamomile

With its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antihistamine properties, Chamomile is a well-established natural remedy. It relieves the irritation of eczema and works to treat the inflammation.

11. Castile Soap

Castile soap is vastly beneficial for a wide array of skin condition. It is a natural soap void of chemicals, perfumes, and other artificial additives, which prolong and exacerbate skin conditions. Keeping the inflamed area clean and uncontaminated is vital for overcoming eczema, something castile soap delivers.

10. Jojoba Oil
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Jojoba oil, made from the seeds of the jojoba plant, is a powerful natural moisturizer, full of beneficial compounds. With its close resemblance to naturally produced skin oil, regular use effectively regulates skin oil production.

9. Stinging Nettle

Of its multiple uses and remedies, the stinging nettle herb naturally treats eczema. The silica within nettle makes it a great herb for hair and skin. It’s used in many commercial and natural products. Skin tissue requires silica even more when dealing with eczema.

8. Lavender Oil

Lavender oil can achieve great results for skin health. Its healing properties include cell rejuvenation, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Lavender oil is great at smoothing over scars.

7. Rosemary Oil

Rosemary oil promotes healing and soothes and relieves the irritation and nonstop itch of eczema. It is recommended to mix several drops with a carrier oil then apply over the affected area.

6. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a powerful essential oil. It actively treats a long list of skin conditions. However, being as strong as it is, it is possible to experience an adverse or negative reaction to tea tree oil. It should be used cautiously and diluted. It can be used with a carrier oil.

5. Aloe vera
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Aloe vera protects and moisturizes skin. It stabilizes skin hydration, which combats skin dryness, often the beginning stage of an eczema outbreak.

4. Horsetail

Horsetail is high in silica, a mineral that improves hair, skin, and nails. This mineral works to mend overall skin health, appearance, tone, and quality, something the body will benefit from when experiencing eczema.

3. Oats

Oatmeal reduces inflammation, relieves itching, and moisturizes the skin. Adding baking soda helps cleanse. It’s recommended to make a paste and applying topically.

2. St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

In a study exploring the effects of St. John’s Wort cream topically applied to treat eczema found it to provide positive improvement of the condition. It contains hypericin, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory. St John’s Wort is typically used for its herbal medicinal antidepressant properties.

1. Fish Oil Supplements
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Rich in Omega-3, fish oil supplements slash the duration and severity of eczema symptoms. Walnuts, flaxseed, and salmon are also sources rich in omega-3.

Caution:

Be careful to study possible side effects, counteractions, and allergies. You may have a negative interaction.

May you find what your body best reacts to for a quick, thorough healing. 

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Comments

Feb 1, 2015 2:33am
maria52gr
A very interesting list. I hadn't heard some of the herbs before. Thanks!
Feb 1, 2015 2:45pm
javrsmith
My sister was bothered by this for years.
Jun 5, 2015 11:29pm
marissalani
Will def try some of these! Been battling eczema for too long! Thanks.
Jan 25, 2016 9:47pm
ahadammar
good remedies
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