Eczema - besides being incredibly uncomfortable - is even more unsightly. You know it when you see it; itching rashes, which can be red, scaly, dry or leathery, or even skin blisters with oozing and crusting - yes, we went there. Eczema is a serious and quite common skin disorder, with 15 million Americans suffering from atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common type of eczema. And what's worse; conventional methods of dealing with it can cause more harm than good, suppressing the skin's natural reactions without getting anywhere near the root of the problem.
When it comes to eczema, it can be allergy related, so it's important for you to be careful as you come across potential allergens on your search for the ultimate eczema cure. You should also take a good hard look at your diet - any inflammatory and processed foods - and any chemical irritants that you may be exposed to. New Research Sheds Light on Eczema will help you unfold the causes of your eczema.
Here are a few homemade all-natural remedies for you to give a try against eczema. Oh the sound... of sweet, sweet relief.
Coconut Oil Organic virgin coconut oil is nature's eczema cure. This king of oils is composed of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA) that give coconut oil its healing benefits, some of which are anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, healing and repairing, pro-immune system, and it functions as an excellent skin moisturizer.
Oatmeal Bath Oatmeal has a calming and soothing effect on your skin and is dirt cheap. Try adding 2-3 cups of organic oatmeal to a lukewarm bath and you can bathe a lot longer than you could in a regular bath without aggravating your condition. To keep the oats from clogging the drain, you can put them in a sock and run water through it.
Aloe Vera You've heard its praises over and over again - and for good reason! The aloe plant has excellent soothing properties for the skin and also helps revitalize it. Aloe can provide relief from the most immediate problems with eczema, but make sure it's pure and natural aloe.
Olive Leaf This plant is an excellent antiseptic which means it can help ward off infection and bacteria. And for those of you with eczema who tend to scratch that itch, if the skin breaks you become susceptible to infection. So, olive leaf can keep things clean and contained.
Burdock This herb is good for reducing inflammation and also destroys inulin which has been linked to eczema outbreaks. You can make a tea from this which is easy to make and drink.