. Also known as dermatitis, Eczema is the most chronic skin disease. It is a group of skin disorders. The term”Eczema “is derived from a Greek word meaning “to boil”. Inflammation of the skin results in the formation of pustules and later with discharge of clear fluid that causes itching, redness, dryness and flakiness of the skin. Usually, it appears on hands, wrists, arms, neck, face, upper chest and back of the knees.
Major causes of eczema are allergies, hereditary, varicose veins, faulty body metabolism, cold and dry whether, nutritional deficiencies and deficiency of vitamin B6. Its main symptoms include itching, redness on the skin, dry and flaky skin, itchy blisters, inflammation on skin, rough and thickened skin and small bumps on forehead, neck and cheek.
Eczema can be classified as
Allergic contact dermatitis
Irritant contact dermatitis,
Infantile seborrhoeic eczema,
Adult seborrhoeic eczema,
Varicose eczema and
Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema. Mostly it is found in infants. Eczema is also grouped with the classic allergic diseases, asthma and hay fever. The eczema skin cannot protect itself from increased rate of evaporation and hence is always dry. The dry skin gets more irritated and itchy; leading to increased scratching that worsens the rash.
When it comes to Natural Eczema treatment, it is very important to keep the skin well hydrated and moisturized. Using natural oils for an eczema cure is the best option. To the effected part, coconut oil can be applied as it helps the skin to remain soft. Oatmeal is considered to be one of the best natural eczema treatments that anyone can use. The application of mud packs is another natural Eczema treatment. This home remedy is very beneficial. Sunbathing is also beneficial as it kills the harmful bacteria. You can also use Turmeric powder mixed with the same proportions of bitter neem leaves. Cold wet fomentations or cold compresses are proved useful in Eczema treatment and a relief to any skin irritation.
Carrot and muskmelon are highly beneficial in the eczema treatment. For bathing and cleaning your face, use herbal soap with large block of olive or vegetable oil. Shark cartilage and lotion of blueberry leaves lessen inflammation. Massage your skin gently with this creamy natural exfoliating paste and you can then allow it to remain on your skin for about 10 minutes before you rinse it off. Application of spearmint leaf juice also reduces eczema. Mashed papaya seed on the effected part prevent itching on the skin.
Always avoid cosmetic products as the chemicals in them may aggravate the condition. Keep a good and clean skin together with the natural remedies. Stay away from substances that are allergic to. It is also important to check your diet as it can also be caused by food allergies especially in children. Food allergies are also spread through diet like milk, egg, fish wheat, citrus fruits, peanuts etc in children. To get rid of Eczema, it is necessary to follow the above guidelines strictly.