Top Home Remedies for Eczema
Before we take a deeper explanation about eczema treatment, we firstly need to know what the eczema is.
What exactly Eczema means?
Eczema is defines as a chronic itchy skin disease. The term eczema came from Greek word which has the meaning ‘to boil out’. This disease will show up within the first five or six years of your life. It will last into your childhood and even to your adulthood. We usually know eczema as the type of dermatitis or the condition when your skin is inflamed. But you need to exactly understand that not all dermatitis is eczema. You have to pay more attention to its causes and symptoms.
Main factor for Eczema?
Eczema can be caused by many factors. One of the most common causes of eczema is atopic dermatitis. Many people also refer the eczema disease as atomic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis itself can lead you to some serious diseases like asthma and allergic rhinitis. But it has been considered as pure allergic disease. This atopic is a common condition which is faced by many people, including babies.
The term eczema disease also can be described into some skin condition. For example, the allergic contact dermatitis. Your skin will be allergic to some substances like nickel or poison oak. There’s also irritant dermatitis, which happens from the contact with harsh chemical substance. There’re other situations such as scabies infestations, statis dermatitis, fungal infections, asteasosis, dyshidrosis, nummular dermatitis and the other special conditions.
As I’ve told before, that eczema is commonly referred as atopic dermatitis. When you’re suffering from atopic dermatitis, you’ll face some abnormal immunologic conditions, such as increased the immunoglobulin E antibody and the defective of your cell-mediated immunity. These conditions will make your body should work harder to fight against bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
This disease can be caused by some environment factors. Your dry skin may be caused by your lack of filaggrins skin proteins. It can also be caused by your so dry environment. You can consider some conditions or things that will cause eczema such as low humidity places, harsh soaps and detergents, lotions, solvents, sweating, rough wool clothing, rubber gloves and so on. The common bacteria which causes eczema is called staphylococcus bacteria. When you often to make your skin wet and then dry again, you can have the possibility to get this disease. For some patients, eczema is also caused by some food allergies.
The very first sign of eczema is the extreme itching skin. After you feel so itchy, you will get the rash skin and then it turns to be red and bumpy. You will feel that your skin is burning. In some cases, if you make many rubbing, it will injure your skin. You also need to consider when you have some round areas in your skin. It’s usually referred as coin shaped eczema.
Another sign is the red bumps that look bubbly on your skin. This red bumps usually show up in the sides of finger. This sign can be associated by dyshidrotic eczema. You will get painful cracks in the skin that will keep improving if you’re suffering from eczema. The common locations of the rash are on your neck, flexures of your arms and flexures of legs. The eczema in infants will give some signs such as rash on the torso and face. In the chronic level, those signs, such as itchy and rash skin, will decrease your sleeping quality.
There are actually many home remedies for eczema. So here I’ll give you some useful tips of home remedies for eczema.
Use Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil has been proven to be an effective treatment for eczema. This is actually not an oil, but a liquid wax. If you take jojoba to your skin, it will make a deep penetration into your skin. This oil can give back your natural skin oil. Jojoba oil is made by fatty acids and alcohols. It’s so rich and moisturizing. The component of this jojoba is obviously safe to your skin.
To use this method, you need to buy jojoba oil. Then to apply this oil to your rash skin, slowly message it into your skin until it successfully penetrate your skin. You just need small amount of jojoba because it’s has been rich and so moisturizing. To get a maximum result, you can take this jojoba 3 times a day
This treatment is one of the most simple and effective home remedies for eczema. Coconut oil can be a lotion for eczema. Coconut oil is very useful to create more moisture to your skin. This oil can fill your intercellular space which opens up and makes you lose moisture. The fats and oils are the ingredients that you need to use to recover your dry skin. It also can prevent you from irritating skin.
To use coconut oil, you can simply rub this oil to the damaged area. You just have to wait until it dry. You can use this coconut oil based on your need. But you need to remember to wash your hand first and keep it clean.
There’re other methods to treat your eczema besides using oil. You can try using a vegetable which is called vegetable glycerin. This glycerin is different than the regular glycerin, which is widely used for soap industry. The vegetable glycerin is the plant-based product. It’s made up by oils and fats which are usually contained in coconut and palm oil. These veggies can work well with your skin and can restore your skin’s moisture. It can also prevent your skin from dry, itchy or inflamed.
To take this method, you need the food-grade vegetable glycerin. Food-grade vegetable glycerin means the glycerin which is 99.7% pure. It only contains 0.3% water. You also need the filtered water and a mister bottle to spray the glycerin. To create this formula, you can mix the vegetable glycerin and water with ratio 1:1. You can fill it into a spray bottle and mix it up. Then you can spray your glycerin to the affected area in your skin. You’ll see such an effective result from this method.
Change your habit
Your eczema disease can be caused by your wrong habit. You can try to identify what kind of foods that you consume every day. You can also make investigation about the products that have contact with your skin, such as the hand soap, body lotion, detergent, etc. If you’re currently using the new products, you can search about the ingredients of your products. If you’ve already known what kind of diet or product that triggers your eczema, you need to change your habit immediately. This method has been proven to be effective in preventing eczema disease.
Use the honey
You can use honey to treat your eczema too. Honey is the anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory substances. It can effectively heal your affected skin. You need to search for the organic honey. To use this approach, you need to apply honey to your itching skin. You have to remember that you apply honey only to the small areas of the infected skin. As an option, you can cover it with the bandage. After that, you just need to wait for 30 minutes. Then, you can clean your skin with cool water. You can repeat this method for 3 times a day.
Consume fish oil
Fish oil is also effective to cure your eczema. You can start to consume the fish oil with the daily doses. It will obviously help your body to produce more substances which are needed by your body, especially your skin. This oil can cure your itching skin. If you don’t like the taste or smell of the fish oil, you can mix it up with orange juice. With this method, it will be easier for you to treat your eczema
Take the butter
You can also use body butter to treat your itchy, dry and burning skin. You can choose the good body butter to take this method. This body butter consists of jojoba oil, shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax. These ingredients are so effective to heal your eczema. The shea butter contains fatty acids which can’t be converted into soap. This substance can heal and repair the infected skin. It can also decrease the impact of inflammation. The beeswax is also great to protect and also soften your skin. Jojoba and coconut oil are the ingredients which have been scientifically proven to heal eczema.
To create such great body butter, you need 2 tablespoons of beeswax, 2 tablespoons shea butter, 6 tablespoons of coconut oil, 4 tablespoons of jojoba oil, glass jars and lavender oil as an optional. First you need to melt the beeswax and jojoba oil. After they melts, you can add the coconut oil and mix them up. Then you can decrease the heat, add the shea butter and keep mixing them. Take this mix into glass jars. You can add a little lavender oil if you like. Then cover the jars and wait until it’s cool. After that, you can apply this butter to your infected skin.
Cure for eczema in babies
As I’ve mentioned above, eczema can easily attack baby. The eczema signs will be shown on the babies’ cheek, scalp and forehead. As the babies grow, the signs of eczema will change differently. Eczema in infants will look red and weepy. The key to treat eczema in babies is by avoiding your babies from scratching. This action can make your babies’ skin rashers and more irritating. This also will lead to infection in babies’ skin. To use this method, you have to regularly cut off your babies’ nails. You need to make sure that your babies can’t make any scratch to their itching skin. You can also give your babies hand gloves.
You can use proper hot water in bathing your babies. You’re not allowed to bathe your babies more than 10 minutes in the warm water. The warm water can lose your babies’ natural skin and can lead up to eczema. You can also choose the safe babies skin products. Always use the products which are designed for babies with the sensitive skin. The common products that you need be considered are soap, deodorant and laundry soap. You also shouldn’t rub your babies’ infected skin. You just have to pat those areas. You can also use baby’s moisturizer if your babies’ skin is too wet.
You must pay more attention to your babies’ clothes. You have to choose the cotton made clothes for your babies. You need to perfectly wash your babies’ clothes before it were wore by your children. You also need to choose clothes which don’t make your babies sweating. If your babies’ temperature is relatively hot, it can lead up to eczema disease.