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Eczema Home Remedies

  • Coconut Oil: Coconut oil remedy has proven to be helpful for most of the issues related to the skin and the hair. It is known to do a good job of sinking into the layers of the skin thereby filling into all the intercellular openings hence causing to lose considerable amount of moisture. It is known to contain anti-fungal, anti-microbial and antioxidant properties which help in soothing the skin when there is feeling of itchiness or any flare ups thereby reducing inflammation. It also contains lauric acid which is used for various numbers of viral infections since the body converts it into monolaurin.
  • Corn starch: By mixing of corn starch along with some grape seed or few drops of olive oil is known to wick away the moisture which is very much required by the skin in cases of an eczema.
  • Clay: When we talk about clay here for eczema then it is the French green clay which is said to be highly rich in minerals such as calcium, iron and potassium. It makes up for a perfect paste in terms of stopping the pain, inflammation and itching which is caused due to eczema.
  • Honey: Honey is considered to be one of the good option since it carries out all the things required to help in reducing the symptoms of eczema. Honey is basically loaded with anti-inflammatory, humectant and anti-microbial properties wherein it helps to greatly speed up the process of healing of the skin.
  • Supplementing with fish oil: Fish oil is known to contain the essential fatty acids which include N-6 and N-3. These are known to play an important role in terms of maintaining the normal functioning of the skin. There have been studies which show a link of omega 3 fatty acids being present in fish oil for improvement in eczema when it is taken at a higher dose such as between three to ten grams in a day. You can speak to your doctor about taking fish oil supplements. In the meanwhile, one can also go in for nuts, olive oil, flaxseeds, salmon, mackerel, sardines and tuna.
  • Chamomile: This has been termed as a perfect option for providing a soothing effect to the skin. It helps in reducing the itchiness and also provides relief from inflammation thereby healing the spots which may have been accidently scratched. You can go in for chamomile tea or also use as a bath additive for creating a healing chamomile bathing experience.
  • Avoiding of any possible triggers: It is important to understand as to what may have caused the flare up or the discomfort. Once those triggers have been identified then try to remove as them from your diet. It has been seen that by avoiding any allergens or any kind of triggers would also help in providing relief from eczema.  Try to avoid fast foods, alcohol, sugary food items, soda and processed food.
  • Preparing a soothing butter: By combining shea butter and beeswax can help to make a good body butter which helps in soothing the dry as well as scratchy patches present on the skin.
  • Jojoba oil:  Jojoba oil is known to contain the fatty alcohols as well as the long chain of fatty acids which are said to help in moisturising the skin. The moisturising elements present in this oil helps to get rid of any itching and dryness in the skin. It tricks the skin to start controlling the excess sebum production. The vitamins and minerals present in this oil are known to penetrate deep into the skin thereby enhancing the elasticity of the skin.
  • Oats: A simple kind of oatmeal bath is also known to be helpful in moisturising as well as soothing the skin. Oatmeal is known to have some amazing anti-inflammatory properties which in turn is helpful in reducing the discomfort as well as inflammation caused due to eczema. Oats is known to contain phenolic compounds which are also called as avenathramides which are said to have anti-oxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties. When the individual applies oats topically on the affected region then it helps to reduce itching as well as any skin irritation. Due to the high concentrations of starch as well as beta-glucan present in oats helps in protecting the skin and keeping it moisturised.