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Eczema Natural Treatment: 8 Drug-Free Ideas For Itch Relief
Thursday, 05 February 2015


Eczema Natural Treatment As Part Of An Integrative Strategy An eczema natural treatment or a combination of a few natural therapies, may be used to complement conventional treatments, why are typically via topical steroids. No doubt, many sufferers turn to steroids for instant itch relief. However, prolonged usage can lead to side effects, which are harmful for your body, and may even worsen the state of your health in the long run.
Many alternative or natural health professionals are of the opinion that eczema essentially reflects the internal state of a person's health, lifestyle, energy balance, and psychological stability. Additionally, they recognise that eczema for some individuals is triggered by allergy-provoking substances.
This being the case, eczema natural treatments have to be selected to address psychological trauma and stress, realign the natural healing processes of the body and its energy balance, and, finally, stimulate efficient elimination of toxic substances from the body.
So remove stretch marks if you prefer a more integrated plan to reduce your eczema symptoms, then you need to first ensure that the health care professional that you are seeing has an intimate knowledge of alternative or natural treatment methods. In this manner, you are assured of optimal care without suffering untoward side effects or negating the efficacy of individual treatments.
There are several options for a multi-pronged approach in drawing up a plan for eczema natural treatment. Here are 8 drug-free ideas that appear to have work, based on my own experience as an eczema sufferer and on the feedback that I have been receiving about them from subscribers to my free newsletter on eczema.
Food Allergy May Cause EczemaEczema Natural Treatment #1: Pay Attention To What You EatIt is essential that you stick to a diet regimen with foods that do not provoke any allergic reactions. Instead, select foods that promote a greater balance of beneficial substances to prevent flare-ups of the disease.
- Avoid foods that may trigger eczema flare-ups. These may include citrus fruits, chocolate, eggs, cow's milk, shellfish, and wheat. It is helpful to keep a journal recording what you eat and note down instances when eczema breaks out.
- Emphasize a healthier whole-foods diet with minimal amounts of animal fat, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and processed and junk foods.
- Consume foods high in vitamin A or beta-carotene and potassium such as carrots, and green leafy vegetables in your diet.
Heal Eczema With Water See all 5 photos eczema natural treatment with water Eczema Natural Treatment #2: Healing With WaterA common eczema symptom is extremely dry skin. Dry skin can be a sign of de-hydration. Hence it is important to ensure that you drink sufficient amounts of water every day. It is often recommended that you drink at least 2 litres of water daily but if you have eczema, it is best that you make this a minimum requirement.
Drink water that is as pure as possible and filtered of any chemicals. You want good clean water to flush through your body, bringing life and vitality to every skin cell.
Eczema Natural Treatment #3: Nutritional Supplements To Make Up DeficiencyMany eczema sufferers are found to be deficient in nutrients that support the healthy growth of skin. These supplements can help hydrate your skin from within and also to speed up the healing of damaged skin cells. It is a good idea to experiment by adding supplements to your diet one at a time. Supplements that are known to help include evening primrose oil, virgin coconut oil, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
Eczema Natural Treatment #4: Herbs For HealthHerbs may be used as teas or infusions, topical applications, and tinctures. Herbal remedies may be used for direct treating the skin, for relieving stress, or for cleansing the bowel.
The use of herbal medicine can also come from the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine or Indian Ayurvedic Medicine. There are varying degrees of success reported by different individuals however.
It is important that if you wish to use herbs, you should consult a qualified professional. Herbal remedies may be natural but some of them can have very potent effects.

Oatmeal For Treating Eczema Naturally See all 5 photos Eczema Natural Treatment #5: Soak In An Oatmeal BathAnother effective eczema natural treatment is an oatmeal bath. An oatmeal bath is particulary soothing for dry skin. It may sound strange but oatmeal is excellent for calming inflamed skin that you just want to scratch off your body.
To make an oatmeal bath, you can simply purchase porridge (such as Quaker) oats from the supermarket and add them to a lukewarm bath. A cup or two should be fine. The itchier you are, the more water and oats you should add.
If you do not wish to make your own oatmeal bath for some reason, Aveeno sells one that is excellent for managing that eczema itch.
Eczema Natural Treatment #6: Wet Wrap Therapy To The RescueYou may find it hard to sleep at night, when the level of your itch intensifies. If so, you may want to consider using the wet wrap therapy.
Before the wet wrap therapy begins, you will need to soak in a bath with emollient oil. Then moisturizer is rubbed into the skin to make it moist. If your eczema is severe, then your health care provider may recommend an anti-itch cream to be applied to the affected skin.
The bandages that are used for wet wrap therapy are soaked in warm water or a special moisturizer until very wet. The bandages are then wrapped over the affected eczema area.
This therapy can be used on any part of the body that is affected by eczema, including the face. To help keep the moisture in and so that you can sleep, you can wrap dry bandages over the wet ones.
Bach Flower Essences See all 5 photos Flower Essences In A Bottle Eczema Natural Treatment #7: Bach Flower Essences For Emotional BalancingEmotional stress can trigger eczema symptoms. Studies indicate that an increase in anxiety or tension levels often take place just prior to an outbreak. Bach Flower Essences Therapy is an eczema natural treatment that can be used to balance mood swings and/or to lower high stress levels.
Health Is Wealth See all 5 photos Eczema Natural Treatment #8: Lifestyle Tips That Are UsefulEach and every tip can play a useful part in the overall plan to reduce the intensity of itch levels. In fact, they are part of beneficial lifestyle changes that would benefit everyone, but more specially those who suffer from eczema.
- Your wellness is important. Eczema may well be the symptom of an unhealthy lifestyle. Hence, make simple alterations in your usual activities, such as spending time relaxing, getting plenty of fresh air, engaging in regular exercise, having enough sleep. Also, maintain harmonious relationships, stay stress-free and nurture a purpose in life - all these are useful strategies for keeping eczema under control.
- Obviously, having long fingernails are out! I have not even have had a manicure for years! Keep your fingernails short to decrease the abrasion from scratching.
You should also refrain from scratching to forestall secondary skin infections and to break the vicious cycle of itch-scratch-rash. I do acknowledge that it is easier said than done. Still, you will need to cultivate increased awareness that scratching that itch may relieve you temporarily but can most certainly worsen the state of your skin. You can minimise the temptation to scratch by placing light bandages on affected areas, or applying soothing salves or cool, wet compresses.
- Stay away from temperature extremes, or rapid changes of temperature. Exposure to gentle sunlight can help but avoid sweating as this can trigger flare-ups.
Find out which eczema natural treatment works best for youBecause eczema can be caused and triggered by a combination of psychological, emotional, physical, chemical, and biological factors, relying on one approach is in most cases, not sufficient. I have presented here 8 common ways that do not involve the use of steroids and which are known to help.
Admittedly, one eczema natural treatment method may not work as well for another, as every eczema sufferer is different and has unique circumstances. You will need to exercise some patience and skill to find the few methods or therapies that can be most helpful in reducing your eczema flare ups.


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