More and more people are turning to natural eczema treatment for various reasons.
One, prescription medications for eczema have drawbacks. Those drugs can’t really stop eczema permanently, but only control it so it doesn’t get worse. There are also adverse side effects associated with the use of prescription drugs.
The worst thing is that the condition recurs after some time of imaginary or false healing. Eczema symptoms such as skin bleeding, oozing, blisters, peeling, dryness, itching, swelling, and redness disappear with medical treatment, but will return after a few weeks or months of absence.
In light of this, it is important for those who suffer from it to know and try natural eczema treatment methods, some of which will be discussed later.
Another terrible truth about eczema is that its cause is still unknown, although several postulates have emerged, such as the one that says that eczema is caused by the “failure of the body to metabolize linoleic acid into y-linoleic acid (GLA)”. Another postulate states that “the cause of asthma, eczema and other allergic diseases is an unusually clean environment.”
Medical treatments and side effects
Corticosteroids and emollients are some of the common medications that doctors prescribe for eczema patients. However, in addition to the fact that these drugs do not have the ability to end the problem, these drugs cause serious and sometimes irreversible side effects.
For example, emollients contain parabens that can irritate the skin and sodium lauryl sulfate that can cause permanent skin corrosion.
Alternative natural treatments for eczema
Eczema sufferers should try the following natural treatment ideas for eczema. Study these ideas and, if possible, discuss them with your doctor.
• Virgin coconut oil: Virgin coconut oil is much better than creams prescribed by dermatologists. This oil protects the skin by keeping it hydrated and preventing it from becoming infected. In addition, it is cheaper and does not cause more problems.
• Vitamin E oil: Vitamin E oil can be applied directly to the affected area. The type that is commonly used is natural D-alpha tocopherol. Do not use vitamin E acetate.
• Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is also good for eczema, especially when mixed with vitamin E oil. There are Aloe Vera gels that you can buy for this purpose.
• Tincture of gentian: the tincture of gentian taken before each meal helps the digestive system to eliminate toxins. Some toxins can indirectly irritate the affected area.
• Organic cucumber: cut the cucumber into thin slices and let it soak until it releases the juice. Apply juice to the affected area.
• Flowers: A mixture of calendula tea, lavender essential oil, and calendula flower can also be applied to relieve irritation. Apply twice a day until symptoms disappear.
• Carrots: Peel the carrots and boil until ready to puree. Apply the paste on the affected skin area. Do it for at least 15 minutes. Then use cold water to rinse.
These are the natural treatments that you can use. Some of these can be applied in combination with the usual medications. Check with your doctor.
Written by Annsey LeeMeyer