Eczema is a painful skin condition that cannot be treated. However, there are home remedies that can be used to treat it. Eczema is a condition that causes inflammation and pustules to form, which can then release a clear liquid. It can cause redness and itching, flaking, dryness, and even contagious. There are many causes of eczema.
Not all home remedies will work for everyone. However, if you try several, you’ll likely find the one or two that works best for you.
- Olive Oil – Nearly everyone has this essential cooking ingredient in their kitchen. Olive oil can be used topically to heal and moisturize, or taken internally to improve health. It moisturizes your skin, which reduces their acidic content. This makes them less suitable for eczema. You won’t feel or smell like a salad, but the greasiness and scent disappear quickly.
- Use Natural Products – Go through all your personal hygiene products, as well as laundry detergent, and replace any that contain alcohol, petroleum, mineral oil or sodium lauryl-sulfate, preservatives, coloring, fragrances, or preservatives. Sometimes, the best eczema remedies involve removing any products that may be irritating your skin.
- Natural Pastes- You can mix sandalwood and camphor together to make a paste that you can spread on your skin. Other options include bitter neem or turmeric, as well as water and nutmeg.
- Oatmeal – Add a few tablespoons of oatmeal or rolled oats to your bathwater. You can apply the oat paste to irritated areas. This will make your bath tub slippery, so be careful with children.
- Evaluate Your Diet- Are you eating foods that cause eczema, such as dairy, eggs, soy or citrus fruits? You might consider starting a food journal, or really evaluating what you eat.
- Kelp – You can take kelp supplements daily, or use kelp bath treatments to add to your water. Or you can just eat some of these sea vegetables to improve your diet.
- Chamomile tea – You can either drink it or add it to your bathwater. Or you can soak a washcloth in it and then apply it to the area. This home remedy is safe for pregnant women, children, and nursing mothers. Chamomile has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Mix chamomile with oatmeal in a bath for a special treat!