Eczema, a skin condition that is not curable, is a chronic condition. Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes rashes, itching, and sometimes crusty skin. Infantile eczema is a condition that affects infants. The rashes can be seen on the cheeks and elbows as well as the knees. Crampe cap, which is a scalp condition that can be seen in infants with eczema, can also be present.
Adults usually have rashes at the back of their knees or around the inner elbow. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis is thought to be an inherited condition. It can run in families, particularly in families that have members with other allergic or immune-system-related conditions such as hay fever and asthma.
There is no cure for eczema, as we have already said. It can flare up and then disappear. Some medications can be used to reduce inflammation and itchyness during flare-ups. Corticosteroid creams, ointments and oral antihistamines are the standard treatment for itching. For more severe cases, you may need to use oral antihistamines. Antibiotics may be prescribed if the rashes become infected.
Sometimes, immunomodulators can be used to reduce symptoms and stabilize the immune system. All medications can have side effects. Drowsiness is a common side effect of oral antihistamines. Long-term use of oral corticosteroids can lead to more serious side effects, such as hypertension, cataracts, osteoporosis and muscle weakness.
Many people prefer natural remedies for eczema to these medications. They are safer and more effective than prescriptions. They are usually also less expensive.
- Cool and wet compresses are one of the most effective natural remedies for eczema. This home remedy provides relief from itching and prevents skin from scratching. It is important to not aggravate the condition or cause scarring.
- A flare-up of eczema should be treated with light, cool, smooth-textured, loose clothes. Avoid woolly and scratchy fabric that can further irritate your skin. Instead, wear cotton clothes.
- Regular moisturizing is recommended because dry skin can lead to an outbreak of eczema.
- Eczema can also be treated with herbal creams, creams, and gels. You can also apply homemade lotions or mixtures to eczema rashes and affected areas. You can make a mixture of sandalwood paste and camphor in equal amounts. A teaspoon of each ingredient is recommended.
- Nutmeg paste is another example.
- Another example is natural vitamin E. This should be applied directly to the itchy or scaly areas.
- Topical treatment for eczema can also include neem, dandelion, and pounded blueberry.
- There are also oral natural remedies for eczema. Eczema symptoms can be relieved by taking probiotics, tomato juice, and zinc supplements.
- Probiotics, also known as “good bacteria”, strengthen the immune system. Acidophilus, an oral supplement containing beneficial microbial organisms, is a common example of probiotics. Probiotics are safe for children and adults. However, they must first be approved by a pediatrician before being given to infants.