- What is Eczema?
- What Causes Eczema?
- Symptoms and Types of Eczema
- 15 Best natural remedies for Eczema
- Prevention Tips to Avoid Eczema
What is Eczema?
Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis (Scientific), Dad khaj khujali (Hindi/Urdu), isab / kharuj (Marathi), Eksima (Tamil), Shi zhen (Chinese), Eczema (Spanish), eczema(Portuguese), Charma rog bisesa (Bengali), ekzema (Russian). Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that causes itching and redness. Eczema in its acute form is indicated by redness and swelling of the skin, the formation of minute vesicles and severe heat. If the vesicles rupture, a raw, moist surface is formed. From this, a colorless discharge oozes, which forms skin crusts when it accumulates. The disease is usually worst at night when the heat of the body is retained by the bed clothes. The skin itches at all stages. In the wet stage, it may become infected with bacteria. The healing of the condition is affected by scratching in response to the irritation. Scratching not only spreads infection but also lengthens the stage of dryness and scaling. Skin applications to cure eczema may give temporary relief. If the exudation is suppressed, some other more serious disease may develop. The best way to deal with eczema is to cleanse the blood stream and the body.
What Causes Eczema?
The skin is the body’s largest organ. A number of things can trigger local skin inflammation, or dermatitis, in sensitive people. Allergies play an important part in causing eczema. In contact dermatitis, the offending agents come into direct contact with the skin. Examples include poison ivy, nickel jewelry, sheep’s lanolin, topical antibiotics, and ingredients in detergents and body care products. Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, a condition that tends to run in families, along with hay fever and asthma. It is a feature of many different skin disorders arising from many different causes. Affected patches of skin are red, itchy, scaly, and thickened, and in some cases oozing and crusty. Allergens that provoke the inflammation may be difficult or impossible to identify. It can also be hereditary. If you have eczema, your doctor will probably advise switching to hypoallergenic personal care products and laundry detergent, keeping your skin hydrated, and prescription anti-inflammatory creams for flare-ups. Some waste matter from the body is excreted from the pores of the skin through sweat. Sometime the pores of the skin are overworked as waste matter is not properly eliminated from the other orifices. If the pores are not given the chance to perform their normal function, the sweat will be full of morbid matter and this gives rise to skin diseases like eczema, acne, boils and other eruptions.
Symptoms and Types of Eczema
History In ancient China, healers considered eczema “asthma of the skin,” as many who suffered skin outbreaks also suffered asthma. Eczema is only infectious if it becomes secondarily infected. Types of eczema include
- Contact Eczema: It is caused by allergens such as plants, metals, detergents, and chemical irritants.
- Atopic Eczema: It is associated with allergies such as hay fever.
- Pomphylox Eczema: It can be triggered by emotional stress.
- Varicose Eczema: This kind of eczema occurs in the region of varicose veins.
Eczema can occur any where on body but bands, ears, feet, and legs are common body parts. In case of children common symptoms are burning and itching with a strong urge to scratch, possibly leading to infection. A small fluid-filled blisters which may burst to form sores. Eczema covers a wide variety of forms, the majority of them being of a chronic variety.
15 Best natural remedies for Eczema
- Promote Healing with Aloe Vera: In a clean bowl, whisk together 55 ml Aloe Vera gel and 60 ml high-quality oil. You can choose oil from olive, almond, coconut, apricot, or grapeseed oil. Blend in 12 drops of German chamomile essential oil. Immediately after bathing or showering, while your skin is still damp, apply a generous amount to your skin with clean fingers. Allow a couple of minutes for the moisturizer to absorb before getting dressed. Store leftover moisturizer in a clean, dry jar and can be use for 2 weeks. Aloe vera gel is anti-inflammatory, soothing, hydrating and can promote healing and may reduce inflammation in eczema. German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) has chemicals that reduce inflammation and allergies. The flavonoids quercetin and apigenin inhibit the release of histamine from immune cells called mast cells, which improves eczema like skin conditions. Essential oil of chamomile looks blue, due to a potent anti-inflammatory chemical called chamazulene.
- Anti-inflammatory Herbs: Try drinking an infusion of burdock, chamomile, heartsease, marigold, and red clover, all of which are anti-inflammatory herbs.
- Reduce Itching: Rub olive oil into patches of eczema, dandruff, and psoriasis to reduce itching and encourage healing. Olive oil soothes the itching of eczema, and moisturizes dry skin, hair, and scalp.
- Treat Dermatitis Indian Way: For hives, rash, urticaria, dermatitis or eczema, apply neem oil OR tikta ghrita (bitter ghee) on the skin.
- Oatmeal Compress to Soothe Eczema: A compress of oatmeal or an oatmeal bath soothes eczema and other problem skin conditions. Put the seeds in a muslin bag under a running hot bathwater tap so that the decoction is strained into the bath — the soothing emollient activity of the seeds eases itching and nourishes the skin. The oat straw decoction also makes an effective skin wash to heal skin conditions. A poultice made from the grain has long been used to treat eczema, and other skin problems.
- Effective Treatment for Itchy Skin: Horsetail is also an effective treatment of itchy skin and eczema. Soak 3 tablespoons of chopped horsetail in 1 liter/2 pints of water over night. Next day bring it to the boil for 3 minutes then leave covered for 10 minutes. Strain, then use to bathe affected areas. Do not drink.
- Bathe sore patches with an infusion of witch hazel diluted in some warm water.
- Peppermint oil is soothing for itchy skin. Apply at 2 percent dilution (2 drops per teaspoonful of carrier oil) to affected areas. The infusion can be applied as a lotion to relieve nettle rash and eczema. be careful to avoid the eyes.
- Homemade DIY Cream: Powdered Marshmallow root mixed into a cream or added to water to make a paste for insect bites and weeping eczema.
- Chickweed ointment can be applied directly to the affected area, and calendula oil may also be useful.
- Linden Flower Bath for Infants: Especially good for dry skin and eczema with irritability. Take 12 g dried linden flowers and 500 ml water. Put into pan and bring to the boil, cover, and allow to stand for 15 minutes. Add to the baby’s bath. In infants, eczema is often caused by allergy to certain proteins in wheat, eggs, peanuts, chocolate, cow’s milk, chicken and potato.
- Chinese Herbalism: Chinese herbs will be prescribed according to the specific cause and symptoms of your eczema, but some possible herbs are: wormwood, peony root, and Chinese gentian. Dittany bark and puncture vine fruit may help itching.
- Treat the Root Cause: Try a blood-cleansing herbal combination. Mix the Indian herbs manjistha and neem in equal amounts. Take 1/2 teaspoon of this mixture 3 times a day with warm water after meals. It will cleanse the blood and help to heal eczema like allergies.
- Encourage Healing with Natural Cure: Evening primrose oil has been used successfully in the treatment of eczema, reducing itching and encouraging healing. Researched in England since the 1980s, evening primrose seed oil (EPO) is high in omega-6 essential fatty acids and can prove helpful in a range of inflammatory conditions, such as menstrual problems, rheumatoid arthritis, and eczema. Less concentrated than borage oil but with similar therapeutic effects, EPO makes a useful supplement for eczema and dermatitis. It is considered safe for infants as well. For best results, take internally for several months and apply topically to affected areas of skin.
- Kill Bacteria: Sun bathing is also beneficial as it kills the harmful bacteria and should be resorted to early in the morning, in the first light of dawn.
Prevention Tips to Avoid Eczema
- Stress can aggravate eczema. Emotional problems and severe mental stress are suspected of causing eczema. Do the stress less exercise, meditation recommended.
- Head skin scalp can be eczema, consult doctor for proper diagnosis.
- Cucumber juice, drunk daily, may help to control eczema.
- Avoid tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages and all condiments and highly flavored dishes.
- Take a B-complex supplement each day, and make sure your tablet contains good levels of niacin (B3), which is also found naturally in peanuts, meat, fish, and pulses.
- Vitamin C and bioflavonoids (which are often contained in a good vitamin C supplement) act as a natural antihistamine.
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