Natural Remedies for Eczema

Natural Remedies for Eczema

Like so many skin problems, eczema can itch worse than a bad conscience. Your avenues of attack: Keep out of the water (that means no dishwashing, frequent hand washing, or long showers) as much as possible. Guard your skin with a think, heavy-duty cream-not a watery lotion. Stay away from eczema aggravators, such as harsh soaps and anything you discover you're sensitive to. And, hard as it may be, avoid scratching.

Rash Relief

  • Great Diaper Rash Remedy that is great for regular itching too.
  • To cool your itch, soak a washcloth in ice-cold milk and lay the cloth onto the itchy area. Repeat several times daily as needed. 
  • Fo an oozing rash, apply calamine lotion. It can help with the itching and also dry out the rash.

Soak and Seal

  • Add colloidal oatmeal to your bath. This ground oatmeal floats suspended in the water and is soothing to itchy skin. A well-known brand is Aveeno.
  • Keep your baths and showers under 10 minutes. In fact, don't bathe every day if you don't have to. Eczema tends to get worse when skin is dry, and excessive bathing washes away the protective oils that keep your skin moist. 
  • Use lukewarm water in the tub or shower instead of piping hot water. 
  • After you bathe, use a heavy cream-bases moisturizer to guard the skin against irritants. Even petroleum jelly or solid vegetable shortening, such as Crisco, works well. Avoid water based lotions, as well as lotions that contain fragrance. Keep in mind these vegetable shortenings are not great for your facial skin. Try jojoba oil, which has the natural capabilities as your own skin's oil. 
  • Try getting a water in home purifier. The purifier will cleanse the water and remove any harsh chemicals that could dry out your skin more. 

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