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Title: Home Remedies for Eczema - Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Home Remedies for Eczema - Causes, Symptoms and
  • Nobody can deny the fact that eczema is
    uncomfortable and irritating. It often stems from
    a compromised immune system. It is a matter of
    distress to people who suffer from it. It is a
    matter of great distress to individuals who
    suffer from this problem.
  • Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis is a
    condition where patches of skin become inflamed
    and cracked. The other symptoms of the disease
    include itching, redness, roughness and sometimes
    presence of blisters.
  • Atopic dermatitis is very common in children,
    although adults can also get it. The disease is
    usually chronic and tends to flare periodically.
    No permanent cure has been found for eczema but
    with some self-care measures, the symptoms can be
    relieved and prevent the outbreaks. The home
    remedies listed can help to avoid harsh soaps,
    naturally moisturize the skin and prevents from
    topical application of steroidal ointments.

What are the types of Eczema?
  • Irritant Dermatitis When the skin comes in
    contact with any irritants like alkalis,
    detergent, or acids the disease occurs.

  • Atopic Dermatitis The exact cause of the disease
    is unknown, but happens when the immune system is
    drastically effected in response to a triggering
    factor or due to any irritant. The condition is
    chronic and shows inflammatory changes in the
    skin. This condition starts to develop during
    childhood, but can be seen in adulthood as well.

  • Stasis Dermatitis This condition arises due to
    poor blood circulation in the lower legs.
    Inflammatory changes occur in the skin.

  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis This is an allergic
    condition which occurs due to any exposure to
    allergens that comes in contact with skin.

  • Scabies Scabies occurs due to mite infestation
    on the skin. This condition is highly contagious
    and causes red and itchy inflammatory changes in
    the affected area.

  • Lichen Simplex Chronicus Due to constant
    itching, scratching or rubbing the skin becomes
    thickened. The condition is localized to a
    particular area.

  • Dyshidrotic Eczema In this type of eczema, there
    occurs blisters over the skin, especially in
    areas of fingers, feet, palms and the hands.

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis In this seborrheic
    conditions, the skin shows changes like scaly red
    patches, mainly on the scalp, ears, brows, chest,
    and back.

  • Nummular Eczema The condition is very itchy, and
    has round, coin-shaped lesions. round and
    coin-shaped lesions develop on your skin, and
    they are itchy. These lesions may become crusty.

  • Xerotic Eczema The condition is common in winter
    and is marked by dry and itchy skin (due to lack
    of moisture), which worsens over time.

  • The ideal way is to identify what is triggering
    the condition and avoid the causes. Although
    there is no permanent remedy, flare-ups can be

What are the causes of Eczema?
  • The causes of eczema may vary from people to
    people exhibiting various symptoms.
  • Family history
  • Mutation in the filaggrin gene the involvement
    of genetic factors, is still not clear. But those
    who are suffering from the disease, are more
    likely to have children with eczema.
  • Skin irritants Maybe any sort of fabric, such as
    wool or synthetic clothes, or allergic to
    detergents, perfumes, soaps, chlorine, or any
    other chemical solvent.
  • Temperature Often, extreme temperature
    situations leads to dryness of skin and worsens
    the situation.
  • Lack of moisturizing
  • Animal dander in some cases
  • Pollen
  • Molds
  • Dust mites
  • Food items

What are the symptoms of Eczema?
  • It is very important to understand that the signs
    and symptoms of eczema may differ from individual
    to individual.
  • Intense itching
  • Rashes or red bumps
  • Cracked skin
  • Itching and burning sensation on the rashes
  • Crusting of the rashes
  • Liquid oozing from the rashes
  • Swelling in particular areas of rashes
  • Clear liquid filled bumps

Effective Home Remedies for treating Eczema
1. Coconut Oil
  • Apply coconut oil directly over the effected
  • Coconut oil soothes the skin and reduces skin
    irritations. The oil keeps the skin hydrated and
    controls the further infections. It has presence
    of lauric acid which reduces the chances of
    infection. It also reduces pain and discomfort
    caused due to eczema.

2. Aloe vera
  • Aloe vera gel should be scooped out from the
    fresh leaf and apply directly over the lesions or
  • Aloe vera is known for its soothing effect over
    the skin. The herb works well on hydrating the
    skin and controls dryness.

3. Paste of Cassia Leaves (Golden shower tree)
  • The cassia leaves should be collected freshly and
    cleaned. Then the leaves are ground to fine
    paste. Apply this fine paste over the eczema
    patches or lesions.
  • The plant is commonly available all over the
    country and useful in treating inflammations
    related to skin disorders. It heals the patches
    over skin and also prevents oozing discharge from
    the lesions.

4. Lifestyle Changes for Eczema Treatment
  • Usage of mild soaps and moisturizers are ideal
    for eczema condition. Mild soap will not dry out
    the skin. Apply mild moisturizer after shower
    which will keep the skin hydrated. This should be
    followed for both elder and younger individuals.
  • Take Short and Warm Showers Completely avoid
    taking hot water baths. Instead, take warm
    showers for a short time. This may lead to skin
  • Manage Your Stress Stress often triggers or
    worsens the skin disorders. So it is very
    important to keep the body stress free.
  • Avoid excess oil and excess dry foods. include
    healthy food.
  • Sound sleep is very important to maintain the
    good nights sleep.
  • Wet Compress It is always good to keep the skin
    cool which helps in controlling the irritation.

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