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Home Remedies for Eczema

Eczema is often referred to as dermatitis and this is a kind of skin ailment. There are different types of eczema like: allergic contact dermatitis, infantile seborrhoeic eczema, varicose eczema, atopic eczema, adult seborrhoeic eczema etc. The most common kind of eczema is the atrophic eczema which is seen in children as well as infants. The signs and symptoms of eczema are itching of the skin; there is a kind of dryness with reddish flaky skin, in some cases there is inflammation of the skin with little bumps on the neck, cheek and the forehead, in some cases there is roughness of the skin too.

Hereditary is one of the causes of eczema and conditions like asthma and hay fever are directly linked with eczema. Deficiency of Vitamin B6 is also one of the reasons for eczema. Smoke irritation, detergents, chemicals, stress, heat etc. are also reasons for aggravating the problem of eczema. Poor circulation of blood in the leg can also lead to eczema.

There are certain home remedies which are known to be effective in treating eczema.

A paste of sandalwood powder and a teaspoon of camphor applied to the affected region helps give you relief. Applying a paste of nutmeg on the affected part also helps so also coconut oil. Drinking a combination mixture of carrot and spinach juice is beneficial. Increasing the intake of water and other fluids like fruits and vegetable juices is also beneficial. Drinking tomato juice helps relieve you of your eczema within a few days.

Applying vitamin E oil on the affected area relieves you of itching. Zinc taken both internally as well as externally is beneficial as it sooths the itchiness of the affected area. Application of shark cartilage with blueberry lotion reduces the inflammation of the skin. Avoid eating eggs, dairy products, citrus fruits, foods with preservative helps overcome eczema. Use of a good moisturizer is recommended as well as wearing cotton clothes as these are less likely to irritate your skin.

Use of neem soap or water boiled with neem leaves is also beneficial to get rid of your problem of eczema. Aloe Vera is useful in treating many a body ailments and can be taken both internally as well as externally. 1 tabs of aloe Vera juice or aloe gel is known to cleanse the internal body parts. Application of fresh aloe Vera gel on the affected part reduces not only the redness but also gives you relief from any signs of inflammation, reddishness, etc. It has been found that children below the age of five are more likely to be affected by eczema than adults, though this is not a contagious disease this problem of eczema should not be neglected.

Try to wash the clothes separately and rinse the clothes with a good antiseptic liquid as it will help remove the infection faster. Use antiseptic liquids also to clean your body as this will help you overcome your problem of eczema soon. It can cured easily if proper health care is taken.


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