Dealing with skin eczema is very uncomfortable and irritating, and on top of all, it’s itchy like hell!
Since scratching all day long isn’t a solution, you have to do something in getting rid of that itchiness and rashes produced by skin eczema.
First of all, you have to do some lifestyle changes, and, why not, to apply some home remedies to ease the itchy symptoms during an eczema flare-up. Of course, there are plenty of over-the-counter ointments that doctor may recommend you, but natural remedies turn out in being more effective than many of these pharmaceutical products.
For instance, there are many internet forums where people truly recommend Vicks Vaporub to get rid of eczema.
Is this topical ointment good for eczema?
Why not? It contains camphor and menthol, great in relieving the itchy symptoms, thymol and petrolatum for restoring skin tissue. Also, eucalyptus oil is great in combating the bacteria responsible for eczema appearance.
However, not only Vicks is great in healing skin eczema. There are plenty of other natural remedies great in alleviating eczema symptoms, and they cost a dime.
1. Lavender Essential Oil
Apart from uplifting your mood, lavender essential oil is very useful in treating skin irritation and inflammation.
Add a few drops of lavender oil to your bath water or pour a few drops on a cotton swab and dab it on the affected area.
2. Aloe Vera
This herb is well known for its soothing effect on the skin. Aloe vera works well in soothing eczema as it rehydrates the skin and works wonders in controlling the dryness.
What you can do is scoop out aloe vera gel from the plant and apply it to the affected area.
3. Licorice Extracts
This is often used in various herbal products to treat skin issues like eczema.
You will easily get licorice root extract. Mix it with water and apply the paste on the affected area.
4. Oatmeal Baths
If your skin is highly irritated, soaking in a tub of oatmeal can help calm itchy skin.
Just remember to keep the water at a lukewarm temperature.