Eczema is a skin disorder characterized by redness, itching and a feeling of discomfort, even inflammation. Whether it’s due to an allergic reaction or an inherited problem, it leads to epidermis lesions that make you more vulnerable to bacteria and various diseases. The most conventional treatments are based on antihistamines. However, you can try a more natural approach that you probably did not think so far. Thus, learn how to get rid of eczema with natural and efficient treatments. Keep reading!
1. Red radishes
Rich in nutrients, they help with eczema. Atopic eczema is the most common form, also known as dermatitis. According to the National Institute of Health, it causes allergic responses that lead to chronic inflammation on large areas of skin. People with this problem will most often suffer from other allergies, asthma and pollen sensitivity. Although not a direct cause of immune system hypersensitivity, elevated temperatures, dry skin and emotional stress lead to worsening of symptoms.
Red radishes have been used for hundreds of years in folk medicine to treat this skin problem. They have vitamin C and are a good source of dietary fiber, calcium, iron, and their root can help alleviate asthma, sinusoidal problems, and skin irritations. Their juice also has antioxidant properties that strengthen the immune system and neutralize potential free radicals.
Half a cup of cut radish contains about 15% of the daily amount of vitamin C, which facilitates the healing of open wounds.
Chamomile is used to relieve rashes (including eczema), minor burns and sunburn. Used as a lotion or added to the oil in a cold bath, chamomile can ease the itching caused by eczema and other rashes and reduce inflammation of the skin. It can also speed healing and prevent bacterial infection. If you have a small area affected by eczema, instead of preparing a bath you can boil chamomile tea, let it cool, then apply on the affected area with a cotton towel. Chamomile is a common plant to treat various affections.
The predominant benefits of Hamamelis plant are its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. It is useful to treat eczema.
4. Bath with oatmeal flakes
The oatmeal is ground until it reaches extremely fine dust. When added to bathing water, a milky dispersion is created that prevents oat flakes from rapid settling. You can grind oatmeal at home until you reach a powder that dissolves easily in a lukewarm bath. Oat flies help smooth skin and eliminate itchy and dry skin. Take a lukewarm bath before going to bed or whenever necessary.
5. Apple vinegar
Many people claim that apple vinegar protects them from eczema, but remember that after using apple vinegar, you need to apply a moisturizing cream because the vinegar is a drying agent. Always choose organic, unpasteurized, unfiltered organic vinegar to choose any vinegar you find in stores.
There are several ways you can use apple vinegar to treat eczema:
– the first method is to mix apple vinegar with water in equal parts and swab or spray on the affected area. Repeat treatment twice a day. If you have more sensitive skin, the composition is diluted more by adding a larger amount of water.
– the second method is to add two cups of apple vinegar in a hot tub and allow to soak for 30 minutes. Follow this treatment at least three times a week.
– the third method is to add 2-3 teaspoons of apple vinegar in a cup of water (one can add a teaspoon of honey for a better taste) and drink this composition once or twice per day.
But that’s not all … there are even more natural remedies, very efficient and effective. Keep reading about them in this article, the second part of How To Get Rid Of Eczema With Natural And Efficient Treatments.
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