Eczema can be a bothersome and painful condition that many people of different ages have to deal with. The symptoms of eczema include rashes and itchiness that most often affects the hands, feet, knees, face and scalp. There is no cure for eczema (also known as dermatitis), but many people have found ways to manage the condition so that it doesn’t control their lives.
Many people with eczema have had bad luck with doctor prescribed treatments for eczema. They sometimes clear up the problem for a few weeks, but then the symptoms return worse than when they started. Getting relief and then losing is it may be more frustrating than never getting relief at all.
For that reason, many people are looking for a natural remedy. Eczema sufferers over time have developed many different natural approaches to dealing with the condition. The effectiveness of these treatments may vary from case to case, but most eczema sufferers are able to find a natural treatment that helps them.
Eczema is a disorder of the immune system. Many different things can cause eczema to trigger in a person. One of the most effective ways, for achieving relief from eczema symptoms, is to identify and remove the agents that are causing the flare ups.
This can mean several different lifestyle changes may be in order. There are three primary sources of eczema triggers: the environment, the food, and the stress level. Making changes to all three may be necessary to achieve relief from eczema symptoms.
In order to make the right changes, it’s important to know what things are causing the reaction. You may want to consult an allergist to help you determine what things in your environment may be causing the eczema to flare up. If your eczema seems to flare up “randomly,” you should take note of what you were doing before the flare up happened. You may be able to pinpoint the cause.
The same logic applies for your diet. You may want to make a diary of what foods you ate on a day to day basis. Note which days your eczema acts up, and try eliminating some of those foods from your diet to see if any noticeable long term change occurs.
It will require some time and dedication to find out the exact cause of your eczema outbreaks. In fact, there may be multiple causes and it can take awhile to narrow them all down.
A third key factor that often causes eczema flares is stress level. Regardless of the source of the stress, whether it’s from work or the situation at home, it can cause the immune system to get completely out of whack and exacerbate an eczema problem. Learning proper stress management techniques can greatly help to reduce the potential for an outbreak.
This may seem like a lot of work for a natural remedy. Dermatitis sufferers around the world have claimed to have much better results by making lifestyle changes than by any other method, so it is well worth it.