By using a home remedy, eczema (also known as dermatitis) sufferers can deal with their symptoms without having to make a trip to the doctor every time. Eczema is a disease that can’t be cured, and sometimes the medication that doctors have to offer doesn’t make you feel any better. Some of them even have nasty side effects.
There are many things that you have sitting around your home that you can use to deal with your eczema and lessen the impact it has on your life. Health stores also carry natural products that are inexpensive and helpful for dealing with eczema. You have options if you want them.
For something you can do that is really easy and also relaxing, start sunbathing. The UV rays have healing qualities to them that can help to relieve the symptoms of your eczema. If you don’t have any natural sunlight available, go to a tanning salon a couple of times a week.
While it might be strange to put food on your body, people have been using oatmeal to treat skin infections since the days of the pioneers. You can either make a paste with warm, plain oatmeal or even fill a bath with it to relax in.
If you aren’t keen on taking a bath in oatmeal, you can use sea salt to treat your dermatitis symptoms at home. You can either use warm water and sea salt as a solution that you gently pour over the enflamed areas, or you can bathe in it.
Nature has a few ingredients that help with the itching and dryness of eczema. Honey can be a great remedy, although you should be sure to mix the honey with something else before applying it to your skin. You can combine it with the oatmeal bath, or you can mix it with olive oil to make an ointment for your skin.
Similar to honey, coconut oils have a moisturizing affect which counters the dryness that comes with eczema. Many health food stores sell coconut oils and you can apply it the same say as honey. Lotions that have honey or coconut oil in them may also work.
Some people have luck with over the counter creams and ointments as well. Noxzema is a skin care product that has been around for many years, and you may be able to find relief by applying it to your skin when it is enflamed.
Anything else designed for rashes, any type of rashes, may be useful in controlling your eczema symptoms without having to go to a doctor. They have anti-itching agents built in, and most of them have strong moisturizers to deal with the dryness that rashes can cause. These are two main factors in treating eczema.
You should only use a home remedy that works for you, and be sure that you aren’t allergic to anything before putting it on your skin. Over time you may find that with a home remedy, eczema is something that doesn’t have to make you uncomfortable.