An excellent home remedy for eczema is with the use of ice therapy. Ice has many cooling beneficial effects on your eczema skin. Eczema can be caused by allergens that inflame the skin. Applying ice onto an inflammation is like using water to douse the flames of a fire.
Eczema is a disorder that triggers rashes to appear on the skin. These rashes mostly develop in the hands, back, and limbs. They can really cause you great discomfort as they can be extremely itchy. However, the more you scratch it, the worse the condition gets. You can also cause your skin to bleed and introduce bacterial infections through your open wounds.
Ice therapy for eczema numbs your sore skin, causing you to relax with pain relief. The coldness of ice makes your veins contract, cutting down circulation. Once you remove the ice, your veins will start to dilate. Blood is rushed into the area that you are treating. The blood carries necessary nutrients to allow your damaged skin tissues to heal.
All you have to do is to put a few pieces of ice cubes in an ice pack or a small plastic bag wrapped in towel. Place it directly above the itchy area and move the ice under the towel in a circular motion. Try to feel how the cold sensation slowly eliminates the itch. You may find that the itchiness intensifying rather than subsiding when you first apply the ice. Just bear it for an instant. Very shortly, you will be relieved of the itch. If you are having a multiple eczema outbreak, you can work on a few minutes on each affected area.
Ice therapy for eczema is a home remedy that is effective and yet very inexpensive. However, before you start to freeze ice for the use of this therapy, be aware of the following precautions:
1. You should not apply ice directly onto your inflamed skin. Always use a towel to wrap the ice. Also, keep the ice moving over your skin.
2. Commercial cold packs should be used on your skin with extra care as they are generally a lot colder than the ice that you make in your freezer.
3. Do not use ice therapy for longer than 15 minutes over any affected part. You do not want to damage the nerves here.
4. Lastly, you should not use ice therapy if you also have rheumatoid arthritis, cold allergic conditions, paralysis or if you have blood circulation problems.