More and more people are turning to eczema natural treatment for several reasons.
One, eczema prescription drugs have disadvantages. Those drugs can’t really stop eczema permanently, but only control it from getting worse. There are also adverse side effects associated with the use of prescription drugs.
Worst, the condition recurs after some time of imaginary or fake healing. The eczema symptoms such as skin bleeding, oozing, blistering, flaking, dryness, itching, swelling and redness go away with the medical treatment, but will come back after some weeks or months of absence.
In light of this, it is important for those suffering to know and try eczema natural treatment methods, some of which will be discussed later.
Another terrible truth about eczema is that its cause is still unknown, though there are several postulates that have come out, such as the one that says eczema is caused by the “failure of the body to metabolize linoleic acid into y-linoleic acid (GLA)”. Another postulate states that “the cause of asthma, eczema, and other allergic diseases is an unusually clean environment.”
Medical Treatments and Side Effects
Corticosteroids and emollients are some of the common things prescribed by doctors to eczema patients. However, besides the fact that these don’t have the ability to put an end to the problem, these drugs cause severe, and sometimes, irreversible side effects.
For instance, emollients contain parabens which can irritate the skin and sodium laurel sulphate which can cause permanent skin corrosion.
Alternative Natural Treatments for Eczema
Eczema victims should try the following eczema natural treatment ideas. Study these ideas and if possible discuss them with your doctor.
• Virgin coconut oil – Virgin coconut oil is a lot better than creams that dermatologists prescribe. This oil protects the skin by keeping it moisturized and preventing it from getting infected. Besides, it is cheaper and it doesn’t cause further troubles.
• Vitamin E oil – Vitamin E oil can be applied directly on the affected area. The type that is commonly used is natural D-alpha tocopherol. Don’t use Vitamin E acetate.
• Aloe Vera – Aloe Vera is also good for eczema especially when mixed with Vitamin E oil. There are Aloe Vera gels that you can buy for this purpose.
• Gentian tincture – Gentian tincture taken before every meal helps the digestive system flush out toxins. Some toxins can indirectly irritate the affected area.
• Organic cucumber – Slice cucumber thinly and let the slices soak until the juice is released. Apply juice on the affected area.
• Flowers – A mixture of tea of calendula, lavender essential oil and marigold flower can also be applied to relieve irritation. Apply two times a day until the symptoms disappear.
• Carrots – Peel carrots and boil them until they’re ready to be mashed. Apply the paste to the affected skin area. Do that for at least 15 minutes. Afterwards, use cool water to rinse.
These are the natural treatments that you can use. Some of these may be applied in combination with the usual drugs. Confer with your doctor.