Having any type of eczema can be bad enough but having eyelid eczema can be a lot more difficult to treat and control.
The trouble with having eczema on the eyelids is that the skin around that particular area is very sensitive and delicate.
Apart from the obvious eczema symptoms like a rash and inflammation of the skin around the eyes, this type of eczema cannot be hidden underneath clothing like other forms of eczema. This means that everybody is able to see it, and without putting a too finer point on it, it does look unattractive.
Because of this many sufferers will often be very self conscious about having eczema on their eyes. This will normally lead to the person suffering from it becoming withdrawn and getting a poor self image. This can especially be true in children.
When you look at the majority of creams which are prescribed for eczema, you will probably find that they contain steroids. Although the creams which are used to treat eyelid eczema have a light steroid content, you will still need to be careful when using them. Everybody knows that certain side effects are associated with steroids, and real care must be taken when using it around the skin of the eyes.
However it is not all doom and gloom, because there are natural remedies which can be used for treating eyelid eczema.
A really good option is to use a cream which contains Aloe Vera extract. This plant has been used for many centuries as way of healing the skin and keeping it healthy. Also the fact that it is a natural product, means that there will be no side effects.
Vitamin E is another great solution for eczema. This can be purchased fairly cheaply at a health store or a pharmacy and should be something that anybody who has eyelid eczema should try.
An important element that is often overlooked when it comes to any type of eczema, is the part stress plays. Stress doesn’t just affect the brain. When your mind is stressed, so is your body. I know that it is easy to say that you shouldn’t get stressed, but learning how to cope with stress properly can be very beneficial for eczema.
One of the hardest things to resist when it comes to eczema, is the urge to scratch at it or rub it. This is something that needs to be avoided at all costs, because this significantly makes the situation a lot worse.
There is no medical cure for eczema on the eyelids or for any other type of eczema. medications can only treat and control eczema symptoms. The key is to try and find out what is actually causing your eczema. This can be a number of things, diet, environmental toxins, chemicals, weak immune system, pets, and a number of other things.
But remember that you do have options for treating eczema. Lots of people are starting to opt for more natural remedies to help with their eczema, and many are getting real benefits. If nothing else has worked for your eyelid eczema, then this may be a route that you should consider.