Eczema is a skin condition that is characterized by the swelling and redness of the skin and the formation of minute vesicles; most conditions partly brought about by the severe heat. The word “eczema” is taken from a Greek word, which means “to boil.” This condition can affect anyone and can appear in any part of the body. Excessively dry or excessively oil skin are good breeding grounds for eczema. Other factors that can aggravate eczema are heat and excessive emotional stress. It is always a good idea to consult with your skin doctor on possible eczema therapies.
Meanwhile, there are free home remedies for eczema that you can use to alleviate your symptoms.
— Coconut oil is one way of lessening the symptoms of eczema as coconut oil helps the skin to retain its softness.
— Sunbathing is helpful as it rids the body of harmful bacteria. However, you must only “bake” early in the morning as sunbathing later in the day ups the risk of skin cancer.
— Jogging and walking is also essential to activate the bowels. Clean bowels mean a clean internal system. A clean internal system can affect the body’s outside conditions, eczema included.
— You can also apply a light mudpack to affected sites. Apply the pack for an hour at a time and repeated two to three times daily.
— Applying Crisco makes you eczema-free but also greasy. Apply this two to three times daily.
— A dried watermelon peel helps alleviating symptoms. Dry the peel then burn it to ashes. A spoonful of ash mixed with warm coconut oil makes a paste. Apply the paste to an affected area.
— A tea made up lemon juice, ground rosemary, green tea, and olive oil is also helpful. Then use this tea along with your bath.
— To keep eczema at bay, take a serving of watercress daily. Also drink daily spinach, parsley, wheatgrass, and celery.
— Mix Bengal gram flour/besan and curd. Apply it to eczema-rich areas and wash it off after 10 to 15 minutes.
— Also mix starch water after cooking rice and mix with turmeric powder. Slather this mixture to areas with eczema.
— Take a tablespoon each of corn oil during breakfast and in the evening. This helps reduce skin disorders like eczema.
— A juice of fresh apricot leaves helps in the treatment of eczema.
Most of these ingredients can be found in your garden or in your pantry. Aside from the doctor’s remedies, you can also create your own free home remedies for eczema.