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What is Eczema ?

Home Remedies for eczemaEczema is a form of dermatitis or inflammation of the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin). Not only does eczema cause tremendous discomfort but it often results in unexpected flare-ups triggered by allergy reactions or environmental factors. This condition affects people of all ages but it is most common in infants and children. In 60% to 70% of these cases, infants and children eventually outgrow eczema.

Eczema Causes:

  1. Eczema is considered to be hereditary. Studies reveal that a person is prone to eczema if his family has a history of closely linked conditions like hay fever and asthma.
  2. Deficiency of vitamin B6 causes eczema.
  3. Irritants or substances such as soaps, cosmetics, household cleaners or detergents, chemicals, clothing, jewelry or sweat
  4. Allergens such as dust mites, moulds, plant pollens, pets and any number of pollutants
  5. Sensitivity to certain foods, particularly dairy and wheat products, citrus fruits, eggs, nuts, chemical food additives, preservatives and colorings
  6. High humidity

Eczema Symptoms:

  1. Itching
  2. Redness on skin
  3. Dry and flaky skin
  4. Itchy blisters
  5. Inflammation on skin
  6. Small bumps on forehead, neck and cheek
  7. Rough and thickened skin.

Eczema Preventions:

  1. Limit your effected skin's contact with excess moister.
  2. Always avoid substances you are allergic to.
  3. Wear cotton clothes as they do not irritate your itchy skin.
  4. Exposure to water for a long time can lead to skin dryness.
  5. Apply moisturizer to your skin regularly. Use good quality
  6. Use eczema shampoo instead of normal shampoo. These types of shampoos are specially formulated for use by people with eczema.
  7. Reduce your stress and anxiety levels.

Eczema Home Remedies:

  1. Nutmeg (Jaiphal): Apply nutmeg paste to the affected areas.
  2. Vitamin E: Put natural vitamin E on the affected skin, it will relieve you of itching. -Tomato: Drink tomato juice daily, it will cure the symptoms in a few days.
  3. Coconut: Coconut oil can simply be applied over the areas of skin that are affected just like any topical ointment. This will help to keep the skin smooth and soft.
  4. Mud packs: Another natural remedy for eczema that is often used at home would be the application of mudpacks.
  5. Cold compresses: The application of cold compresses is also believed to help in eczema treatment and should help provide relief to any skin irritation.
  6. Papaya: Mashed papaya seeds can be applied to the areas of skin that are affected to reduce the itchiness.
  7. Honey: Putting honey on infected eczema helps to clear the infection within hours without using steroid creams that are prescribed by a doctor. Honey is a genital antiseptic and although it is sticky for a few hours meaning that you have to bandage the affected area it is well worth it. It isn't painful either.
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