Eczema: 10 natural remedies

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Natural remedies that can help in case of eczema. Eczema is an inflammatory reaction of the skin, with particular reference to the dermis (dermatitis), which causes itching and redness, with the possible formation of crusts and bubbles.

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Natural remedies that can help in case of eczema. L'eczema it is an inflammatory reaction of the skin, with particular reference to the dermis (dermatitis), which causes itching and redness, with the possible formation of crusts and bubbles.

Among the factors that can cause eczema, the most common is represented by contact allergies with unwanted substances, such as those that may be contained in detergents, cosmetics or some clothes. There is also talk of atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis, caused by allergic reactions or other factors, such as particular climatic conditions or bacterial infections. Here are some useful natural remedies for eczema.

1) Aloe Vera

THEaloe vera it is one of the most popular and used natural remedies in case of eczema. It is preferable to buy the organic aloe vera gel in herbal medicine, that it is as pure as possible and that does not contain added fragrances or other ingredients that may contribute to irritate the skin. Aloe vera gel has soothing and calming properties. In general it is suitable for the treatment of sensitive and reddened skin.

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2) Epsom salts

I Epsom Hall, also known as English salts, are a natural remedy based on magnesium sulfate. They have emollient properties and are useful in case of eczema and irritated skin. In this case they are mainly used dissolved in water for a soothing and relaxing bath. Try pouring a glass of Epsom salts into the bath to enjoy their beneficial effects.

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3) Baking soda

Baking soda is a natural remedy with a thousand uses. As for eczema the advice is to use it for a soothing bath for the skin. For example, you can add a cup of baking soda to the tub water and stay immersed for 20 minutes. Otherwise, you can soak a cloth in water and bicarbonate to apply to the skin as a compress.

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4) Apple cider vinegar

THEapple vinegar presents antibacterial and antifungal properties which can help reduce the marks left on the skin by eczema. The advice is to apply apple cider vinegar mixed with water in equal parts from time to time as a useful remedy to reduce itching and dryness of the skin. Apple cider vinegar, taken as a food, can help reduce skin inflammation.

5) Extra virgin olive oil

Extra virgin olive oil has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, can help soften the skin and reduce redness. You can apply extra virgin olive oil in small quantities directly on the skin, perhaps massaging gently without scratching and using a cotton swab or a soft cloth. Extra virgin oil can replace coconut oil if coconut oil is not available.

6) Chamomile

Chamomile is known for its calming and soothing properties. You can simply use it as an herbal tea to act from the inside and reduce the stress that could be one of the reasons for the onset of eczema. You can prepare a normal chamomile infusion, let it cool or at least cool, and apply it to the skin with a damp cloth as a compress. Another useful remedy is represented bychamomile oil, which you can prepare following a really simple recipe.

7) Shea Butter

Shea butter is a real one panacea for red skin e in case of eczema. Helps soothe redness and itching and make the skin more elastic. You can easily buy pure shea butter, to use as an ointment, in herbal medicine or from the internet. Just take a little from the package with the tip of the spoon and dissolve it in the palms of your hands to apply it more easily where you need it.

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8) Organic coconut oil

You can find theorganic coconut oil in herbal medicine or on the internet. This natural remedy is considered to be very effective in case of eczema. The advice is to choose cold-pressed organic coconut oil, so that the product can keep the substances, minerals and enzymes useful for the skin. You can apply coconut oil to the skin as if it were a lotion or cream.

9) Garlic

The use of garlic can be useful in case of eczema. In this case is indicated the application of a liquid garlic extract. You can request more information about this in herbal medicine, so that the herbalist can prepare the type of natural extract that best suits your situation. Here is a new use of garlic as a powerful natural remedy.

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10) Raw food diet

We recently told you about it the story of Maya, little girl recovered from severe eczema thanks to raw food diet. It is a diet that helps the body to get rid of toxins a lot. You could try to enrich your usual diet with more fresh fruit and raw vegetables, without forgetting the homemade juices and smoothies, to understand if this can have beneficial effects for eczema.

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