The symptoms of eczema may differ among
individuals and they depend on the severity
of the condition. Eczema typically appears
on the face and neck and on the insides
of the elbows, knees, and ankles. However,
it can appear on almost any part of
the body. In younger children, especially
infants, eczema typically appears on
the forehead, cheeks, forearms, legs,
scalp, and neck. Some of the common
symptoms of eczema are intense itchiness,
dry and red patches on the skin, flakes
or scales that appear on the rashes,
ooziness resulting from scratching,
and red bumps.
oil prevents and provides protection
against destructive free-radical formation.
It helps to keep connective tissues
strong and supple so that the skin does
not sag and wrinkle and it is even believed
to have restorative properties that
may help to heal damaged or diseased
skin. Pure coconut oil penetrates into
the deeper layers of the skin and strengthens
the underlying tissues. Topical application
of coconut oil helps to form a chemical
barrier on the skin to ward off infection
and reduce symptoms that are associated
with psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
Honey acts as a natural moisturizer
and keeps the skin hydrated and supple.
It also has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory,
and antioxidant properties. Here are
a few honey-based treatments for eczema:
together equal parts of honey and
cinnamon powder and apply this paste
onto the affected area. Leave the
mixture on overnight.
application of honey, beeswax, and
olive oil can also cure eczema.
Mix equal parts of raw (unprocessed)
honey, melted beeswax, and cold
pressed olive oil. Slightly warm
the ingredients before blending
them together and add a few drops
of vitamin E to enhance the healing
properties of this concoction.
patches on the skin by applying
a mixture of one teaspoon of honey,
one teaspoon of olive oil, and one
half of a teaspoon of lemon juice
onto the affected area. Rinse the
mixture off after 15 minutes.
Vitamins and Herbs
C may be used to strengthen the
immune system and to aid in the
skin-healing process. Consume 1,000
milligrams two times each day to
obtain the benefits of vitamin C
(children should consume half of
very beneficial to the skin-healing
process. Consume 60 milligrams of
zinc each day.
and witch hazel may be applied directly
to the skin in the form of lotion
or through a soaked wash cloth to
aid in the reduction of inflammation
perfumed products such as soaps,
detergents, body lotions, cosmetics,
alcohol, nicotine, fried foods,
and spicy foods. Also avoid sugar,
white flour, denatured cereals such
as polished rice, and processed
non-chlorinated water because chlorine
may irritate the skin and aggravate
||Use an air
filter to eliminate some airborne
allergens that can worsen eczema.
and bedding that are made of natural
fabrics such as cotton and linen.
Also, wear loose fitting, comfortable
clothes that allow the skin to breathe.
moisturized by using a mild moisturizer
that is suitable for sensitive skin.
Do not allow the skin to become
dry because this may cause itchiness
reduce stress. Follow simple relaxation
techniques such as meditation and
yoga or pursue an enjoyable hobby.
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