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Holistic Treatment for Eczema

Posted Apr 06 2011 8:31am

My eczema flare in the last couple of weeks has been very agonizing. It bothers me anytime of the day and when I’m asleep too. It is frustrating. I finally got round to talking to a health store provider on holistic treatment for eczema and she recommended a probiotic that is able to help with addressing eczema issues.

Studies had shown that probiotics which contain live bacteria may be able to help people suffering from eczema. Eczema is also commonly known as atopic dermatitis is a rash that brings an irritating and uncomfortable itch and it can occur near joints, back of knees, elbow or any sensitive areas of the body. Sadly, more and more kids are suffering from eczema and it is said that it is hereditary.

The natural health practitioner in the store told me that certain probiotic bacteria given to the mother during pregnancy and breast-feeding prevents eczema. So even though I was shopping for presents for mothers that morning, I bought a few holistic treatment products for my eczema recovery and it’s recovering gradually.

It is also important to know what can trigger eczema or skin rash and here are some ideas to stop the itch apart from getting a holistic treatment:

1) Avoid clothes and bedding made out of rough or synthetic fabrics. Fabrics made of wool and nylon may irritate your skin more than cotton clothes and bedding.
2) Avoid getting too hot and sweaty. The sweat can make your skin more itchy.
3) Don’t wash with soap. Use a body shampoo that is made of organic or all natural ingredients.
4) Avoid scratching
5) Use non-biological washing powders and avoid fabric softeners.

Eczema Treatment

She had also told me to increase my Vitamin C dosage and Vitamin E is said to help with skin recovery as well. Taking supplements (probiotics) that contain the bacteria called Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus reuteri may help some with eczema.

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